Why doesn't Growl Mail work ALL the time?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bully worm, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. bully worm macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2009
    Anyone else having this problem?

    I have 10.6.4 with the latest version of Mail and GrowlMail. Sometimes, it decides to show me the notifications and sometimes it doesn't.

    I've already checked to see if I enabled the settings correctly in Syst.Pre/Growl
    and Mail preference as well.

    Anybody want to drop some knowledge?
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    There is a setting in preferences that I believe is checked by default... "only notify when Mail.app is in the background."

    So if Mail is your active app, you won't get notified via Growl.

    I was wondering the same thing, why it didn't seem to *ALWAYS* work and then I found that setting and sure enough, I was only NOT getting notified when Mail was the foreground app.

    Just a thought!
  3. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    It would be nice to receive notifications of new mail without the Mail application running.
  4. bully worm thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2009
    yeah I have that unchecked but I'm still not receiving notifications 'always'.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  6. bully worm thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2009
    Very nice! I'll definitely give this a try while continuing to find out why GrowlMail doesn't work all the time!

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