I just completed a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick-Merkaat install.
Following the installation I used a small script to install a bunch of packages I used on the same notebook before the Ubuntu re-installation.
Closing on every gnome login session the mail settings is not a pleasent experience, therefore I took a bit of seconds to find out what launches the New Mail pop-up window
Here is how the annoying window looks like everytime I login on my ubuntu:
Some of the text on the above screenshot is in Bulgarian as the default configured locale for this Ubuntu install is set to Bulgarian but I hope this doesn’t matter as other people who have the same popup can still recognize the window.
Now to find out the process which spawned the mail notification popup I issued:
root@ubuntu:~# ps ax |grep -i mail 2651 pts/1 Sl+ 0:01 mail-notification --sm-disable
Further on I checked what is the original location of mail notification command :
root@ubuntu:~# which mail-notification
To be absolutely sure mail-notification does spawn the mail settings window I used pkill -9 mail-notification
As the window suddenly died now I was absolutely sure that mail-notification is spawning the unwanted pop-up window which appeared right after me logging in.
I used dpkg -S to check which package does the mail-notification program belong to as I thought that the solution to get rid of this annoying popup will come to removing the whole package, here is what I did:
root@ubuntu:~# dpkg -S /usr/bin/mail-notification
Now knowing the package I simply wiped it off:
root@ubuntu:~# apt-get remove --yes mail-notification
root@ubuntu:~# dpkg --purge mail-notification
After that I guarantee you you won’t see the irritating new mail settings pop-up window again.
Farewell mail-notification annoyance, hope to never see you again!!! 🙂
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