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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 45,929 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/05/2015
  • Created 12/18/2007
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 17
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About MailNotifier


MailNotifier is a small addon that has two purposes: tracking how many unread mails the player has in the inbox and alerting him when new mail is received (plays a sound and flashes the minimap mail button).


  • Tracks how many unread mails the player has in the inbox
  • Alerts the player when new mail is received
  • No configuration needed


Except when the player visits the inbox, it's impossible to know exactly how many unread mails he has. This is why Mail Notifier can only detect mails received while playing, and by comparing the mail senders list at login (ex: If you have 1 sender when you logout and 3 when you login, obviously you have at least received 2 more mails).


  • Updated for 6.1.
  • Updated for The Iron Tide.
  • Updated for Siege of Ogrimmar.
  • Updated for patch 5.3: Escalation.
  • Updated for patch 5.2: The Thunder King
  • Updated for patch 5.1: Landfall!
  • Updated for Mists of Pandaria
  • Updated for patch 4.3
  • Updated for patch 4.2
  • Updated for patch 4.1
  • Fixed a bug preventing the last implementation from actually working
  • Further improvements and bug fixes of the tracking system
  • Now is much smarter playing sounds: won't make you crazy from several bips in a row. (saves hears!)
  • Fixed a bug causing more mails to be counted at startup than they should
  • Fixed a bug causing some auctions to count as 2 mails
  • Warning sound working again
  • Updated for 4.0.1
  • Several localization improvements, including new languages (only Russian missing). A special thank you to everyone who helped to translate this addon.
  • Updated for 3.3.3
  • Great mail tracking system improvements
  • Updated for 3.3
  • Fixed the problematic bug which was causing MailNotifier to not work correctly at login
  • Now can detect mails sent by a battlemaster when the currency limit is reached
  • Fixed the bug that prevent MailNotifier to detect new mails at startup. There are no more known bugs.
  • Added korean translation (thanks to closetou)
  • Updated for 3.2
  • Added Spanish and French translations (thanks to LigthSora and Andy2508, respectively)
  • Fixed some important mail tracking bugs. Now it appears to be more accurate than ever!
  • Fixed some minor mail tracking bugs which appeared with version 5
  • Added chinese translations (thanks to Sparanoid)
  • Updated for 3.1
  • Improved the new mail tracking system once more
  • Redesigned the Minimap Mail Button tooltip
  • Compiled localization files into a single one
  • Now mail indicator displays the number of unread mails even when it is equal to 1
  • Changed mail indicator flash style to be the same as the calendar button
  • Re-uploaded versions 3.2 and 4 (which had been removed from WoWInterface)
  • Fixed some mail tracking issues
  • Now Mail Notifier uses the "last three senders" to track new mails received while not logged in
  • Updated TOC file (which I forgot to do last version)
  • Small bug fix
  • This version works both on 3.0 (WLK) and 2.0 (current normal realms), even if the addon control panel says that it's "out of date"
  • Removed the "auto-pick mail" functionality, because Blizzard replaced it in 3.0
  • Code cleanup
  • Fixed bug causing the number of new mails in the minimap button to be below the border, which was problematic in numbers bigger than 100
  • Reorganized the code
  • Updated to 2.4
  • Changed name to "Mail Notifier" (I guess it is more intuitive)
  • Note: new mails count has been restarted

Version 1.3

  • Code improvements
  • Fixed bug that prevented some new mails from being properly detected

Version 1.2

  • Auto -pick mail now works with multi-item mails
  • Improved auto - pick mail performance
  • No longer adds 2 new mails when you win an auction

Version 1.1

  • The 'detecting new mails system' is no longer based on FuBar_MailFu, so it won't add a new mail by mistake after closing the inbox
  • Now detects action outbid mails correctly
  • Won't add 2 new mails when you delete an auction
  • As there weren't any more bug reports, Mail Counter is no longer beta


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  • #22

    Get similar error from Talent Frame also sometimes, very annoying. Have to do /reload to be able to change things again.


    Date: 2014-10-28 22:44:59
    ID: 43
    Error occured in: AddOn: MailNotifier
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn MailNotifier attempted to call a forbidden function (CastGlyph()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: CastGlyph()
    ...terface\AddOns\Blizzard_GlyphUI\Blizzard_GlyphUI.lua:611: GlyphFrameSpell_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1

  • #24

    For me the above taints stopped when I removed the UIFrameFlash call from MailNotifier.lua. The UIFrameFlash function is known to cause taints, and there is even a guide to replace it with animations.

    Without the UIFrameFlash call the mail icon no longer flashes after getting new mail, but the new mail sound and popup are still working.

  • #23

    I too had this bork when opening talent window. I was also using Strata Fix.  I understand that that bug happens with addons quite randomly, but this happened so often with Mail Notifier and the Talent frame I suspect it might be a shared global name or something.  And when you're changing a talent, it's often at a crucial time when people are waiting for you.
    I love the concept of this, but I can't deal with frequent UI reloads, especially considering the limitations of counting mail only when it's arrived in session.  I've also had it indicate mail when there is none, and heard the sound in a dungeon but no mail was in.  God, I wish there was a way around this, so I'll keep an eye here.
    For those of yuou inquiring about sound, you can replace the sound in the lua file.

    Last edited by machinelf on 1/29/2015 8:55:21 AM
  • #21

    is there a way to disable the sound? It is extremely loud compared to other sound effects. Otherwise thanks for the great addon for me it is the most reliable LDB addon for mail that I tried. :)

  • #20

    didn't have this error on fresh 5.4.1 patch day , only came after latest " hotfix " from Blizzard ,i can't open my Talent bar it just crashes and gives this error .


    2x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn "MailNotifier" tried to call the protected function "IsDisabledByParentalControls()".
    !BugGrabber-r198-release\BugGrabber.lua:552: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:552>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\MainMenuBarMicroButtons.lua:229: in function "UpdateMicroButtons"
    Blizzard_TalentUI\Blizzard_TalentUI.lua:422: in function <Blizzard_TalentUI\Blizzard_TalentUI.lua:416>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1819: in function "SetUIPanel"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1663: in function "ShowUIPanel"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1545: in function <FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1541>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2262: in function "ShowUIPanel"
    Blizzard_TalentUI\Blizzard_TalentUI.lua:226: in function "PlayerTalentFrame_Toggle"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:495: in function <FrameXML\UIParent.lua:488>


    For Azeroth !

  • #19

    As of Patch 5.4.1 with my GERMAN client I get this error:

    Date: 2013-10-30 13:34:26
    ID: 15
    Error occured in: AddOn: MailNotifier
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn MailNotifier attempted to call a forbidden function (IsDisabledByParentalControls()) from a tainted execution path.
       [C]: IsDisabledByParentalControls()
       ..\FrameXML\MainMenuBarMicroButtons.lua:229: UpdateMicroButtons()
       [C]: Hide()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1803: SetUIPanel()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1879: HideUIPanel()
       [C]: SetAttribute()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2278: HideUIPanel()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2282: HideParentPanel()

  • #18

    Casting a Glyph resultes in:

    Date: 2013-09-23 11:59:21
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: MailNotifier
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn MailNotifier attempted to call a forbidden function (CastGlyph()) from a tainted execution path.
       [C]: CastGlyph()
       ...terface\AddOns\Blizzard_GlyphUI\Blizzard_GlyphUI.lua:525: GlyphFrameSpell_OnClick()
       [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
          [string "*:OnClick"]:1

  • #14
    MailNotifier Launcher does not quite work properly. It only notifies of new mail when you hover over the addon which isn't so useful.

    The line in error is : Launcher:OnMailChanged(0) whereas it should be Launcher:OnMailChanged(*Number of New Mail*). I'm not sure what to pass to the function to determine the Number of New Mail though. Can you advise?
  • #15
    That line has nothing to do with the error. The number of mails is only available after the saved variables has been loaded, and not at startup.
    The problem is most likely related with the interaction with the display.

    Which display are you using?

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  • #17
    I'm not sure what you mean by which display I am using. I am using Titan Panel.

    When I change Launcher:OnMailChanged(0) to Launcher:OnMailChanged(1) (or in fact any number) then it does display that I have new mail. To me it seems that the number of mail items in the mailbox needs to be passed to the "Launcher:OnMailChanged" function to allow it to display. Otherwise the function will always determine that there are 0 mails in the mailbox.
  • #13
    Option to adjust the sound volume would be nice. Or even set to silent mode so it wouldn't disturb raiding.
  • #16
    That's a good idea, but, instead, I'm going to see if it is possible to make MailNotifier "smart", to not disturb while fighting.

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  • #11
    I have Fr localization for you :

    For mail notifier :

    L.HaveMail = 'Vous avez %s message non lu'
    L.HaveMails = 'Vous avez %s messages non lus'
    L.From = ' de:'

    And for MailNotifier_Laucher

    L.LauncherError = "Ne peux pas charger MailNotifier Launcher car votre version de MailNotifier n'est plus a jour. Merci de télécharger MailNotifier-%s"
    L.NoMail = 'Pas de messages'
    L.Mails = ' Messages'
    L.Mail = ' Message'

    I think the translate is ok, but i'm not sure =P

    Also, i'ts a good add-on !
  • #12
    Thank you! Lately I've received many translations! (chinese, spanish, and now french!) This will be added right in the next version (for WoW 3.2).
    I will add you as a translator and a "thank you note" in the description.

    If you wish, there are 2 more strings which could be translated. You can add them trough the CurseForge translation engine (no need to add the ones you already posted):

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  • #9
    can u change the sound?
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