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Change the color of "You have mail: [###]" or
just change the color of "[###]"
Bright red, or another color contrasting the current color scheme, would stand out indicating something new, and to check it out.
Nothing would stand out, unless they actually had messages.
A limited time animated gif (like ggrot mentioned) would also be good... set to maybe three repetitions of the animation. That way, peraps the movement would catch their eye when they loaded a page, but then stop.
That red should catch the newer user's eyes. I know there will be a long period of adjustment for us older members. It also should help remind the older members to keep their StickyMail box as low as they can tolerate.
The rest of the story here is that I have had StickyMail v2.0 almost done for six months. Just a question of finding the time. The last six months have been a case of one top priority trumping another top priority on a daily basis.
It does, the job, and you are right Brett, it will take some time getting used to, as it sort off destroys, the visual integrity of the site, but if everybody is happy with the change, then who am i too complain.
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