One of the things that I use frequently is the email notification in Windows Live Messenger. There will be something similar when Skype takes over THE messenger...????
Unfortunately this feature is not available yet.
Just want to add my voice - this is really the only reason I had MSN messenger - will this be coming to Skype now? Or a separate application for notifications?
I provide computer support for private customers and I can tell this feature is highly demanded because a lot people who use live messenger in NL are really used to the program. Especially people with autism or other disablities should see the same features when they are forced to use skype.