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I'm new here and started using Unity just 4 days ago. I have used Docky and AWN before. I mean i don't need all that neat stuff, but just the mail applet. Just to be in touch with mail.

Is there any way to be do this in with the Unity panel?

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You can pin the evolution application to the Unity Launcher. It has nice integration with Ubuntu. It is also the default application, so you don't have to go through the hassle of installing it. Just search for "mail" in the dash and then pin it to your launcher.

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this is a solution i suppose, thank you but i was looking for something small and something like those applets for awn or docky – Daniil May 1 '11 at 18:57
Can you clarify which "mail"? If it Gmail then try the suggestions here:… – fossfreedom May 1 '11 at 19:53
yes, gmail. i thought about unity panel, but this will do – Daniil May 1 '11 at 20:03
@fossfreedom In the link you provided, the application popper can handle any mail account not just Gmail...but yeah good suggestion. – nik90 May 1 '11 at 20:04

Try Unity Mail:

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Thanks! I was looking for a way to add something like this to the Unity launcher. I'd rather store my passwords in the Gnome Keyring instead of a plain text config file, but hey, it at least it works! – Michael Martin-Smucker Jun 18 '11 at 13:12
After a recent update, the application no longer stores the passwords in plain text! – Alin Andrei Jul 7 '11 at 15:09

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