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The title says it all. I want to be notified in the tray.

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Install xfce4-mailwatch-plugin. Then, right click on the panel, and choose Panel --> Add New Items

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Click on Mail Watcher, and then on Add, and Close

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Once done you'll see the icon on the panel.

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Once done, right click on the icon, and choose properties, to be able to setup emails.

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There is no mail watcher in my list of installable items. Maybe I forgot to install a certain package? – ubuplex Jan 13 '14 at 18:18
Which Xubuntu release are you using? – Mitch Jan 13 '14 at 18:19
The latest 13.10. – ubuplex Jan 13 '14 at 18:21
Same here. Try running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade – Mitch Jan 13 '14 at 18:24
Which Xfce version do you have? See if you have the plugin installed. – Mitch Jan 13 '14 at 18:34

If you are using Thunderbird, then there is the Firetray extension.

When there's no unread email, it show the faded envelope icon (that can be configured otherwise). When there are unread emails, it shows their count.

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I use 'minimize to try revived' & 'minimize on start and close' for thunderbird – GM-Script-Writer-62850 Jan 15 '14 at 22:05
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I had to install the package xfce-mailwatch-plugin.

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you can add to panel the xfce4-mailwatch and configure the mailboxes. email-notification: (check if libnotify-bin is installed) properties>external programs>run on new messages: notify-send -i xfce-newmail "New email" "You have new email"

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