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When I receive a mail in Evolution (ubuntu 11.04 natty), I don't get any mail notification about it in the messaging menu (it still shows for my 3 mails accounts "inbox: 0"). I'd like to know if it's a bug and it can be fixed or if it's just me. I used the integrated opera email for years but I like the way evolution is integrated into unity.

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Apparently there's no other way just to have Evolution running (and minimized if you want to). That way I'm getting notifications, otherwise not.

Edit: before you minimize it, right click on the window border and select 'Always on Visible Workspace'.

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I found a patched evolution-indicator, it's solves the problem completely. Here's the whole article:… Many thanks to the author! –  Matt May 25 '11 at 19:59

There is an option in 'Mail Preferences' to show 'Indicate new messages in the panel' - is that ticked?

To get there, go to Edit > Preferences > Mail Preferences.

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thanks for the reply, but yes it is ticked, of course. –  user17066 May 9 '11 at 14:41
noone? Well it seems that it's a commong bug if I'mnot mistaken. At least it would be nice if someone on natty can tell me that he doesn't have this issue. –  user17066 May 10 '11 at 6:35
Same here checkbox ticked but no notifications. –  dawez May 12 '11 at 10:13

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