I do my coding work on an Ubuntu machine at work, but I keep a laptop running windows with outlook for the corporate email. I don't really want to fight with Evolution and get it to work with the corporate setup, but I'd like something that could let me know on the Ubuntu machine if I got a new email in outlook/exchange. Does such a thing exist?
Short of a one-shot tool doing exactly what you want, I can recommend a 2-part approach:
BTW, once you are past the (easy) configuration of davmail, you could access your outlook email from either Thunderbird or Evolution as if it were on a local IMAP server. Thunderbird setup instructions are available at the davmail site.
Just to clarify for anyone who is confused by the instructions at the DavMail site, when you configure DavMail be sure to use the login and password for your account on the Exchange server, not on your machine at home.
Also, an easy way to display the mail count and subjects in Conky is to use Kaivalagi's conkyEmailscript. Set the server to localhost and add the port number tag.
Example from my conkyrc: