After upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, session menu and user menu were missing and the mail menu was empty. I followed the directions in this thread and the session and user menus appeared. But the mail menu is still empty. What can I do to get it working?

I tried these,

sudo apt-get purge indicator-messages


sudo apt-get install indicator-messages

After this the mail menu contents flickered for a second and disappeared again.

NOTE: The mail icon appears in the task bar but it us empty.

  • Did you try unity --reset ? – jplatte Sep 4 '12 at 17:00
  • I did. It didn't help – Chetan Oct 6 '12 at 8:19
  • Does it work from a Live CD? – jplatte Oct 7 '12 at 12:20
  • With empty do you mean it looks like in this question? – mrcktz Dec 20 '12 at 21:07