I've configured Unity Mail so it monitors 2 email accounts (say, Gmail and Mail.ru). It correctly notifies me about new messages, but when I click on an unread message it either redirects me to Gmail or does nothing in the case of Mail.ru.

Is there a possibility of configuring Unity Mail so it can handle different redirect pages with the respect to email accounts?

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When you click on an unread message in the Messaging Menu, it shouldn't open anything unless you set up an "Inbox[]" URL. To set it up, do the following:

  • open the configuration file (~/.config/unity-mail.conf) in any editor;
  • if there is no [URLs] section, add it (simply append this line to the file);
  • in [URLs] section, add lines like these:

    Inbox[[email protected]] = http://mail.google.com/mail/
    Inbox[[email protected]] = http://mail.ru/...

    (of course you can use any emails/URLs there). Now it should open the specified URL when you click on the unread message.

  • I had to restart Unity Mail for this to work
    – janot
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 14:37

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