The standard Indicator Applet 0.4.6 on a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't achieve what I am looking for.

Can someone recommend an alternative applet to notify when new emails arrive. It should have the following features:

  • IMAP support.
  • Multiple mailboxes.

Bonus features:

  • Calendar notifications.
  • Push IMAP support.
  • Customisable icons & visuals.

Note: Popper is not longer developed. The last working version is for 12.04. Later releases are not supported.

You may want to have a look a Popper, a nice and actively developed project by @RalfHersel.

  • Thanks, popper is everything I wanted. Accepted this answer because you got there first! – Greg Feb 26 '11 at 20:30
  • In fact @Allan was first (40s earlier) – Takkat Feb 26 '11 at 20:42
  • whats 40s between friends ;) – Allan Nov 21 '11 at 20:28
  • @Allan: nothing (almost) - good you're still around! – Takkat Nov 21 '11 at 20:52
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    @Woeistg Sadly the development of Popper was discontinued, and it will not work in releases later than 12.04. – Takkat Feb 9 '16 at 18:48


I would suggest popper as a good replacement as it can deal with POP & IMAP and multiple accounts popper is not in the Software Center you need to install it from a .deb package with can be downloded from there launchpad page here

Hope this helps

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