How do I make Evolution keep checking my emails and notifying in the indicator applet without keeping the main UI open?

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  • I'm looking for something like this in the unity interface. I can't use Thunderbird because all my email history is in Evolution – Robert Johnstone Jun 13 '12 at 8:19

As far as I know this is not possible at the moment. There is already a bug report at launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution-indicator/+bug/508608


You could try installing 'mail-notification-evolution', its supposed to provide support for Mail Notification. I had some problems using it, but some people have had better luck than me.

sudo apt-get install mail-notification-evolution
  • I'm thinking more of something that integrates with the notification system in Ubuntu, and not a separate icon. So the envelope should turn green and upon clicking show the count against the mail accounts configured - just like it works when evolution window is open. I'm guessing it is probably a feature which is just not present, in that case I might just file a feature request on Launchpad. – ups Jul 31 '10 at 11:17
sudo apt-get install alltray

Then start Evolution from AllTray. That'll give Evolution the ability to hide in the Notification Area.


Use this program, it integrates with current ubuntu notification (envelope becomes green when new mail arrives): https://launchpad.net/cloudsn

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