How do I make Evolution keep checking my emails and notifying in the indicator applet without keeping the main UI open?
closed as off topic by fossfreedom♦ Feb 27 '12 at 18:57
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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
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