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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
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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

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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
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  • 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
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sudo apt-get install alltray

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

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

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