Is there an email notifier application that:

  • can be found in the Ubuntu repositories (not in a PPA),
  • is integrated with the Online Accounts in Unity,
  • shows notifications in message bubbles in the top right corner in Unity (dunno how it's called),
  • is integrated with the Messaging Menu in Unity?

Unfortunately I didn't find any so far and Online Accounts support would be important for me.


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IF you really want UOA integration then you should try Evolution (& evolution-indicator plugin). Otherwise Unity-Mail has most of the required features.

Unity Mail Install unity-mail

Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/unity-mail

With Unity Mail we can handle multiple gmail accounts. You will get an OSD notification whenever you receive a new mail showing the sender, and the subject of a mail.

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In addition it adds a launcher icon to display the count of unread messages, integrates with the mail indicator to turn it blue, and displays a list of mails in the drop down menu there.

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Install it using:

sudo apt-get install unity-mail

Install via the software center

Evolution Install evolution

  • Has messaging menu support
  • Show notification bubble
  • Integrated with Ubuntu Online Accounts
  • no ppa


Install it with following command:

sudo apt-get install evolution evolution-indicator

  • Thanks! I use Thunderbird, wouldn't like to switch to Evolution. :) Commented Nov 29, 2014 at 23:48
  • Thunderbird has its own messaging menu integration & also shows notification bubble. Its doesn't use online account which I think is good because online accounts has lots of bugs. Commented Nov 30, 2014 at 6:50
  • Unity mail does not work for me (Ubuntu 20).
    – J. Schmidt
    Commented Jan 11 at 16:37

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