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Unity Mail

Unity Mail is a Unity-specific application to display the email unread count on the Unity launcher.

Unity Mail features:
  • Display unread email count on the Unity launcher
  • Unity quicklists to compose new email, inbox, etc. (Gmail only)
  • Works with any IMAP4 server (Gmail configuration is added automatically)
  • Multiple accounts support
  • NotifyOSD notifications
  • customizable quicklists

Unity Mail was updated today, the new version (0.5.3) bringing GNOME Keyring support so the passwords are no longer stored in plain text. Also, Unity Mail now comes with a GUI which allows you to configure it so you no longer have to edit any config file manually:

Unity Mail

If you were using Unity Mail before this release, your old account data should be automatically migrated so there's no need to do anything.

Install Unity Mail

To install Unity Mail in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mitya57/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-mail

Once installed, Unity Mail should be automatically added to the Unity launcher and the configuration dialog should pop up if this is the first time you've installed it. The configuration dialog can also be accessed by right clicking the Unity Mail icon and selecting "Change account details".

To customize the quicklists, create an unity-mail.conf file under ~/.config/ (gedit ~/.config/unity-mail.conf) and paste this:

And add your quicklists for "Home", "Compose", etc. But please note that the quicklists only work with websites (make sure you add http:// to each quicklist) so you can't add Thunderbird or other applications.

Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.