Independant mail notification (no need for Evolution to be open)

Bug #570088 reported by Geek87
This bug affects 10 people
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Indicator Applet

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I'm not sure if this has already been discussed or not, but I think it could be good to have the features of a program like mail-notification be part of the indicator applet features. Saying that the applet could for example retrieve mails on an IMAP account over SSL or TLS using IDLE extension. Like that we could close Evolution which is a very good soft but too heavy for me to keep it open, even minimized.


Geek87 (geek87)
summary: - Mail notification
+ Independant mail notification (no nned for Evolution to be open)
summary: - Independant mail notification (no nned for Evolution to be open)
+ Independant mail notification (no need for Evolution to be open)
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Piedro Kulman (piedro) wrote :


The whole social desktop idea doesn't make sense if you have to open individual programs to make the overview work! This may not be a bug as such but a major conceptional flaw. The idea of an indicator applet should be to get all the information you can get on your communicational status with one quick look. (programs should then open by clicking on the messages)

By the way:

A "You have new mail!"-message works on every other desktop system I know.
On the other hand I do understand that evolution is a brand new addition to the gnome desktop and not yet fully integrated.
I'm sure it will in the future ...

thx for reading,

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Markus (markusb) wrote :

I would like to have an indication for my gmail account. The IMAP extension mentioned might be an easy way for this.

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stblack (stblack-linux) wrote :

If you'd like a gmail notifier you could use the gmail-notifier package.
You'll find two new application on Applications->Internet. Configure your username and password and launch the notifier.
You'll have the gmail integrated in the indicator-applet, and if you'd like to have it at the startup you'll have to add in the startup applications

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, the indicator-applet is only a container though, either evolution needs to have a service running when the ui is closed or another service needs to be added for this, in any case not an indicator bug

Changed in indicator-applet:
status: New → Invalid
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