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Icon that tells you if you have new mail

Mail Notification is a status icon (aka tray icon) that tells you if you have new mail. It works with system trays implementing the System Tray Specification (ie the GNOME Panel Notification Area, the Xfce Notification Area, and the KDE System Tray). Current features include multiple mailbox support, mbox, MH, Maildir, Sylpheed, POP3 and Gmail support, automatic detection of mailbox format, automatic notification, and HIG compliance.



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Janet Casey

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16 August 2004

Leaders and contributors

Jean-Yves Lefort Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteOpenSSL 0.9.5b or later (for SSL support)
Required to useGTK+ 2.4.0 or later
Weak prerequisitelibsoup 1.99.28 or later (for Gmail support)
Weak prerequisiteCyrus SASL version 2.0 or later (for SASL authentication support)
Required to useGnome 2.0 or later


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