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An extensible mail notification daemon
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Mailnag

An extensible mail notification daemon.

Mailnag is a daemon program that checks POP3 and IMAP servers for new mail.
On mail arrival it performs various actions provided by plugins.
Mailnag comes with a set of desktop-independent default plugins for
visual/sound notifications, script execution etc. and can be extended
with additional plugins easily.

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Installation

Ubuntu

Mailnag has an official Ubuntu PPA.
Issue the following commands in a terminal to enable the PPA and install Mailnag.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pulb/mailnag
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mailnag

As of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring), Mailnag is also available in the official repos.
Run sudo apt-get install mailnag in a terminal to install it.

Debian

Mailnag is currently available in Debian unstable.
Run sudo apt-get install mailnag in a terminal to install it.

Fedora

As of Fedora 17, Mailnag is available in the official Fedora repos.
Just run yum install mailnag (as root) in a terminal to install the package.

Arch Linux

Mailnag is available in the AUR repository.
Please either run yaourt -S mailnag or packer -S mailnag (as root) to install the package.

Generic Tarballs

Distribution independent tarball releases are available here.
Just run ./setup.py install (as root) to install Mailnag,
though make sure the requirements stated below are met.

Requirements
  • python2 (python3 won't work!)
  • pygobject
  • gir-notify (>= 0.7.6)
  • gir-gtk-3.0
  • gir-gdkpixbuf-2.0
  • gir-glib-2.0
  • gir-gst-plugins-base-1.0
  • python-dbus
  • pyxdg
  • gettext
  • gir-gnomekeyring-1.0 (optional)
  • networkmanager (optional)

Configuration

Run mailnag-config to setup Mailnag.
Closing the configuration window will start Mailnag automatically.

Default Mail Client

Clicking a mail notification popup will open the default mail client specified in GNOME Control Center -> Details -> Default Applications.
If you're a webmail (e.g. gmail) user and want your account to be launched in a browser, please install a tool like gnome-gmail.

Desktop Integration

By default, Mailnag emits libnotify notifications, which work fine on most desktop environments
but are visible for a few seconds only. If you like to have a tighter desktop integration
(e.g. a permanently visible indicator in your top panel) you have to install an appropriate
extension/plugin for your desktop shell. Currently the following desktop shells are supported:

Furthermore, I highly recommend GNOME users to install the GOA plugin,
which makes Mailnag aware of email accounts specified in GNOME Online Accounts.

Screenshots

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