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A global minor mode for Emacs that displays the number of unread messages in the notmuch database in the mode line.


(add-to-list 'load-path "/path/to/notmuch-unread")
(require 'notmuch-unread)


M-x notmuch-unread-mode

The unread message count is displayed next to the ✉ character in the mode line.


By default, notmuch-unread counts the number of messages with the 'unread' tag. This can be changed by customizing notmuch-unread-search-term to a notmuch search term of your liking.

The default update interval is 5 seconds. Customize notmuch-unread-update-interval to change this.


Copyright (C) 2014 David Thompson

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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