Gnome email notification app Mailnag 1.3 adds support for Mbox and Maildir backends

Mailnag, Is an email notification daemon integrated with Gnome Shell by extension, and it has released a new version this weekend.
Mailnag is an email notification daemon for POP3 and IMAP servers. It has predefined settings for Gmail, GMX, and Yahoo email services, and offers features including: triggering pop-ups or sound notifications when new emails are received, spam filters, or receiving new electronics Run a user-defined script when mailing.
For years, Mailnag has supported a wide range of desktop environments: Gnome Shell, Unity, Pantheon, Xfce and Cinnamon. But today, only the Gnome Shell extension is actively maintained (and the only plugin in the Debian / Ubuntu repository). Mailnag extension (Requires Mailnag daemon to be installed on the system) Displays the unread email indicator in the top panel. The indicator menu shows new email details such as the sender, email title, date, and small email body excerpts, as well as the option to mark all emails as read and check for new emails. In the new version of Mailnag 1.3.0, the settings window has a modern user interface with a title bar:

Moreover, the new Mailnag release includes support for mbox and maildir backends.

As a reminder, the use case for this case is to display the number of unread messages from the Thunderbird email client in the top bar of Gnome Shell via Mailnag. This way, you can replace Birdtray or similar products and use Mailnag to track unread emails from local and online email accounts.Mailnag Mbox maildir

To set up Mailnag using mbox or maildir, open Mailnag configuration and click + Button to add a new account, then select MBox or Maildir as the account type, then fill in the rest of the information. For example, to set up Mailnag to track new Gmail emails received in Thunderbird via IMAP (assuming you are using the default settings), select the “INBOX” file located at ~/.thinderbird/SOME-NUMBERS-AND-LETTERS.default/ImapMail/
More enhancements in Mailnag 1.3:

  • Ported to GtkApplication
  • Large-scale reconstruction
  • Support UTF-7 folder decoding
  • Improved folder resolution in the configuration UI

In Mailnag 1.3, the Mailnag Gnome Shell extension has also been updated, the extension has been ported to ES6, and GNOME 3.32 support has been added.

Download Mailnag

Mailnag can be found in the repositories of many major Linux distributions, including Debian (with Ubuntu, Linux Mint), Fedora, openSUSE, Arch Linux, And more. In most cases, it is not the latest Mailnag 1.3. For Ubuntu, Mailnag has a PPA that can be used to install the latest Mailnag:

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

You can also install the Gnome Shell extension from PPA:

sudo apt install gnome-shell-mailnag

Mailnag extension is also enabled Keep in mind that the extension itself is not working properly-it requires Mailnag (daemon) to be installed on the same computer.
After installing the extension, reload Gnome Shell (press Alt + F2And enter r then press Enter To restart Gnome Shell with X) or log out / login, make sure the Mailnag extension is enabled in Gnome Tweaks, then open Mailnag configuration from the application menu. Add your email account and close the Mailnag Configuration window to start using it. It’s worth noting that it seems that the settings are only applied after closing the Mailnag Configuration window. In other Linux distributions, these options are installation The version in your distribution repository, or install the latest Mailnag from Resources.


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