Mail Notification not working with Gmail IMAP

David M. Karr davidmichaelkarr at
Tue Mar 17 15:38:54 UTC 2009

David M. Karr wrote:
> Ubuntu 8.10.
> I had Mail Authentication with my GMail account working with POP, but 
> after I switched to IMAP, I realized that it wasn't working anymore.  
> I get unread notes in my inbox, and the icon doesn't appear.
> When I bring up "mail-notification -p" (is there any way to get this 
> from the GUI?), I see the following:
> Mailbox type: IMAP
> server:
> username: davidmichaelkarr
> password: ****
> IMAP Mailbox: Inbox
> Connection Type: Standard (not SSL)
> Port: 143
> Auth Mechanism: Autodetect
> Use IDLE: Autodetect
> Mailbox name: Default
> Delay: 30 seconds
Hmm, well never mind.  I changed it to mailbox type "Gmail" and now it 
works.  Except I think that's what I had it set to before, and it seemed 
to have some problems.  I'll see.
> I googled for this problem, and some people said to check the following:
> % --get /apps/mail-notification/display-seen-mail
> true
> % --get /apps/mail-notification/fallback-charsets
> [user,ISO8859-15]
> Is there anything else I should be checking?

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