Mail Unread Menu
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Displays a tally of unread emails in your menu bar.   Free
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Mail Unread Menu is a simple menubar application which can provide you with a quick and easy way to see how many unread email messages are in Apple's Mail. Unlike other menubar notification applications, Mail Unread Menu is actually a plugin for Mail.app, which means that the count is instantaneously updated whenever you recieve new email or change the status of a message.
What's New
Version 3.4.6:
  • Updated mailbundle for use with the Mail Update for Mavericks.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Mail Unread Menu User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+10

Dale reviewed on 04 Mar 2014
So I have an older iMac, running 10.9.2, and this is what I get when I try to install this goodie:

Mail has disabled the following plug-ins:

MailUnreadMenu

Contact the makers of these plug-ins for versions that are compatible with Mail 7.2 and Message 7.2

So, I don't know, me thinks this app needs to be updated.
[Version 3.4.6]

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Goldyn Chyld replied on 12 Apr 2014
Same here...
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Dale replied on 14 Apr 2014
I have Mail Unread Menu version 3.4.6 running on OS X Version 10.9.2, and this is what it says when I first try to use it:

Mail Unread Menu requires a mail bundle to be installed, so that your unread count will be automatically updated whenever necessary. This involves installing the file at ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/MailUnreadMenu.mailbundle. This only needs to be done once. Installing the bundle requires Mail to be closed.

Would you like to install now?

So I click OK, my Mail.app never close, yet then it days this:

The Mail Unread Menu bundle has been successfully installed. Enjoy!

I then click OK, then I get another window that says:

Mail has disabled the following plug-ins:

MailUnreadMenu

Contact the makers of these plug-ins for versions that are compatible with Mail 7.2 and Message 7.2.

I then click OK again, yet Mail Unread Menu stayed in my menubar. Is there something I need to change in the preferences to make this stupid thing work without all the stupid pop-up windows?
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+10
Dale replied on 14 Apr 2014
I just sent an email to Logan Rockmore with all of the last post I just made on MacUpdate.
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Scottlep replied on 15 Apr 2014
I love this app and it is a shame it hasn't been updated. The app if free, so no hard feelings toward the developer for not releasing an update. It actually makes me mad when I see people badmouth these devs when they don't providing an update.

Anyway, here is a temporary fix. Download https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix which will fix the UUID of the app and let it work with Apple Mail 7.2. You will need to reload the Mail Unread Menu bundle, then run the mailpluginfix app to update the UUID for the MUM app for Mail 7.2. You will probably have to do the same if Apple updates to 7.3 anytime in the future.
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+201

Zo219 reviewed on 20 Nov 2013
Sometimes the update is a little late, but it always comes, and I couldn't stand Mail without this app, it does so much more than alert. Thanks for a great product, for years now!
[Version 3.4.6]

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sc123456 replied on 17 Dec 2013
Looks like another update is needed for 10.9.1 (although indeed, it works fine after you install it each time you open Mail).
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Mikeaugustleo replied on 24 Jan 2014
Well, I've waited long enough and so gave 'Mail Menu' a go and it works well!
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ben2z replied on 25 Jan 2014
lazy develloper...
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Mikeaugustleo replied on 25 Jan 2014
I don't want to say he's lazy but being somewhat anally retentive, my desktop is completely free of icons, just a pretty picture, and so, an app like Mail Unread keeps things up in the menu bar and even then I use Bartender to keep things clean. Wish my actual desk was just as clean and tidy!
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JacintJ8961 replied on 18 Feb 2014
if the update is late, you can use MailPluginFix to make the old one work...
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Dana Sutton reviewed on 17 Nov 2013
Apple's Mail is a rare if not unique e-mail client in that it doesn't have a badged menu icon, which (at least for those users who prefer to keep the Dock hidden when not in use) is indispensible. This utility makes good the lack.And note this: if you use a "broken version" after an upgrade it will insert a plugin and tell you the installation was successful. Then Mail will put up a window saying that it has rejected an incompatible pplugin. Then the icon will appear in the menubar and work just fine anyway.
[Version 3.4.6]


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+663

Jazzyguy reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Works Great just as described. It is an indispensable tool to have in the menu bar. I installed it as a startup item.
[Version 3.4.6]


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+8

Strykerace reviewed on 12 Nov 2013
An indispensable App! Having rules that move mail into a various folders this App allows a quick view of what mail has arrived. The VIP list only goes so far.
[Version 3.4.5]


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+1

RapidZack reviewed on 11 Nov 2013
Since the latest software update of Mail.app it has been disabled by the OS. TOO BAD :(
[Version 3.4.5]


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+10

Dale reviewed on 08 Nov 2013
Here's another vote for getting this wonderful app updated to work with Mail 7.0!
[Version 3.4.5]

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blillingw replied on 10 Nov 2013
works fine with mail 7.0 running mavericks
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Dale replied on 11 Nov 2013
So this is what it says for Mail 7.0 on my Intel iMac:

"Mail Unread Menu requires a mail bundle to be installed, so that your unread count will be automatically updated whenever necessary. This involves installing the file at ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/MailUnreadMenu.mailbundle. This only needs to be done once. Installing the bundle requires Mail to be closed."

I've installed the mail bundle several times and it still doesn't work/ So we definitely need an update.
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Mikeaugustleo replied on 15 Nov 2013
Same here Dale. Each time MUR launches I have to install the bundle and then MUR is disabled as being incompatible with Mail 7.
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blillingw replied on 15 Nov 2013
Not sure if this will help but the ~/Library/Mail/Bundles folder on my computer is empty (0 items and no hidden files either). I'm running OS 10.9 and Mail 7.0 and MUM 3.4.5 (416). MUM is working just fine.
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Dale replied on 16 Nov 2013
I checked, and my ~Library/Mail/Bundles folder is also completely empty. I saw that it said Mail had to be quit before the installation, so I made sure that was the case. So it then puts the MailUnreadMenu.mailbundle in place, then when I open Mail I get this:

Incompatible Plug-ins Disabled, Mail has disabled the following plug-ins: MailUnreadMenu

Contact the makers of these plug-ins for versions that are compatible with Mail 7.0 and Message 7.0.

So me thinks we need an update to make this work with Mail 7.0.
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Mikeaugustleo replied on 16 Nov 2013
Yay! New version released and seems to be working fine now. Thank you!
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Sam Bienstock reviewed on 07 Nov 2013
I SO love this app I just hope that there will be an update for Mail 7.0!! Thanks in anticipation!!! This is one app that I could not live without. Cheers!!
[Version 3.4.5]


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RONIN427 reviewed on 07 Nov 2013
Not compatible with mail 7.0 (~_~)
[Version 3.4.5]


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+132
Neutralzone commented on 23 Oct 2013
Thank you for getting the latest version of Mail Unread Menu out the same day as Mavericks!
[Version 3.4.5]


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+27
Sbchavel had trouble on 08 Nov 2012
MUM 3.4.2 does now work with Lion. But it also conflicts with one of Mail's features, a contextual menu item that allows you to repeat a "Move To folder." With MUM installed this Mail ceases following your last Move To and offering a one-step repeat.
[Version 3.4.2]


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Drdul had trouble on 25 Jul 2011
Fantastic utility when it works, but it disappeared as soon as I restarted my Mac after updating to Safari 5.1. Now there's no icon, even though a Mail Unread Menu process is running. I wrote to the dev but have not received a response. Too bad, because I really liked this.
[Version 3.2.7]


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Sbchavel had trouble on 10 Nov 2009
Incompatible with MailRecent and disables it. Developer, please fix.
[Version 3.2.3]


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Roro01 had trouble on 27 Aug 2009
WON'T LAUNCH

Console: "Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap". iMac Intel 10.5.8
[Version 3.2]


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sbchavel had trouble on 17 Mar 2009
Oh well. It was a temporary fix that ceased to work. MUM regularly quits on opening.
[Version 3.1.1]


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sbchavel had trouble on 15 Mar 2009
I set MUM to launch with Mail. I launch mail, MUM launches then quits immediately. Would love help. When it works, MUM is great.
[Version 3.1.1]


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+4
simichavel had trouble on 11 Mar 2008
Doesn't work for me either.
[Version 3.0]


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jatyas had trouble on 11 Mar 2008
I just installed this on my new MBP. While it installs fine, it doesn't seem to work? The previous version 2.6 worked fine after updating the following Mail settings:

$sudo defaults write com.apple.mail EnableBundles 1

$sudo defaults write com.apple.mail BundleCompatibilityVersion 3

Am I missing something? I love this app. when it works! Any ideas?
[Version 3.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 11 Mar 2008
You should contact the developer at the developer's site.
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karl brown had trouble on 11 Mar 2008
for some reason will not unzip says not complete or problem with as the reason cannot be opened g4 powerbook running tiger
[Version 3.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 11 Mar 2008
Unzips with no issues here, running OS X 10.4.11.
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+4
simichavel had trouble on 13 Feb 2007
Further testing has whittled down the problem as follows: when Mail.app has no new messages to report, Mail Unread Menu gives me "1." Otherwise, MUM is accurate and, as intended, simultaneous.
[Version 2.1]



+8

Roes rated on 06 Dec 2013

[Version 3.4.6]



+20

Tenthumbs rated on 19 Nov 2013

[Version 3.4.6]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 16 Nov 2013

[Version 3.4.6]



+20

Tenthumbs rated on 08 Nov 2013

[Version 3.4.5]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 22 Sep 2013

[Version 3.4.4]



+195

MacUpdate-Warren rated on 09 Jan 2013

[Version 3.4.2]



-5

FDeuce rated on 11 May 2011

[Version 3.2.6]



Jairo De La Cruz rated on 20 Apr 2011

[Version 3.2.6]



+191

Mikebenda rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 3.2.6]



+3

Elrainia rated on 06 Apr 2011

[Version 3.2.6]


Downloads:38,662
Version Downloads:1,979
Type:Internet : Email
License:Free
Date:16 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Mail Unread Menu is a simple menubar application which can provide you with a quick and easy way to see how many unread email messages are in Apple's Mail. Unlike other menubar notification applications, Mail Unread Menu is actually a plugin for Mail.app, which means that the count is instantaneously updated whenever you recieve new email or change the status of a message.


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