Mail Unread Menu
Mail Unread Menu
3.4.6

4.4

Mail Unread Menu free download for Mac

Mail Unread Menu3.4.6

16 November 2013

Displays a tally of unread emails in your menu bar.

Overview

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 in Mail Unread Menu

Version 3.4.6:
  • Updated mailbundle for use with the Mail Update for Mavericks.

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84 Reviews of Mail Unread Menu

2
bruce-kinley
03 September 2009
Version: 3.2.1

Most helpful

Still crashes in Snow Leopard when in use with Google Notifier. Even in Leopard I could never get this app to work without crashing. Nice idea, but crashes too much for me to bother with.
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Winco
16 August 2019
Version: 3.4.6
It is free and it is a must have for Apple Mail in my opinion. Still works with High Sierra and Mail 11.5. You do need to download the free app, MailPluginFix, and use this to fix this plugin to then work.
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vun
02 May 2018
Version: 3.4.6
Mail 3.0 marks Mail Unread Menu as incompatible. It works, but Mail bundle installation is required every time Mail is relaunched. With Magnesium-app's Mail Satellite there's no such problem ($10).
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5
Winco
08 March 2017
Version: 3.4.6
It is free and it is a must have for Apple Mail. Still works with El Capitan and Mail 9.3. You do need to download the free app, MailPluginFix, and use this to fix this plugin to then work.
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larrymcj
21 January 2016
Version: 3.4.6
Does anyone know if this app works in El Capitan?
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anonymous-tapir-4715
25 March 2015
Version: 3.4.6
This best-of-class works in Yosemite by moving it back into ~/Library/Mail/Bundles folder if you get a warning that it has been disabled.. And MailPluginFix can be a help.
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0.5
jpl373
18 March 2015
Version: 3.4.6
Complete stopped development ages ago.
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0.5
jpl373
18 March 2015
Version: 3.4.6
Complete stopped development ages ago.
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4.5
Worldwide-Hideout
27 August 2014
Version: 3.4.6
I have relied on this app for years and was bummed when it stopped working (thank you Apple). Scottlep's fix is working perfectly (so far) for me running 10.9.4 and Mail 7.3 Thanks. "...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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larrymcj
18 May 2014
Version: 3.4.6
Unfortunately, this won't work with Mail 7.3 in the latest update to Mavericks.
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dalesorel
05 March 2014
Version: 3.4.6
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.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
20 November 2013
Version: 3.4.6
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!
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4.5
Dana-Sutton
17 November 2013
Version: 3.4.6
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.
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5
Jazzyguy
17 November 2013
Version: 3.4.6
Works Great just as described. It is an indispensable tool to have in the menu bar. I installed it as a startup item.
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4.5
Strykerace
12 November 2013
Version: 3.4.5
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.
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RapidZack
11 November 2013
Version: 3.4.5
Since the latest software update of Mail.app it has been disabled by the OS. TOO BAD :(
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5
dalesorel
08 November 2013
Version: 3.4.5
Here's another vote for getting this wonderful app updated to work with Mail 7.0!
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5
Sam-Bienstock
08 November 2013
Version: 3.4.5
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!!
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5
Andrew8042
08 November 2013
Version: 3.4.5
Not compatible with mail 7.0 (~_~)
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Neutralzone
24 October 2013
Version: 3.4.5
Thank you for getting the latest version of Mail Unread Menu out the same day as Mavericks!
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5
Fking
23 October 2013
Version: 3.4.5
essential app! i love using this (as i hide away my dock). chose a custom icon, and...simple. plus being able to click on that icon and jump to mail is logical, intuitive. glad to see this working in mavericks! am back in business...
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5
Christa-1980
16 September 2013
Version: 3.4.4
I just hate the notification feature in OS X 10.8 but that is another story. Mail Unread Menu is a way better imo !! Great stuff
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sbchavel
08 November 2012
Version: 3.4.2
MUM 3.4.2 works with 10.7, but it disables Mail's contextual menu item "Move To ". With MUM installed Mail ceases following your last Move To and offering a one-step repeat.
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sbchavel
08 November 2012
Version: 3.4.2
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.
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5
Kobalt
27 July 2012
Version: 3.4.1
This little app has been part of my menu bar for a long time and I happily give it a full 5 stars. I'm puzzled why the dev has chosen to *disable* functionality under Snow Leopard, though. There doesn't appear to be any particular reason for it.
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5
delenca
12 April 2012
Version: 3.3.3
Surprised that Apple doesn't offer this option already (who can see the dock anyway?!?). Thanks so much for the developer. Very well implemented app - quite some number of options too! Kudos, -Alex
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sc123456
09 February 2012
Version: 3.3.2
Same issue as vinjah below. I had to get rid of 3.2.9 after I updated to 10.7.3, and no I can no longer use it because the of the 100% CPU usage. I tried emailing the developer but got no response. Maybe if more people contact him he will fix the issue.
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Sherman-Wilcox
02 February 2012
Version: 3.3.2
First Mail bundle to update for 10.7.3 -- good job developer!
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5
Tenthumbs
30 December 2011
Version: 3.3.1
I'm amazed Apple doens't provide this feature, thankfully there's Mail Unread Menu. As most experienced mac users have their dock hidden, the most obvious way to see if new mail has arrived is by unhiding the dock (by mousing or shortcut) to see if there's any red badges on the Mail icon. This can be fairly disruptive for people like me compared to just a quick glance at the menubar. This plugin also has an edge over the dock icon by allowing you to display a badge only for the mailboxes you need to keep an eye on. That's a feature Apple would be unlikely to implement, so i hope they never create a menubar icon for mail at all, as the 3'd party product they end up killing is often superior in terms of functionality (eg. Desktop Manager). Lots of apps put some stuff in the menubar, but very few is as useful as this one, and the price is unbeatable (but donate if you want to show your appreciation). I've been using this plugin for years, and it hasn't given me any problems so far. A nobrainer install in my humble opinion, and a solid 5 across the board.
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5
Arctos
03 November 2011
Version: 3.3.1
I love this program. However, be warned that if you have NOT upgraded to Lion, then this update is not for you. Your mail WILL crash and not open at all. Go to the developer's website to download the older version. No more updates, but, still works great. Be sure to donate! Nothing in life is really free....
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5
rayj
25 October 2011
Version: 3.3
I've been using this excellent little program for some years: it's unobtrusive but tells me about new mail at a glance. Logan is a very responsive developer. I told him of my experience with the flickering icon (not just the MUM icon but everything to the left of it in the menubar): he responded within minutes and had the problem fixed in a few days.
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4
vinjah
24 October 2011
Version: 3.3
3.3 seems to peg Mail's CPU usage at 100% giving me a beach ball with occasional access to the GUI (Mail's GUI). That's on my 2011 i7 MBP running 10.7.2. I had the flickering issue in the previous version (3.2.x?), but didn't have the current issue. Anybody else having such a problem? Reinstalled and rebooted a couple times for good measure, problem persists.
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4.5
Fking
24 October 2011
Version: 3.3
a year later (since my earlier review), and, on lion 10.7.2... still love this app. as i don't use the dock EVER, it's great to have an icon pop up in the menubar when email comes in. that flickering icon? i actually like that LOL, but will run this update, just to be safe..
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5
misterjspencer
18 August 2011
Version: 3.2.8
I don't really want to change the fact this mail plugin is free but you might consider using the "pintware" model that Turly uses for the excellent finderpop. I used to use another paid for mail menu item, which wqs good but over complicated and expensive. If this item was .99 or even 1.99 I think a lot of people would pay. of course they would then have expectations, but I think the developer lives up to those anyway. This is a great app/utility and now is on all our macs. It works great in Lion and recent updates have made it even better....5 stars
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Drdul
25 July 2011
Version: 3.2.7
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.
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5
Theothertim
20 July 2011
Version: 3.2.7
Works wonderfully. One of those little apps that makes my life a whole lot better. Thanks!
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4
vinjah
18 March 2011
Version: 3.2.5
Been using this fantastic utility for years. Just upgraded to a new MPB (early 2011/Thunderbolt) and can't get it to work (10.6.6, Mail 4.4). Was working just fine on 2007 MBP running same OS/Mail.
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SickTeddyBear
12 November 2010
Version: 3.2.5
Version 3.1.1, which works on 10.5/PPC machines: http://www.loganrockmore.com/MailUnreadMenu/MailUnreadMenu_3.1.1.zip One weird thing is that although it's clearly stated to be 10.6 and Intel only, version 3.2.5 identifies as a Universal Intel/PPC binary.
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Trane
11 November 2010
Version: 3.2.5
Why does this keep asking me every 30 minutes if I want to update to the latest version? "Remind Me Later" shouldn't mean "Keep Nagging Me Like You Need A Timeout". Is there any way to fix this?
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5
Fking
11 November 2010
Version: 3.2.5
this is a great app, i've been using it for a long time. especially hiding the dock, it's great to have a visual notice of new email. the developer is great, too; i emailed about today's new OS update (10.6.5), and he put up this update tonite; impressive.
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Dave-H-
28 June 2010
Version: 3.2.4
*Still* intermittently quits for absolutely no discernible reason whatsoever (Mail 4.3 under 10.6.4). I wash my hands of this utility.
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Nancy-Brown
10 March 2010
Version: 3.2.3
Download link doesn't work
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Robackja
08 February 2010
Version: 3.2.3
Came back to computer after 6 or 7 hours, Mail Unread Menu was spiked at 100% cpu for the last 4 hours. Needs Growl support.
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Dave-H-
19 November 2009
Version: 3.2.3
Unexpectedly quits at least once a day. Why?
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5
sbchavel
12 November 2009
Version: 3.2.3
The "see subject line" option is really really useful and appreciated (if it doesn't slow down Mail). If you have many emails it might be helpful moving MUM commands to the top of the menu. An alternative option to have subject lines pop-up when cursor hovers over a particular mailbox name - RSS style - would be great. Thank you for a great product.
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5
Itistoday
10 November 2009
Version: 3.2.3
Thanks for the fast 10.6.2 update! It's greatly appreciated! This is excellent software, it's simply perfect in its utility and unobtrusiveness, and, apparently, the speed with which its developer updates it! :-)
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sbchavel
10 November 2009
Version: 3.2.3
Incompatible with MailRecent and disables it. Developer, please fix.
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4
Murua
06 October 2009
Version: 3.2.2
I love this program and it worked great in Leopard. I like to have my dock hidden and it is good to be able to see the mail count in the task bar. However, now in Snow Leopard it only opens whenever it wants. One way to get it to work is to open it before you open mail, otherwise it is just a roll of the dice. And mine is set to launch and quit when Mail launches and quits. Great in Leopard, not so great in Snow Leopard...
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Flomet
11 September 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Installed v3.2.2 for OS10.6.1 and found that it opened the first time then closed by itself about 30 seconds later then would not open again
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Verytime
09 September 2009
Version: 3.2.1
Am I the only one who can't get 3.2.1 to work in Snow Leopard? I can get Mail Unread Menu to launch, except now it causes Mail to crash, every time. Fixes?
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bruce-kinley
03 September 2009
Version: 3.2.1
Still crashes in Snow Leopard when in use with Google Notifier. Even in Leopard I could never get this app to work without crashing. Nice idea, but crashes too much for me to bother with.
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Itistoday
01 September 2009
Version: 3.2.1
Works great! I've got it running on 10.6 and haven't had any problems with it so far, it does exactly what it says and it does it well. Thanks for this fine piece of *free* software!
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Dshore95
27 August 2009
Version: 3.2
It was working fine until the update was installed, now it won't launch. How do I get the 'old' version back?
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Roro01
27 August 2009
Version: 3.2
WON'T LAUNCH Console: "Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap". iMac Intel 10.5.8
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Kobalt
27 August 2009
Version: 3.2
Don't know what's up with all the negative comments. I've been using this app for ages now and *never* have any trouble with it. Good to see the impending SowLeopard isn't going to break it! (I just have to wait until tomorrow to install this latest version ...) Thanks, Logan. :)
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sbchavel
17 March 2009
Version: 3.1.1
Oh well. It was a temporary fix that ceased to work. MUM regularly quits on opening.
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sbchavel
16 March 2009
Version: 3.1.1
I set MUM to launch with Mail. I launch mail, MUM launches then quits immediately. Would love help. When it works, MUM is great.
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Senc01a
01 November 2008
Version: 3.1.1
This is definitely the WORST program I've ever tried for mac. Not only messes up your Mail.app , but for example your computer will not be able to sign out, restart or shut down while the program is running because when shut down tries to kill Mail.app the notifier relaunches it and you get the famous message: Mail notifier app did not let you shut down the computer, please try again. This app is HORRIBLE, do not download it or install it. That is my recommendation.
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Albertabstrus
17 June 2008
Version: 3.1.1
Not only the app doesn't work but it totally prevents Mail from working if you uninstall it without getting rid of the bundle files that comes with it.
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Gregr
09 May 2008
Version: 3.1
Whoo-hoo! Finally replaces MailUnreadStatusBar for me. It can also show only a select choice of Inboxes. Great.
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swicore
25 March 2008
Version: 3.0.1
Works great for me. Exactly what I was looking for. 2.4ghz AlumiMac.
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Anonymous
12 March 2008
Version: 3.0.1
Not sure what is going on but this update doesn't appear to work at all. The application is running, mail us running, unread mail is sitting in 2 folders but Mail Unread Menu doesn't tell me there is new mail? Running Tiger 10.4.11
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Simichavel
12 March 2008
Version: 3.0
Doesn't work for me either.
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Jatyas
11 March 2008
Version: 3.0
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?
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Karl-Brown
11 March 2008
Version: 3.0
for some reason will not unzip says not complete or problem with as the reason cannot be opened g4 powerbook running tiger
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dan-friml
10 March 2008
Version: 3.0
I tried this a few times in the past. I was always missing something or it didn't work as I expected... Today I wanted to try the new version. I do like the idea, the new look and features.. but... After installation and subsequent Mail app restart it doesn't work here. I can start MUM only if Mail app is not running, it doesn't start when Mail is on... When I start MUM first and then Mail app, it's in the menu bar, but it doesn't count anything. The whole app freezes and also Mail becomes slow, sometimes totally unresponsive, only force quit can solve this... Tested on MBP Core Duo, 10.5.2... Waiting for an update, I hope next time it will work better.
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Anonymous
10 March 2008
Version: 3.0
I have no idea why the mail app doesn't have this built-in, I don't think I would be able to live without this. I've been a long time user of this and it's only getting better. New ability to add your own icons, launch when Mail app launches without having to add a login item, and Unseen Mail. My only complaint is the stability, on 10.4.11 it sometimes hangs.
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5
Doc-Renaud
07 February 2008
Version: 2.6
The best of it's kind for my needs.
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Argelius
17 November 2007
Version: 2.5.1
It would appear that this app does not work with Leopard...
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Hypert
18 June 2007
Version: 2.4
I assume Mail has to be running for this plugin to get its info? Forgive my ignorance, but why not just look at the Dock? Why clutter the menubar with something that you should be able to get just by looking DOWN instead of UP?
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Zephyris
04 May 2007
Version: 2.3
I don't see a choice for icons.. I see the regular icon and one just black patch in the shape of the icon (which is the choice perhaps?). That of course is pointless. So I am curious where these icons are?
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loganrockmore
14 February 2007
Version: 2.1
Thanks for the feedback about this problem. A ton of people reported it on the official forums, and it's been fixed in version 2.1.1 which is now available. Thanks.
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Simichavel
13 February 2007
Version: 2.1
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.
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Simichavel
13 February 2007
Version: 2.1
Current version doesn't update number of unread mails instantly with changes in Mail.app. Even dropping down menu and selecting the marked mail does not force MUM to update its count. Previous was more reliable about this. Also, this and previous version occasionally force Mail.app instantly to reopen after you've closed it. 2 GHz Intel Core Duo/OS 10.4.8
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resuna
09 February 2007
Version: 2.1
How about open-sourcing it so people can add the features they want?
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anonymous-dragonfly-1920
16 December 2006
Version: 2.0.3
Pretty good, except it would be nice to have some configuration options. Mainly to be able to tell it to ignore certain folders. I've got a custom created spam folder and I don't really need to know that it has 338 unread messages in it.
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Doc-Renaud
01 November 2006
Version: 2.0.2
Abolutely brillant ! One thing, though: I have set it to start at login. When MailUnread launch, it also open Mail.app. Could you add a preference for not doing that ? To not open mail at login. Thanks.
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Karl-Brown
23 September 2006
Version: 2.0.1
works very well have just switched from mail status control
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Touch33
14 September 2006
Version: 1.2
Right after installing, i encountered immediate problems. Frequent mail.app crashes, and the final straw today when the crash deleted all my accounts. This one scared me. Don't use it.
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Lainsnavi
26 June 2006
Version: 1.1
Waited till I got the opportunity to try it out at work before writing a comment on the new version. I have to say, it works very well for me both on my intel mac mini and my power mac g5. Works much better as a mail plugin than it did as a standalone app, in my opinion. All it needs is the ability to turn the text red when there's new mail ^_^
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Darthcub
26 June 2006
Version: 1.1
Is it just me or is the download link bad?
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Tournesol
25 June 2006
Version: 1.0
Hmm, there is a bug. It doesn't update automatically either when there is mail or when its read - it still shows 4 unred in my menu, but they were read hours ago :( Kind of looses its magic then :)
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Lainsnavi
24 June 2006
Version: 1.0
Great little app. I'd been using MSC (Mail Status Control), but that's still PPC. The only thing I used it for letting me know if I had new email in other mailboxes other than the inbox (which this app does wonderfully). One thing I'd like to see is maybe have different options for the menubar icon. For example, have just the number of emails that are new and have it change color if there are any (I'd prefer red). Heck, even a user-defined color would work. Regardless, This works perfectly for me. Great job! Exactly what I need for my new Intel Mac Mini ^^
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Tournesol
24 June 2006
Version: 1.0
Great! Needed an app like this, since MUSB never seem to be updated. I believe the icon in the menubar should be moved down one pixel.
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Anonymous
23 June 2006
Version: 1.0
This is the same product as MailUnreadStatusBar, except it doesn't have any of the features that MailUnreadStatusBar has. Unfortunately the programmer for MUSB doesn't make many updates to his products and it's not Universal. If you want to improve on your product you should check out the features, implemented and improve upon them. Like there is no option to turn off launching Mail if you launch MailUnreadStatusBar. Also the preferences are not that clear. Check out the features and make a better product. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14654
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