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How To Install Unity Mail on Ubuntu 16.04

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Do you remember a small little Ubuntu app called Unity Mail?

A small app, it let you see the number of unread messages in your Gmail (or other webmail) account on the Unity launcher without the (comparative) hassle of setting up or running a fully fledged desktop e-mail app.

Not ringing any bells? There’s a reason for that. We last mentioned Unity Mail on this site back in 2011 — see ye olde screenshot above!

Like so many open-source apps Unity Mail was abandoned by its developer. Ubuntu continued to make an older version of the app available to install from in its archives until as recently 15.04.

But today we got mail…

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