Package Details: davmail 5.3.1-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: davmail
Description: a POP/IMAP/SMTP/Caldav/LDAP gateway for the exchange service
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: hyness
Last Packager: hyness
Votes: 100
Popularity: 0.041914
First Submitted: 2010-01-20 17:20
Last Updated: 2019-08-15 00:29

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nesk_aur commented on 2018-08-21 07:26

@TPXP It wasn't necessary for me to create additional user on the system.
$ systemctl --user start davmail@username.service
$ systemctl --user enable davmail@username.service
as my usual user.

TPXP commented on 2018-08-21 06:22

If anyone is trying to run this as a service, remember that the service is run but a user called davmail. For this service to work, you must therefore create the user.

useradd davmail -d / --system -s /sbin/nologin

Also remember to create a logfile the user can edit :

touch /var/log/davmail.log
chown davmail:daemon /var/log/davmail.log

Then the service seems to work out of the box. For example, copy the configuration file from to /etc/davmail/ and start the davmail server.

systemctl start davmail@server

alexei commented on 2018-07-12 21:45

Apparently there's a headless no-gui mode: add davmail.server=true to the file: . Please consider making this the default in this package (especially when running as a service). Maybe include a default with this property set, or at least add a .install and print out a message upon installation about how to enable headless mode. Thank you.

nesk_aur commented on 2018-06-21 12:47

I just use systemd user service provided with the package, needs to be invoked like this: systemctl --user start davmail@username.service No icon, but whatever.

Cyrius commented on 2018-06-21 12:03

A few notes for those interested.

Under gnome (with legacy tray removed) latest davmail now starts with a window and stays in the dash bar until closed.

When using TopIcons Plus, there is no window, the davmail icon appears on the desktop (but cannot be interacted with it seems), and an empty space (with the usual davmail context menu) in TopIcons Plus.

In both cases the UI style is quite different compared to the previous version.

For whatever reason starting with davmail 4.8.5 the upstream tar does not contain the SWT jar anymore, while it is still present in the upstrem repo. I tried re-adding it (

With this, still under TopIcons Plus, the destop icon disappears and is back (albeit in a weird manner) in TopIcon Plus. The UI style is also back to what it was.

However, when not using TopIcons Plus davmail simply is not accessible anymore (running in the background, no window visible through the dash).

Edit: removed diff since AUR comment auto-formatting is getting in the way ...

davidnorthetal commented on 2018-05-29 09:16

someone having luck with enabling the systemd-service?

I always have to start it manually, suspecting a missing After field? - like:

nesk_aur commented on 2018-04-23 05:16

Tested it on i3/i3bar - the icon does look ugly, but overall it seems to be working fine when started via .desktop file.

hyness commented on 2018-04-23 00:47

I've updated the package. The package starts fine for me from the command line, but I'm seeing issues when using the desktop file. Any patches are welcome for that issue. I'm still having issues with the tray looking bad, but that issue lies with davmail, not this package.

nesk_aur commented on 2018-04-18 07:03

hyness, is there an open bug for trat/taskbar issues? If not - can you create one please? Let's see what DavMail's developer(s) say.

hyness commented on 2018-04-17 14:36

Davmail has removed the linux specific packages this package depended on. I have updated the PKGBUILD to use the current version but there are issues with the tray icon, I'm hesitant to release it right now. Looks like there's support for Unity and KDE. I tried this package in Cinnamon and the tray icon looks terrible and the program shows up in the taskbar all the time with a plain java icon.

I can release the package, but I don't think there is anything I can do to overcome these issues as I think they lie with changes within Davmail.