Saturday, February 7, 2009

CheckGMail, GMail notifier for Ubuntu

If you use GMail for your mail than this article is for you! CheckGMail is a great little piece of software that connects your desktop to your GMail account and tells you if you have any new mails. CheckGMail stays in the system tray, it's fast and secure.

To install CheckGMail just enter in Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and paste the following command:

sudo apt-get install checkgmail

Or you can click here to automatically install CheckGMail without the need of entering in Terminal and pasting the command.

After installing CheckGMail you can run the application from Applications > Internet > CheckGMail. You will see a configuration screen like this one:


Enter your settings and press ok. Congratulations, you are now done!

12 comments:

  1. Can you post screenshot of notifer not settings)? Thnk.

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  2. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AptUrl ;)

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  3. @Vadi: Thanks, updated the article

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  4. Alas, it's only guaranteed to work with normal Google accounts. Although it purports support for Google Apps accounts, I've found it to be lacking in that respect.

    Perhaps a newer version will fix this shortcoming.

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  5. Update your RSS feeds someday... it's telling that you moved, even on the new site.

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  6. @Vadi: I will post new articles in the weekend, the feed will update after this, sorry for the inconvenience

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  7. It do not work for me , i tried to install it through the add/remove the removed it & used the two methods you wrote but all gave me the Error : 401 unauthorized

    Could you help me with this

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  8. A good Free Cross platform Gmail notifier (windows xp, windows vista, windows 7, mac os, linux) with cool animations http://home.b2labs.com/b2-gmail-notifier-freeware-animated-gmail-notifier

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  9. It don't work for me either, gmail notifier dies in 'root' but i dont want to use 'root' - thats not my desktop environment. :( sudo this sudo that, im worrying about all the programmes ive failed to get to work and all the space and problems/conflicts there having now.

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  10. "":( sudo this sudo that, im worrying about all the programmes ive failed to get to work and all the space and problems/conflicts there having now. ""

    Me, too!

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