Google does not provide a Gmail notifier in Linux. Fortunately, there is CheckGmail, an alternative Gmail Notifier for Linux systems. It is fast, secure and uses minimal bandwidth via the use of Atom feeds. CheckGmail is a system tray application that checks a Gmail account for new mail.

When new mail is present the tray icon changes, an optional animated popup is displayed and a tooltip displays the number and details of new messages. Each message can be opened directly in a browser window, and many common Gmail operations (marking as read, archiving, deleting or reporting as spam) can be carried out on messages directly within CheckGmail, without the need to use the Gmail web interface.

If you are using Ubuntu, a simple command-line of “apt-get install checkgmail” will install the application for you. Start the application. Edit the CheckGmail Preferences. Enter your Gmail account and password. You are good to go.

2 thoughts on “CheckGmail

  1. I was using it, but it wasnt good. Better for me is Mail Notifier. It provides more mailboxes and is more stable than checkgmail. If you dont like this Firefox and Opera have some special widgets/addons to check gmail 🙂

  2. so frustrated! i want to get this downloaded to my ipod touch so my friend can see it, but i cant find a way.. will anyone tell me how please??

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