gm-notify – The Highly Ubuntu Integrated Gmail Notifier

https://bleedingpaper.com/gm-notify/

This small application is a try to get a very simple, but powerful mail notification for Gmail to the Ubuntu desktop which also makes use of the the new features like notify-osd and the indicator-applet.

Follow gm-notify on Twitter to be informed about updates!

Releases

18.09.2010: gm-notify v0.10.3 for Maverick – Read the release announcement
05.05.2010: gm-notify v0.10.2 for Lucid – Read the release announcement
21.04.2010: gm-notify v0.10 for Lucid – Read the release announcement

Installation

Maverick Meerkat (10.10)

gm-notify finally made it into the universe repository. So all you have to do is installing the gm-notify package either via Synaptic or with the command line:

sudo apt-get install gm-notify

done :-)

Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)

Lucid is Ubuntu’s Long Term Support version and also has a working version of gm-notify, although this won’t be supported with new features.

To install this you have to add the PPA and install the gm-notify package out of it. Here are some step-by-step instructions:

First, make sure you are running a Ubuntu Lucid (10.04). Karmic might work, too – but I won’t promise that. Now, you have to add the PPA to your software sources. Do this by typing

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gm-notify-maintainers/ppa
sudo apt-get update

into a terminal and you’re almost ready. Finally, you have to install the gm-notify package either via Synaptic or again with the command line:

sudo apt-get install gm-notify

done :-)

Usage

Click on the Indicator Applet next to the clock and select Google Mail.

The configuration dialog will appear where you have to enter your credentials. Please make sure that you use your full Gmail / Google Talk address including @googlemail.com or whatever. Now click Apply and Close. Everything is up and running as you can confirm in the Applet. Have fun :-)

Configuration

Normally, it will open the configuration interface when you first use this program. But if you already had a gm-notify instance installed and you need to change the credentials or you want to reconfigure it for some other reason, you’ll find the configuration interface at System->Settings->GMail Notifier Configuration.

Troubleshooting

If the config utility won’t accept your credentials please make sure you entered your whole address and that Google Talk is enabled for your account!

Links

Launchpad Home: https://launchpad.net/gm-notify
Launchpad Bug Tracker: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gm-notify
Launchpad PPA:  https://launchpad.net/~gm-notify-maintainers/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=lucid

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