is an alternative Gmail Notifier for Linux and other *nix systems. It
is fast, secure and uses minimal bandwidth via the use of Atom feeds.
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
Configuration is GUI-based and the application is designed to
be simple, elegant and unobtrusive.
It is written in Perl.
| CheckGmail 1.13
Free to download
GNU General Public License v2
Crypt-Simple and associated modules (Compress-Zlib, Crypt-Blowfish and
FreezeThaw) to encrypt password
Gtk v.26 and Gtk2-perl bindings to change the tray icon images
- Small, fast and elegant
- Open messages, mark as read, archive, delete, or report as
spam directly from the popup window
- Get and display the full text of messages in the
Supports multiple languages
Currently translated into Biełlaruskaja łacinka, Català,
Dansk, Deutsch, Español, Français, hrvatski,
Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, 日本語, Polski, Português,
Romană, Slovenčina, Slovenčina, Suomi, Svenska, Русский,
- Can be run in multiple instances to check different mail
- Can run commands (eg play a sound, turn on a LED) when new
mail is present
- Supports Gmail hosted domains
- Optional password security
- Supports KDE's KDE
Wallet password storage database, via a script
- Supports proxy servers
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Last Updated Sunday, October 27 2013 @ 09:45 AM EST