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Is there something equivalent to gnome-gmail-notifier for Unity and Unity 2D on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10?

'equivalent' means that it must notify about new emails from multiple normal GMail and Google Apps GMail accounts.

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You can install the package gm-notify [Install gm-notify]

Otherwise, open up the Software Center (on the launcher), then do a search for "gm-notify". Once you've found it, mark it for installation, then go click "Install". Once that's done, you can launch it from the Applications lens by typing in "Gmail" and selecting it. Once it's launched, you can then configure it.

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Upvoted but not accepted because gm-notify handles only one account at the time. Moreover I did not find any way to change the account settings once they have been configured. I have found a simple way to make gnome-gmail-notifier working on Unity too (see my answer). – Vanni Totaro Apr 28 '11 at 17:14
Ok, found the way to reconfigure gm-notify: open Application lens (Super-A), type gmail and choose GMail Notifier Configuration. – Vanni Totaro Apr 28 '11 at 17:25
Related: Support multiple accounts (Bug #373231) – ændrük May 25 '11 at 1:39
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Ok, self answering my question.

gnome-gmail-notifier works on Unity and Unity 2D too if you follow these steps:

  1. type in Terminal:
    gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"
  2. log out
  3. log in


if you are using Unity 2D this bug makes 'all' not working. A patch has been approved for Oneiric but not released yet.
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['Gnome-gmail-notifier']"
(Capital G is needed.)

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Note that you probably shouldn't just give your password to any software that asks for it. – mlissner Sep 13 '13 at 16:51
@mlissner Gmail allows application-specific passwords for this reason. – Greg Jan 16 '14 at 9:56

Popper E-mail Notifier

Popper reads the new emails from POP3 and IMAP email servers and notifies about the number, subject, sender and time of new emails in the indicator applet and via a notification bubble.

You can read more here integrates nicely as indicator for any email provider

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I believe Cloud Services Notifications is the best app for what you're looking for. It works in either systray or indicator mode and checks Gmail, Google Reader, POP3, etc.

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gm-notify was the only of the other 5 or so from synaptic that I tried that worked in 5 ways, 1. with Chromium, 2. with my password, 3. played a sound as requested, 4. worked in the Unity environment, 5. was visible in upper panel.

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