how can i get it back in natty 11.04? thanks.


I prefer GmailWatcher which neatly integrates with the other notifications in Unity/Gnome.

  • nice! that's what i'm looking for. – suli8 Apr 29 '11 at 9:10
  • I can't make it to work in unity, annoying. – Alvar Apr 29 '11 at 13:31
  • Didn't work well for me, and was buggy. However, Cloud Service Notifications worked really well (installed from git). – MarkovCh1 Jul 24 '11 at 22:35

Try installing the gm-notify package, this will give you :

  • notifications on new mail,
  • integration with the messaging indicator.
  • It doesn't seem to support multiple accounts. – davidbe Apr 29 '11 at 12:30

I'm using Cloud Service Notifications and it works great. In addition to gmail notifications you can also set up notifications for google reader, pop3, twitter, rss and others.

  • thanks mate. this is great app, but i need it in the messaging menu. – suli8 Apr 29 '11 at 9:09
  • You can choose whether you want it in the messaging menu or as a status icon in the settings. – Smotko Apr 29 '11 at 13:12
  • I just installed from git, and it is a great simple and versatile solution. – MarkovCh1 Jul 24 '11 at 22:36

Also, Popper integrates nicely into message indicator for any email provider

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    After reading through this thread and trying a few of the suggested notifiers, I am sticking with Popper for now. It's versatile, integrates well with the Natty indicator and it has a good configuration tool with helpful tooltips and a well-written help file. I don't like desktop mail clients for Gmail (too slow), which is why I also liked the fact that the commands invoked on clicking on a new mail header are configurable. I deferred all actions to Firefox opening Gmail in the right places (with some help from kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments) – mvexel Aug 21 '11 at 23:35

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