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Gmail Notifier

Friday, May 28th, 2010 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

If you are on a website and click on an email address does Gmail open for you? Would you like for it to? If so then help has arrived. Today I am going to show you how to set Gmail as your default email. After you do the following steps when you click on an email link using any browser a Gmail compose window will open automatically.

You will need to download Gmail Notifier here. This is an application that will alert you when you have new Gmail messages. You will have an icon in your system tray that will let you know when you have unread Gmail messages. It also shows who the sender is, the subject and snippets of the message without having to open a web browser.
When Gmail Notifier finishes downloading click on the installation file and choose Run. Accept the license agreement by clicking on I Agree.


During the installation, be sure to select the option Use for outgoing mail. This allows Gmail to send mail from links on the web, which means when you are on a website and click on a link to email someone a Gmail compose window will come up. Click Next.


Choose the install location and click Next. There will already be a path in the Destination Folder field. You can choose this or if you want to install it to another location click Browse and choose the location. Click Next.


Choose the Start Menu folder. It will be set to Gmail Notifier as default, but if you would like to change this choose another option. Click Install.


The program will now install. After the installation is finished click the close button.

There will be an icon for Gmail Notifier in your system tray. Right click on this icon and choose Options. Check to make sure the Use Gmail for internet mailto:links is checked, and under Web browser it should be set to system default. Click OK.


When you have new mail the Notifier will show you a portion of the message. If you want to open your Gmail just double-click on the Notifier icon in the system tray. It may ask you for your username and password to your Gmail account the first time you use it.

If you only use Firefox do these steps to set Gmail as your default email.
Go to Tools and select Options


Click on the Applications tab and type “Mail” in the search field. Under Action choose Use Gmail and Click OK.


I hope you have enjoyed this tip!

~Rita Wood

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Gmail Notifier

Friday, August 24th, 2007 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

Gmail Notifier

If you’re a daily subscriber to WorldStart’s Computer Tips newsletter, you know that the other day, I wrote an article about a Gmail tool that is only good for Mac computers called gCount. Well, lucky for all you non-Mac users, today I have a similar program, but this one is only good for PCs. It’s called the Gmail Notifier and I know you’re not going to want to miss out on this one. Let’s check it out!

With the Gmail Notifier (which is a Firefox extension), you can monitor your Gmail e-mail account right through your Firefox Web browser. Just like with gCount, you can see how many unread e-mails you have waiting for you in your Inbox, etc. Also, once you install the extension, a new Gmail icon will be added to your taskbar and you can use that to check on your e-mail, as well as, customize the Notifier to meet your specific e-mail needs.

And that’s not even half of the exciting news! Gmail Notifier recently (in June 2007) came out with a new version (0.6) and with it, you can now monitor multiple Gmail accounts all at the same time. Yep, you heard me right! So, if you have more than one Gmail account or maybe you want to keep an eye on your child’s account, you can check both of them all at once. That way, you don’t have to keep logging in and out of the accounts all the time. You can just watch them all from one computer and be on your way. It’s so convenient and it just couldn’t be any easier to use. If you’re interested in getting the Gmail Notifier for yourself, you can download it right here. Now, go on and get it!

~ Erin

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