Gmail Notifier & Email Notification: Meebo Notifier
Google users are very much interested in getting gmail notification, while doing other work. After Microsoft has released Windows 7, people are showing interest in a gmail notifier for windows 7. If you’ve been using Google Talk, then you’ll be more interested in getting alerts whenever a buddy comes online or goes offline. For all these notification there are different solutions. I have come across a gmail notifier which notifies the user whenever a mail arrives. The notifier is called Meebo notifier. (Download Link). This gmail notifier works for all windows. The Meebo notifier works with different email notifications like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and AIM accounts. The Meebo notifier alerts you about new emails.
As you can see in the above pictures, Meebo works as a google notifier. Whenever a buddy comes online, and if the instant messenger is in the Meebo notifier list, then you will get a notification, as you can see above. Similarly, you’ll get a notification whenever a gmail arrives.
Getting Started with Meebo Notifier (IM Notifier):
1. Download and run the Notifier installer.
2. Click through the Notifier installation wizard.
3. Sign on to an IM account.
Once the installaton is complete, the account login window opens.If you sign on to your Meebo account, the notifier will receive notifications from all IM accounts connected to your Meebo ID. If you sign on to any other account, you will receive only notifications from that account.
4. Configure Meebo notifier preferences:
Right click the Meebo icon in the Windows Taskbar and select Preferences to configure the behaviour of the Meebo notifier. You can also change Account Settings, to configure your default account. Meebo supports different networks like Meebo, AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MySpace.
You can login into any IM account you wish, and you can get notifications or alerts for the same. Here, I’ve selected Google Talk as my default account. So whenever a buddy comes online in Google Talk or gtalk, i get a alert or notification.
Also, you can login into multiple accounts. Right click the Meebo icon in the Windows Taskbar and select “Open Meebo.com”. This will open meebo.com in your default browser or according to the setting you made in the preferences.
Setting Preferences in Meebo Notifier:
Right click the Meebo icon in the Windows Taskbar and select “Preferences” to open the preferences windows. There are 4 tabs in the preferences window.
In the general tab, you’ve several options as you can see in the side image. You can launch meebo when windows starts, sign in automatically when meebo starts etc. Also if you want to launch meebo.com in your browser, you’ve the option of selecting the browser.
The main element of the preferences is this tab. You can select, whether you want gmail notify you, when a mail comes. Also, you can select whether Google Talk notifies you when a buddy comes online or goes offline. You can also select the option of timing your alert messages.
In this tab, you’ve the option of email notifications. For e.g I selected the option of gmail notifying me, whenever a mail arrives.
You can also see how the meebo notifier starts and logs into your account in these screenshots.
The major advantage I found with this tool, it is fast and does not hog any resources. Also, whenever there is any internet or network disconnection, it automatically re-connects. The time of alert or notify message also can be controlled within the preferences tab. I found this im and email notifier very useful, as it notifies you whenever you are doing some other work. You can also access multiple im messengers at once.
Though this email or gmail notfier boasts of accessing multiple accounts at once, I found that you can get mail notifications for only one account.
Update (9/9/2010): There is a better animated gmail notifier which has been posted here. Animated Gmail Notifier.
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