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    How to get signal when gmail arrives

    A while ago, I believe in 2012, there was an article about how to get a sound when gmail arrived. It provided an icon that sat on the lower toolbar and allowd me to directly access my gmail. I recently had a catastrophy, caused by the local Edison Company, that wiped out my Hard Drive and required the instalation of a new one. I have now retrieved everything, thanks to my external hard drive for back up, except that gmail icon. I can't find the article that describes how to do that. Can anyone direct me or tell me?

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    I think you are looking for a "gmail notifier". Google that and you will get a few. One is included as part of the Google toolbar, and there are others which are browser addins.

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    Sounds when gmail arrives

    Thank you for your speedy reply. I can't find "gmail notifier" in any of the tabs in "settings". Any suggestions?

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    The gmail notifier is available as a separately downloadable application here:
    http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_windows.html

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    hat will enable you to get notifications even if you don't have a browser running.

    Alternatively, you can enable desktop notifications in gmail. When logged into gmail, click on the gear icon, then click on "settings" and a page of settings will appear, and in there you will find a link to enable desktop notifications. This will enable notifications but only when you have the browser running.

    I suspect the standalone gmail notifier may be the app you were running in the past.

    Jock

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    gmail notifier

    Thank you very much for all your input.
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    I can not get gmail notifier to connect with gmail! The notifier was downloaded and installed. It is on the start menu. When I execute it and wait a few seconds, chrome puts up a screen saying that I have 10 minutes to make the connection to a new app, then it will be permanent. I am presented with a small window titled Windows Security which contains the following mangled sentence: "The server accounts.google.com at Please log in to your Google Account requires a username and password." Since no account is specified,and I have 4 gmail accounts, I tried logging in to all 4 with the same result- I always get presented with a small grey box at the bottom of my screen which says
    "An error has occurred
    Can not connect to your mailbox
    Service temporarily unavailable."
    Gmail is running properly, with 4 tabs open in Chrome. I also tried the same procedures with Chrome closed and got the same result. Also, same result after a reboot.

    Any ideas on what's up with Google? Is this a beta not ready for prime time? Should I just give up on Google Notifier and try one of the alternate notifiers listed in this thread? Any ideas appreciated!
    Last edited by Bob Spafford; 2012-09-20 at 16:05.

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