If you are using Google Chrome or a Chromium based web browser, here is a browser extension, called “Notifier for Gmail“, that will notify you of your incoming Gmail (even from multiple accounts). I currently have “Notifier for Gmail” configured to check my account every 60 seconds. A tone alert is generated when I have mail. You can then click on the toolbar icon to check and manage your email. When there is no mail, you can click on the icon and go directly to your Gmail account.
Gmail™ Notifier is an open-source project that notifies you about incoming emails from all your Google Mail accounts and labels.
- No requirement to enter your credentials.
- Multiple account support
- Multiple label support
- Low bandwidth usage by using RSS technology
- Mark as read, report spam, trash or archive messages right from browser’s toolbar