Is There A Way Gmail Can Alert Me Of New Messages?

Welcome to Just Ask Matt! – The IT industry’s answer to the help column, only slightly more medicated. Today, Anthony writes:

Matt, I have a Gmail account and love it more than anything! My question is, how can I get it to alert me when mail arrives? You know, something like YahooPOPs that Chris featured on Call for Help a year or so back. Please help me.

Well Anthony, I personally have been quite found of a program called Gmail Notifier. Unlike all of the other programs out there that claim to work, this is an actual tool offered by Google to alert you when e-mail arrives in your Gmail account. The program will give you a visual alert and show you the subject of the incoming e-mail. When you click the link that appears, it will whisk you away to your Gmail account so you can see what the latest messages are. Hope this helps!

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  • khanzada

    Is there a software whereby I can find out if my sent mail message has been opened and / or read, with or without alerting the recepient?

  • Jim

    you’ve got to be kidding me. A ‘visual’ notification? Give me a break. Hotmail has an audio notification, so we know it can be done. gmail sucks.

  • akhtar

    GMail is the best webmail. I am very fond of seing pictures of butts and asses. what can i do so that i receive free pictures of butts in my gmail account daily. thanks.

  • Andrew Willard

    Works great! thanks for the link

  • http://Gmail Naeem

    Is there any setting that i can get messege reciepts,wen it is opened and read?


    i have a gmail acoout. but i cant in touch regularly. many messeges come every day. i want to make a email receiving alert on my mobile phone.