Thursday, 13 August 2009

gmail-notifier

I went trawling through synaptic to find a little app to notify me when a new piece of email arrived in my googlemail account, and found "gmail-notifier". I installed it, and decided that this was perfect for me.

however....

the project looks stale (last commit in 2007) and the project's mailing list is full of spam.

the app has IMHO two major shortcomings...
  • password is stored in plain text in a config file

  • I suspect the password is sent in the clear


I may be wrong about point number 2, I was going to ask via the mailing list, but I very much doubt anyone reads it unless they want a bigger willy or cheap pharmaceuticals.

So it looks like I will have to use the FF plug in like everybody else :(

2 comments:

Iain Cheyne said...

I use the notifier built into Pidgin. Works quite well, although it's not shown on the Pidgin system tray icon.

Neil said...

Thanks for the heads up, I'll give that a look.