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GmailAssistant is an amazing little java application that allows you to check multiple Gmail accounts including Gmail for Domains at the same time. GmailAssistant accesses your Google accounts securely using IMAP over SSL. Basically folks, that means that it’s pretty secure!

GmailAssistant allows you to completely customize your notification options. You can choose to have it find all mail, unread in the Inbox, and even mail with specific labels. You can even choose different alert methods…i.e. popup message, chime, blink keyboard LED.


Single-File – GmailAssistant is launched from just one file. All you need to run it is contained in that one executable .jar file.
No Installation – GmailAssistant is packaged into one executable .jar file, which means it runs on any Operating System.
Leave It – GmailAssistant does not modify any system settings in any way. Everything needed for it runs in the .jar file.
Convenience – Always on top, SOCKS proxy, save/load program and account settings in encrypted profiles, automatic profile loading, adjustable mail check frequency, persistent and navigable popup messages
Updates – Easily update GmailAssistant with one click.
LicenseGNU General Public License version 2.

What it looks like

Here is the GmailAssistant Main form. From this page you can configure your various Gmail accounts.

Listed below is the “Account Form” where you specifiy your specific details for your various Gmail or Gmail for Domains accounts. This is where you’ll also set up the specific privileges about how you want GmailAssistant to notify you and alert you to your accounts.

Last but not least, is the view from the system tray. Here you’ll see the small GmailAssistant icon where it will display your alerts.

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  1. sem
    October 13, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Sounds like a great program. Is there a limit to how many Gmail accounts you can track?

  2. bboldi
    October 12, 2009 at 9:53 am

    A good Free Cross platform Gmail notifier (windows xp, windows vista, windows 7, mac os, linux) with cool animations

  3. Eric Stanley
    October 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    This is great :) the best is, it works on every OS!

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  4. Cool features Office 2010
    August 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    This is great work. Very impressive, indeed. I myself am involved in developing a couple of measurement concepts and should use your work as a reference, I shall certainly cite you.

  5. Rory
    May 31, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    So I unzipped the program to its own folder using TUGZip, and when I double-clicked GmailAssistant.jar like it tells you to in the readme.txt, it opened with TUGZip again. What gives?

    • bob
      June 2, 2008 at 2:17 pm

      You probably have your file associations messed up, .jar files are compressed, so when you installed TUGZip (which I think you did, I am assuming here), it took over .jar files, you need to either reinstall the java library or type these commands (i don't know if you are okay with the command line, but here goes):

      - Type "assoc .jar", and note what is after the equals sign (i got ".jar=jarfile")
      - Then type "ftype jarfile" replacing jarfile with what you got after the equals
      - If what shows up is like this:
      jarfile="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "%1" %*
      then everything SHOULD be alright, so you may need to re-install, but if you get the path to your TUGZip install, just correct it, by typing something like this:
      ftype jarfile="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "%1" %*
      Obviously the C:\Program Files... etc need to be the path to the java interpreter, and "jarfile" needs to be what you got after the equals sign in the first step

      Hope that helps!

      • Rory
        June 2, 2008 at 4:45 pm

        Thank you so much for your reply, bob. I'll try giving your suggestions a go.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    May 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm


    I'm sorry, but really, is that necessary? This is not shareware; it is freeware. And if was truly malicious, chances are it would've been removed from Sourceforge long ago. Not only that, but if you really don't trust it, you can check the source code right there. All in all, I doubt you have much to worry about.

    • Mackenzie
      June 2, 2008 at 10:02 pm

      Free Software, not Freeware.

  7. Kedar
    May 30, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Aren't we all a little wiser with stories like this one ? --

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