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Gmail Checker restores functionality lost when Google discontinued the Windows Google Talk client in February of 2015. The Talk client would notify you when new emails arrived in your inbox, but there is no way to do this natively in Windows without running Chrome in the background. It is a simple application that runs in your system tray and slides a notification onto screen when a new message has arrived, it doesn’t blink or flash or do anything else.

Note: Gmail Checker requires enabling "less secure apps" in order to function

Note: Gmail Checker is not affiliated with Google or Gmail in any way. It is a third party tool that connects to your account to retrieve information.

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Configuration window
Prerequisites
The following items are required for Gmail Checker to run properly.
Supported/Tested Operating Systems
The following operating systems are supported for running Gmail Checker. It may run on other operating systems, but I have not tested any except the ones listed.
Discussion
mike l.
June 17, 2020
Sorry to inform. Just tried your gmail checker. Due to increased security at Google your software no longer works. Everytime it attempted to check my email, I got a error message box: "Invalid Credentials ..." I updated the configuration and tried again. Same result. Then I received an email that said that Google blocked the attempt to sign-in. I guess were stuck with just using chrome to check the email status from here on. :(
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Joey Hazlett
June 17, 2020
Hey Mike,

This is a known issue, but it is resolvable. You need to log into your Google account and modify your security settings to allow "less secure" applications. It's not recommended by Google, but it will allow the application to work. There may be better solutions available now though, so it may be best to let this app go by the wayside for security reasons.
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