mail-gate Alternatives

    mail-gate is described as 'Java desktop - IMAP/SSL mail checker' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are four alternatives to mail-gate for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Gmail Notifier, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mail-gate are Gmail Notifier ( (Free), GmailAssistant (Free, Open Source) and CheckGmail (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 26, 2021

    1. Gmail Notifier is a Linux/Windows alternative for the notifier program released by Google, it is written in Python and provides an attractive and simple way to check for new mail messages.
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    2. Gmail Notifier alerts the users of new email messages. Users can also read emails, delete or mark them as read, all without having to open a browser.
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    3. GmailAssistant is a notifier for multiple Gmail and Google Apps email accounts. It accesses your accounts securely using IMAP over SSL.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      CheckGmail is an alternative Gmail Notifier for Linux and other *nix systems. It is fast, secure and uses minimal bandwidth via the use of Atom feeds.
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