Mail Notification Alternatives

    Mail Notification is described as 'monitors your mailboxes for new mail. It can monitor multiple mailboxes concurrently, and supports Evolution, Gmail, IMAP, Maildir, mbox, MH, Mozilla products (Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, …), POP3, Sylpheed, Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail mailboxes' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Mail Notification for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Firefox and Opera. The best alternative is Digsby, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Mail Notification are Mia for Gmail (Freemium), nPOPuk (Free, Open Source), Magic Mail Monitor (MMM) (Free) and Notifier for Gmail (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2019

    1. Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

      Discontinued

      The application is not developed actively anymore. The source code has been made open for the community to take over but that didn't make any impact: https://github.com/ifwe/digsby | https://web.archive.org/web/20121205002331/http://blog.digsby.com/archives/1969/

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    2. Mia is a native Gmail application on your Mac's menu bar! Read and compose your emails without a browser (attachment files supported). Quick email overview (pass your mouse over an email). Desktop notifications for incoming emails (10.8+).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      nPOPuk is an ultra-small, but comprehensive, e-mail client that runs on a wide range of Windows-based operating systems

      Discontinued

      Not updated since 2017.

    3. Magic Mail Monitor (MMM) is a free POP3 mail monitor with multiple accounts support. It sits silently in your system tray, and notifies you about new messages in your mailboxes. Then you can preview messages and delete unwanted mail in order to avoid spam and viruses.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Features: 1. No requirement to enter your credentials. 2. Multiple account support 3. Multiple label support 4. Low bandwidth usage by using RSS technology 5. Mark as read, report spam, trash or archive messages right from browser's toolbar


      • Windows Phone
      Maestro is a better mail client for Windows Phone. With unique features like account themes, gestures, and favorites, Maestro helps you manage your inbox quickly and efficiently.
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    4. Gmail™ Panel (and Notifier) is an easy-to-use extension for your browser, which can help users to keep track of their Gmail account, while surfing the internet for other information.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      This is a Firefox extension that allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. It displays account details, including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.

      Discontinued

      The extension is no longer updated. Last version, 0.6.4.1, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Mozilla Addons

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    5. 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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    6. 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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