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February 2, 2006

Gmail Notifier Broken

*Update*
0.5.5 released to fix the issue.

Seems some Gmail users are getting a new version of the app, which breaks the notifier's regexps.

Google needs to publish a real api!

Posted by doron at February 2, 2006 8:42 AM

Comments

Does the Atom feed that Gmail generates not count as an API?

Posted by: Mihai Parparita at February 2, 2006 10:40 AM

*Vote for API*

As of writing this I'm not affected by the change. But it makes me wonder why there isn't a 'monthly' update of the 'official' notifier. Either Google's pushing changes automatically to their installed notifier base, or they're having some secret address where notifiers check first... This is like the fifth time the Fx-notifier has had to change because the GMail team decided on something new.

Oh and if they come up with an API, let it be multi-account aware...

Posted by: Caspar at February 2, 2006 3:40 PM

The atom feed gives me unread count for the inbox - there is no way to figure out what folders you have.

Posted by: doron [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 2, 2006 5:00 PM

I love you, Doron. In an entirely non-weird way, that is. In other words, thanks!

Posted by: Neil Paris at February 2, 2006 7:08 PM

Still not working... :S

Attempts to connect but it gets stuck, like waitting for an OK... however if i use an intentionally wrong username or password it gives me the warning message.

It seems like it gets connected to google but no data is retrieved... vote for the api too.

Using FF 1.5.0.1 and Gmail Notifier 0.5.5 on Win32.

Posted by: marcoss at February 3, 2006 2:05 AM

¿If you are using TB, why dont use for check email from gmail?.

Posted by: Boris Silva R at February 3, 2006 8:14 AM

Hey,

sadly it still seems broken! Thanks, aside, are due for one of the greatest firefox extensions!

Thanks - tom

Posted by: Tom at February 3, 2006 11:45 AM

Does it say your login/password is invalid, or does it still hang?

Posted by: doron [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 6:07 PM

Is it possible that GMN gets confused by passwords with an @-sign in them?

Posted by: Jan Meyer at February 4, 2006 4:33 AM

It seems to just hang - doesn't appear to login at all.

Posted by: Tom at February 4, 2006 7:08 AM

Oddly, I cannot install this version. I am running firefox 1.5.0.1, and when I try to install it gives me this error about the extension only being compatible with firefox 1.0 to 1.6... I'm confused. Help please?

Posted by: Anonymous at February 4, 2006 3:08 PM

"Is it possible that GMN gets confused by passwords with an @-sign in them?"

I just tried that and it works. Make sure you have 0.5.5 listed in the EM, sometimes FF won't upgrade correctly.

Also, try uninstalling/reinstalling a few times, that seems to work for a few people for some reason.

"Oddly, I cannot install this version. I am running firefox 1.5.0.1, and when I try to install it gives me this error about the extension only being compatible with firefox 1.0 to 1.6... I'm confused. Help please?"

That is a weird error, seeing as 1.6 is larger that 1.5.0.1 - perhaps try downloading it from addons (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=173&application=firefox)

Posted by: doron [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 5, 2006 10:03 AM

Yea - weird. Fixed now- for some reason it didn't install correctly.

Posted by: Tom at February 6, 2006 10:35 AM

Fixed now? Still giving me the same error =\

local mirror gives tells it's only compatible with 1.0 to 1.6, while addons.mozilla.org tells me 1.0 to 1.5.0.*

Odlly, both should work, as I am running 1.5.0.1, but it doesn't =\

Posted by: Anonymous at February 8, 2006 6:46 PM

Gmail has a new chat feature out now, but it can only be accessed when going to http://www.gmail.com and not https://www.gmail.com.

Can you release a new version that fixes this?

Posted by: Justin at February 10, 2006 7:15 PM

NOTE!!

Going to https://mail.google.com/mail/ as the notifier does will not show you the new GMail chat interface. Going to http://mail.google.com/mail/ (notice no "s") makes it appear!

Posted by: Ernie Oporto at February 14, 2006 4:04 PM

It only shows an error if you never chose whether gmail should save your chats on your account. To fix the "bug" - just go to gmail.com manually.. and then once you tell google yes or now about the history thing.. everything's back to normal

Posted by: Dan at February 14, 2006 4:40 PM

Just an update on gmail chat: As of Feb. 16th, it DOES work with secure connections now.

Posted by: DustoMan at February 17, 2006 10:41 AM

I have downloaded the latest version and I see no notifier in Firefox....is there some setting I should have?...I definitely have messages but nothing shows up???...thanks

Posted by: Scott at February 19, 2006 12:20 PM

Hi, it is possible to have an option "Gmail in html"? Thanx.

Posted by: ¥€$ at March 23, 2006 2:13 AM

Hello! As first thing I would like to say "thank you" for this very useful extension for Firefox that actually I use in many computers.

Then, I would like to ask if there's way to get the source code of the extension because I'd like to study how extensions work because I'm going to develop a similar extension, but the "Source code" button brings me to a not-existing page.
Thank you.

Matteo Galli

Posted by: Matteo Galli at April 2, 2006 11:55 AM

could you please integrate webmail compose into the notifier (so as to optionally redirect webmail links to gmail) Thank!

Posted by: andrea at April 19, 2006 8:12 AM

i have been using this extesion for ages and i like it a lot but recently the "Compose Mail" menu option has been broken and goes directly to the inbos instead of the compose page..

Could that be fixed please, thanks

Posted by: ioannis at May 1, 2006 1:54 AM

After update to 0.5.5.4 Gmail Notifier can't login.

Posted by: Mario at May 1, 2006 3:02 AM

Could you please fix the 0.5.5.4? After the update there ist no way to login with Gmail Notifier.

Posted by: Mario at May 1, 2006 12:38 PM

BUG/FEATURE ?

When I receive an email your notifier alerts me. I click on the notifier, go to the gmail page, and view my message. HOWEVER, MY NOTIFIER STILL INDICATES THAT I HAVE A NEW UNREAD MESSAGE! You should fix your notifier so that it refreshes (rechecks) after you have opened new emails.

Posted by: Jon at May 2, 2006 8:34 AM

is it going to be possible that you don't have to do anything at all to sign in to the notifier. in other words - can it simply tell me that i have mail after i have opened my google homepage/calendar/gmail (any one of them)? i realize this is rather nitpicky, but i do think that it should make life a little easier and not yet another thing to hit ok for. i'm not trying to be sharp...i just love your products and i love them even more when they don't add more keystrokes into my day. thank you.

Posted by: Edward Johnson at May 17, 2006 2:54 PM

I want new functions in GMail Notifer:
- New Message (Ctrl+M)and Read Mails in Tools menu for GMail,
- Send Link to This Page, New Message in contextual menu in GMail notifer icon in statusbar

Posted by: dominik at May 22, 2006 12:01 PM

'Show the label dropdown' option is partially broken. It constantly adds labels over and over again. So that the tool-tip becomes bloated with duplicate entries.

Posted by: Linulin at June 12, 2006 4:29 AM

The link to the source is broken... :(

http://www.nexgenmedia.net/extensions/viewcvs.cgi/wm-notifier/

Posted by: kai at June 14, 2006 7:38 AM

Just wanted to note that 'Show the label dropdown' option works properly in 0.5.6.1 version.
Also, I found "Contact me at" link on the extension homepage (http://www.nexgenmedia.net/extensions). Don't know why I missed it before...

Posted by: Linulin at July 1, 2006 4:48 AM

I would give anything if you could make another extensions that checked pop email using the same basic interface of the current one. I can't find a decent pop mail checker for the life of me.

Posted by: FreakinSyco at July 20, 2006 8:00 AM

"I would give anything if you could make another extensions that checked pop email using the same basic interface of the current one. I can't find a decent pop mail checker for the life of me."

Tricky, since Firefox doesn't ship any mail code, so I would have to reimplement pop, which would require a lot of work.

Posted by: doron [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 20, 2006 4:32 PM

"Tricky, since Firefox doesn't ship any mail code, so I would have to reimplement pop, which would require a lot of work."

Perhaps you could contact the creator of this:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2595/

He has implemented pop code but unfortunatly his extension does not integrate into the browser UI like GMail Notifier does so well.

Posted by: FreakinSyco at July 25, 2006 10:48 AM

Hi there!

Sorry, couldn't find any better place to post this feature request.

I'd love it if Ctrl+Click on the Gmail Notifier navigation bar button opened Gmail in a new tab.

Thanks for listening :)

Posted by: Jeb at November 7, 2006 4:35 AM

found this information, thought it would solve your problem... worked great for me:

"Can not read your messages (bad data;1)" problem. Just close the notifier from system tray and clear your cookies. If it didn't work uninstall Gmail Notifier, clear cookie and then install notifier again.
Clearing Cookies in Mozilla Firefox:
Tools>Options>Privacy>Cookies>"Clear"
Clearing Cookies in IE:
Tools>Internet Options>"Delete Cookies"

Posted by: alpous at December 10, 2006 8:38 PM

I am looking for a feature to add sounds based on mail received per filter rather than playing a sound when any email arrives. I am wondering if you would be willing to add this. If not can you point me to a link the the source code? The link on your page is broken for the source code :(


Thanks!

Posted by: Aaron D. at April 4, 2007 12:16 AM