Gmail Notifier Pro News

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.3.2 and Windows 10

August 1, 2015

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.3.2 brings changes to the automatic Google Gmail sign in behavior and Google Calendar authentication.

The automatic sign in feature is no longer supported by Google, and because of this the behavior in Gmail Notifier Pro has changed. When launching Gmail in the web browser, you will have to enter the password. Gmail Notifier Pro will by default put the Gmail account password in the Windows Clipboard for 15 seconds. This makes it possible to do a fast Ctrl+V to paste the password and Sign in to Gmail without typing the entire password. You will no longer see the "The page you requested is invalid" in these cases.

Please note that it's possible to disable the feature to keep the password in Clipboard for 15 seconds. You will find the setting for this in the Options dialog, Web Browser section.

If the feature to perform fully automatic sign in will be re-added by Google in the future, it will of course be supported by Gmail Notifier Pro.

You can download the software from the Gmail Notifier Pro Download page

Gmail Notifier Pro has also been successfully tested on Microsoft Windows 10. Please see the article Gmail Notifier Pro on Windows 10 for details.

Gmail sign in: "The page you requested is invalid"

May 27, 2015

Google has changed the authentication procedure that is required to perform an automatic sign in when launching Gmail in the web browser. This currently results in an error message saying "The page you requested is invalid" when trying to launch Gmail from Gmail Notifier Pro.

I will investigate if there is a new way to implement the automatic sign in, that works with the new Google authentication. Please note that this change affect all applications that performs automatic sign in, not only Gmail Notifier Pro.

A temporary workaround is to change the the settings for sign in in the Options dialog of Gmail Notifier Pro, Web Browser section:

Facebook notifications

May 9, 2015

Facebook recently changed their policy about allowing third-party applications to access information from Facebook accounts. All detailed information (like notifications, stream updates, friend requests) is now blocked with the following motivation:
The permission is only granted for apps building a Facebook-branded client on platforms where Facebook is not already available.
For example, Android and iOS apps will not be approved for this permission. In addition, Web, Desktop, in-car and TV apps will not be granted this permission.

From now on, Facebook will prevent desktop applications like Gmail Notifier Pro from accessing information that would be needed to display useful notifications. Please note that this isn't specific to Gmail Notifier Pro, as it applies to all third party applications connecting to Facebook.

Unless Facebook changes their new policy, the support for Facebook notifications will unfortunately be removed from Gmail Notifier Pro.

Web site updated

January 11, 2015

The design of the web site has been updated.

The new design will make it easier to get an understanding of what Gmail Notifier Pro is and make information easier to find. The design looks more modern and is also working fine on mobile devices.

The link to the forum has been moved to the Help section of the web site.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.3

January 4, 2015

This release has a focus on the calendar features in Gmail Notifier Pro.

Gmail Notifier Pro will now support Microsoft calendars in addition to Google Calendar. There are also improvements to the Google Calendar integration and better management of calendar reminders.

There are also a few minor general improvements in this release.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.4 - Correction for Google Calendar

November 20, 2014

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.4 introduces a new Google Calendar interface that replaces the old interface that was discontinued by Google. This will correct the problems with Google Calendar that many users experienced the last few days.

Please note that the authentication method for accessing Google Calendar is a bit different with the new Calendar interface. When accessing the calendar for the first time, a dialog will be displayed where you have to accept that Gmail Notifier Pro will get access to your calendar events. This is a step required by Google.

This release also adds a better troubleshooting guide when testing account settings.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.3

August 13, 2014

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.3 is an update that focus on correcting a few issues.

This release includes a correction for the Unauthorized Access problem that prevented Google Apps users from accessing Gmail via the Atom protocol. Due to a recent change by Google, an update was needed for Gmail Notifier Pro to authorize correctly.

Buy using Bitcoin, Litecoin or Dogecoin

June 14, 2014

In addition to the traditional payment methods, you can also use crypto currencies (also called digital currencies) to buy Gmail Notifier Pro.

Click here for more information about paying with Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.2

April 21, 2014

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.2 is a minor update with the following improvements:
For customers interested in crypto currencies, there is currently work in progress to make it possible to buy Gmail Notifier Pro licenses using Bitcoin and Litecoin.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.1

January 19, 2014

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2.1 is a minor update and corrects the Twitter implementation to be compatible with the latest Twitter API changes.

The release also makes the MAPI integration compatible with more applications, includes updated translations and includes a few corrections.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2

October 13, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.2 adds support for the IMAP protocol for Microsoft accounts.

Previously only supported POP, which is more limited in terms of functionality compared to IMAP. Gmail Notifier Pro will continue to support the POP protocol for accounts, but IMAP will be recommended.

Another new feature is the View-window where messages can be opened in separate window, where options like printing and saving the message is available. Gmail Notifier Pro can save e-mail messages to HTML, ELM and MSG formats.

The release also includes better printing support and new settings.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.1.2

August 25, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.1.2 is a minor update and mainly brings improvements to the mail composer. The composer includes emoticons (smilies) and images can also be pasted from the clipboard. Replies are no longer restricted to be sent from the original mail account.

For Windows XP, the MAPI integration is corrected to make the "Send to" feature work better.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.1.1

July 18, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.1.1 is a minor update that includes the following improvements:

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.1

July 14, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro version 5.1 is released.

The main feature of this release is the support for Feedly notifications. Feedly is a popular replacement for Google Reader that has been discontinued by Google. Read more about Feedly on their web site.

New Google Reader accounts can no longer be added in Gmail Notifier Pro. Existing Google Reader accounts will no longer work.

Feedly instead of Google Reader

July 2, 2013

As announced earlier, Google discontinued their Google Reader service on July 1st, 2013. Gmail Notifier Pro will no longer be able to show Google Reader notifications.

A popular replacement for Google Reader is Feedly. Next release of Gmail Notifier Pro will support Feedly notifications.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.0.3

June 28, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.0.3 is an update that includes the following improvements:

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.0.2

June 12, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.0.2 is a minor update that uses the latest version of the Twitter API. This will correct Twitter connection problems.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.0.1

June 2, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.0.1 is a minor update with improvements to the custom action settings.

Notifications can be disabled based on rules - where a rule can define a specific sender, subject, content or even IMAP folder (new in this version).

This release also contains a correction for the 'Send to mail recipient' feature and better support for Microsoft Exchange 2007.

Gmail Notifier Pro 5.0

May 18, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro version 5.0 is now available for download.

This release adds support for Microsoft Exchange notifications using Exchange Web Services. The e-mail composer also supports sending messages using a Microsoft Exchange server.

Version 5.0 also includes support for Microsoft SkyDrive accounts, and similar to the Google Drive support, you can get notifications when any document is modified.

Another new features is the built-in RSS feed server. If enabled, all messages in Gmail Notifier Pro can be accessed from any RSS reader. Simply use a RSS reader, either on a PC, smart phone or tablet and connect it to your computer running Gmail Notifier Pro to get access to the latest unread messages.

This release also improves the customization. Notification theme can be defined using rules. A rule could for example be to set a theme with sound notification if the subject line of an e-mail message starts with the word 'Important'. This release also support defining custom actions for message operations, where multiple operations can be combined.

In addition to the news above, version 5.0 also includes the following improvements:

Please note that Google will discontinue the product Google Reader on July 1, 2013. From this date, you will no longer be able to use Google Reader in Gmail Notifier Pro.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.6.3

March 18, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.6.3 is an update that introduces Lithuanian translation.

This release also includes the following corrections:

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.6.2

February 27, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.6.2 is a minor update with the following updates:

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.6.1

February 5, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.6.1 is a minor update that includes a few corrections to the Facebook and Google+ implementation.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.6

January 27, 2013

Gmail Notifier Pro version 4.6 is released.

A major new feature is the support for monitoring multiple IMAP folders. By setting "Monitor custom folders" for an IMAP account, multiple folders can be selected. Operations for moving and copying messages betweens folders are also introduced in this release.

The mail composer has also been improved, and contacts can be added and removed from the auto complete list.

This release also introduces a few new MAPI settings, Japanese translation and contains minor corrections and improvements.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.5.1

December 29, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.5.1 is a minor update with the following improvements:

This is the last release for 2012.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.5

December 17, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro version 4.5 is available for download.

This release introduces better support for deployment in enterprise environments. Configuration templates can be used to define custom settings to be used by default. There is also a tool available for customizing the MSI package to include the configuration template.

A change in the new version is the default location for storing user settings. For new installations where no existing configuration is available, the user roaming folder will be used to store the user settings.

There are also updates to the names of the supported services. Google Drive is the new name for Google Docs and Microsoft is about to migrate the Live Hotmail users to The Live Hotmail account type in Gmail Notifier Pro has been renamed to, but supports both the new accounts and the old Live Hotmail accounts.

The Gmail Notifier Pro logo has been updated both on the web site and in the application.

This release also contains the following improvements:

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.4.1

November 11, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.4.1 is a minor update with better support for running multiple instances in multi-user environments. The MAPI integration is also improved and a few minor faults are corrected.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.4

November 2, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.4 is released.

This release includes three notification sounds, that can be configured for the themes. Notifications can also be configured to use sound only, without showing the notification popup. For customized popups, text alignment can be configured.

There are also improvements to the Google Calendar reminders. The snooze time can be fully customized and the reminder sound alert can be configured to play continuously.

This release also contains the following improvements:

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.5

October 22, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.5 is released and contains MAPI integration corrections and improved support for the command Send To Mail Recipient in other applications.

The Reply All feature for messages will consider additional sender identities, to suggest the correct recipients.

This release also corrects an image handle leak on Windows 8

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.4

October 14, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.4 is a minor update that contains a few corrections. This release also includes Romanian translation.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.3

September 13, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro version 4.3.3 improves the automatic Gmail sign in feature when launching a web browser from Gmail Notifier Pro.

Some time ago, Google changed the behaviour when multiple account sessions were used. This release of Gmail Notifier Pro is fully supporting the new Google and Gmail implementation of sessions. When opening a Gmail account or message from Gmail Notifier Pro, the automatic Gmail sign feature will make sure that you never have to type your username or password manually.

This release also gives better stability to the IMAP IDLE implementation.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.2

September 1, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.2 is a minor update that improves the support for IMAP proxy servers and Google+ message parsing.

This release also includes Persian translation.

Google Gmail IMAP server issue

September 1, 2012

Some users have reported problems accessing their Gmail accounts using IMAP the last few weeks. This is a problem with the Google Gmail servers and affects all mail clients, including Gmail Notifier Pro, that uses IMAP to connect to Gmail.

Google is working on solution for these problems. At the moment it looks like IMAP is working fine for most Gmail users.

You can read more about the Gmail IMAP issues in this thread on the Gmail support forum.

Facebook and Twitter

August 18, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro is capable of much more than e-mail notifications. The latest releases have introduced support for both Facebook and Twitter notifications.

You can use the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ buttons on this web site to let your friends and followers know about Gmail Notifier Pro, and how Gmail Notifier Pro can be used for all these services.

Gmail Notifier Pro on Facebook
Gmail Notifier Pro on Twitter
Gmail Notifier Pro on Google+

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.1

August 18, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3.1 is a minor update, with improvements to the mail composer. The previous length limitation of links has been removed and links can now be modified.

This update also changes the default value of the setting for forcing a logout before the automatic sign-in, when launching Google accounts in the web browser. In this release Gmail Notifier Pro will by default not force a logout. This behaviour can be changed in the Options dialog - Web browser section.

Gmail Notifier Pro has been successfully verified and certified on the RTM version of Microsoft Windows 8.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.3

July 29, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro version 4.3 is released.

This release introduces Twitter notifications. Adding a Twitter account to Gmail Notifier Pro will give notifications about new tweets.

There are also a few new settings added; delaying initial check of accounts on startup, Proxy Domain and ALT+S shortcut for sending mail.

Google Docs ignore feature is changed to be based on document name.

This version also includes several minor correction and improvements, including updates to the mail and signature composer and SMTP corrections.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.2.3

July 6, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.2.3 is a minor update that contains the following:

- Specific documents can be ignored for Google Docs.
- If repeating notifications is configured, they will only be displayed for accounts that have been updated successfully.
- Close Popup shortcut key.
- The operation "Mark all as Read" has been added for Facebook accounts.
- Mail composer corrections.
- Localization updates.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.2.2

June 20, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.2.2 is a minor update.

This release includes mail composer corrections, minor updates of incoming mail server settings and localization updates.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.2.1

June 10, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.2.1 is a minor update that includes the following improvements:

- Profile photos for Facebook notifications.
- Possible to force an update of Google Contacts from the Browse Contact dialog.
- New keyboard shortcut for opening items in Gmail Notifier Pro Main Window.
- Correction to MAPI integration when multiple files are attached from Windows temporary folder.
- Mail Compose dialog corrections for undo and navigation.

Gmail Notifier Pro has also been verified to be fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.2

May 26, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro version 4.2 is released.

This release includes support for Facebook notifications, including friend requests and status updates. Please tell your Facebook friends about this feature.

The Mail Composer and Contact Browser are improved. The Contact Browser is now available for all mail accounts, and can list contacts from any Gmail account.

Each account have a new setting 'Include in total unread count'. By default it is only enabled for mail accounts. Use this setting to select which accounts that should be included when the total amount of unread messages/items are counted.

This release also includes Portuguese (Portugal) translation and several improvements and corrections.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.1.2

May 3, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.1.2 is a minor update. This version improves handling of connection failures duing update of Google Contacts.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.1.1

April 21, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.1.1 is a minor update with a few updates to the Compose Mail dialog and IMAP implementation. The auto complete feature in the Compose Mail dialog is now supporting both first and last name.

The list of available IMAP folders in the account properties will now include sub folders. Better support for IMAP servers that doesn't support XLIST command is also added.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.1

April 11, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro version 4.1 is released.

The new version improves the Google Contacts integration. The contacts are cached locally and the Auto Complete feature in the Compose mail dialog is using the contacts from the cache to make the typing of e-mail addresses easier.

On Windows 7 and Windows 8, the number of unread messages are displayed on the icon in the Windows Taskbar. The Taskbar icon can be configured to always be visible. The new setting is available in the Appearance section in the Options dialog.

The new version also includes Czech translation.

Note: POP mail accounts (not Gmail accounts) will by default only view the latest 100 messages. The number of messages to view can be configured for each POP mail account.

Gmail Notifier Pro has also been succussfully verified on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0.4

March 18, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0.4 is a minor update that support the new message link format for Gmail message. It also corrects the URL for Google Apps sign in page when opening messages in the web browser.

Another improvement is the notification area icon that will be re-added if Windows taskbar is reloaded. A setting for delay loading of notification area icon is also available.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0.2

March 11, 2012

Version 4.0.2 is a minor update that adds tooltip for links in the Gmail Notifier Pro main window.

This is also the first release where the MSI installation and all executables are digitally signed. The digital signature ensures that the software is genuine and confirms the software publisher.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0.1

March 4, 2012

The minor update Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0.1 is available.

This release corrects a problem with sending mail with embedded images with http references. It also includes updates translations.

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0

February 26, 2012

Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0 is released.

The most important new feature is the support for all standard complient IMAP and POP mail servers. If your e-mail provider supports IMAP or POP, your e-mail account can be monitored by Gmail Notifier Pro. The processing of mail is also greatly improved, with better support for embedded images.

When sending attachments to a mail recipient from Windows desktop or applications like Microsoft Office, Gmail can be opened in the web browser with a new message prepared including the selected files as attachments.

The e-mail composer is now fully HTML enabled and support more formatting options and embedded images. Multiple signatures are supported for each mail account.

Important: Message signatures from version 3.X cannot be automatically upgraded.

Read more about Gmail Notifier Pro 4.0