I often see incoming emails too late, when they needed urgent reply.

I am not always in front of my computer, therefore I need a software that pops up a notification whenever I receive an email, and keeps this notification visible until I manually dismiss it. It needs to be supporting Gmail as email provider, through IMAP protocol.

I used an old small software called Spiffy but it is not working any more.

I am astonished I didn't find plenty of standalone softwares like this. I found many mail notifiers, but all of them are very old and don't work any more, or don't support Gmail any more.

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I use Pop Peeper which does support Gmail via OATH2 and app password configuration in Gmail. The latter is considered a "security risk" accompanied by a recommendation for a strong password.

From the linked site:

Email Notification Options

  • Sound notifications: single sound for any new mail, or a customized sound for each account

  • Tray icon notification that display the color and number of new messages for each account

  • Flashing scroll-lock or num-lock LED

  • Windows popup indicating which account(s) received new email

  • BalloonTip displays the subject and sender of the last email message received

  • Automatically open POP Peeper or launch your email client when new email is received

It's a free program, although some features become available when a payment is made.

  • I see that Chime plugin for Pop Peeper adds a sound notification, and that you can set a repeating sound. I will check it out.
    – Kar.ma
    Feb 13, 2023 at 10:28

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