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       CheckGmail - system tray applet to check a Gmail account for new mail


       checkgmail  [-profile]  [-hosted]  [-popup_delay] [-no_cookies] [-private] [-v | -verbose]
       [-nocrypt] [-h]


       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.

       CheckGmail is a system tray application that checks a Gmail account for new mail. When new
       mail is present the tray icon changes, an optional  animated  popup  is  displayed  and  a
       tooltip  displays  the  number and details of new messages. Configuration is GUI-based and
       the application is designed to be simple, elegant and unobtrusive.

       CheckGmail aims to be relatively secure in  terms  of  password  storage.   Combined  with
       Crypt::Simple(3pm) the program provides the option of either encrypting the saved password
       information or  -  for  maximum  security  -  re-entering  your  password  each  time  the
       application is run. If you decide to save the password, it is encrypted using a passphrase
       generated from machine-unique information  (the  eth0  MAC  address  and/or  uname  system
       information). Encrypting the password prevents both casual reading of plain text passwords
       on your machine, but more importantly allows the  CheckGmail  config  file  in  your  home
       directory to be stored securely on external backups.

       For   the   password   encryption   function,   CheckGmail  depends  on  the  Perl  module
       Crypt::Simple(3pm) CheckGmail will save  passwords  as  plain  text  if  this  module  (or
       associated modules) is not present on the system.


              Using  this  switch  causes  CheckGmail  to  read  preferences  from  a  file named
              prefs-[profile_name]  in  ~/.checkgmail  -  thus  allowing  multiple  instances  of
              CheckGmail to be run to check different Gmail accounts.

       -hosted=[Gmail hosted domain]
              Allows  checkgmail to work for Gmail hosted domains.  E.g. if your hosted domain is
    , run the program with   Once run, the -hosted flag is not
              required again for that profile.

              N.B:  You  will need to delete the Atom feed address from your preferences or use a
              new profile before using this option for the first time.  Following a change in the
              Gmail  login  code for hosted domains, this option does not appear to be compatible
              with the -no_cookies method of checking mail.

       -popup_delay=[time in millisecs]
              Sets the time taken between the mouse entering the system tray icon and the tooltip
              being  displayed.   Default  is 250 millisecs as of version 1.10 (previous versions
              used no delay).

              Uses the old Atom feed retrieval method (default in versions 1.7.2 and earlier)  of
              sending  the  username  and  password across https.  The alternative, and currently
              default method, is to login to Gmail, save the  authentication  cookies,  and  then
              retrieve  the Atom feeds without requiring any further authentication - this method
              has the benefit of allowing various actions to be carried  out  upon  new  messages
              received, such as deleting, marking as read, archiving or reporting spam.

              Prevents  the  display  of  message  details  in the popup - only the number of new
              messages will be displayed.

       -v | -verbose
              Causes CheckGmail to print details of mail checking and mail contents to STDOUT

              Disables the use of Crypt::Simple to encrypt saved password information - passwords
              will be saved as plain text.

       -h     Prints a usage message.


              Setting  the  HTTPS_PROXY  environment  variable  will  cause CheckGmail to use the
              specified proxy server when checking for new mail.


              User configuration file

              Language translations


       Owen Marshall <owenjm at the email provider which this utility checks>