Gmail Notifier Problems

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Posted on August 06, 2004 5:09 PM in Computers
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I've noticed that I'm no longer able to connect to my Gmail account using Doron's Gmail Notifier. At first I worried that someone had guessed my secret question, since that is one of the first issues I read about when researching Gmail (if you don't make your secret question difficult to answer, just about anyone can look up the information on Google and hijack your account). However, I don't think I could even answer my secret question, and I was able to login fine using the regular web login.

Since I've run into this problem at home and at work, using two different versions of the extension (the one at home being the latest), I'm guessing Google has changed something about the way they process logins. It will be interesting to see if this becomes something like the issues between Trillian and Microsoft, or if Google, instead, decides to play nice with these types of 3rd party apps.

Update: As DJ V pointed out in a comment, this problem has been addressed in the latest version of Gmail Notifier. Thanks, DJ V!


DJ V on August 07, 2004 at 4:58 PM:

I had the same problem. They fixed the plugin so uninstall the one that you have and download the new one from doron's blaag:

Good luck!

Dj V


dan on September 21, 2005 at 12:19 AM:

Hi...could somebody help me with this...I download the gmail notifier...but it never asks me for my gmail password or anything...and none of the options let me enter it. How do I connect notifier to my acct??? please email and thanks a lot


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