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17-Feb-2009, 08:30 PM #1
Solved: using windows to detect gmail
I use gmail as my personal email client and i was wondering if its possible to have windows XP home SP3 display how many emails i have in gmail at the login screen.

it currently displays my hotmail inbox(which i dont use due to spam.).

is it possible to switch?
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17-Feb-2009, 08:40 PM #2
Hi, No.... not unless there have been changes lately. I use Gmail, too.... there is the Gmail Notifier you can use>
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After you download the Notifier, an icon will appear in your system tray (so you don't have to open a browser) to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages.

Might also be some fiddling around you can try with having Outlook Express perhaps, keep a copy of all emails on the server.....(meaning the ISP's) but that is more time consuming etc....

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The Welcome screen is displayed by default on Windows XP Home Edition-based computers and on Windows XP Professional-based computers that are not members of a domain. Under your name on the Welcome screen, there is a hyperlink that indicates the number of unread e-mail messages. If you click this link, it reveals which account the messages are from, and how many each e-mail provider contains. For example, if you have three unread e-mail messages, and you click the hyperlink under your name, you see the following information (where UserID is your user name for the corresponding e-mail account): (2) (1)
The hyperlink is displayed only if you have an e-mail client that is capable of updating the Welcome screen running on your computer. Currently, Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Windows Messenger support this feature.
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18-Feb-2009, 07:10 AM #3
Configure Outlook Express to access gmail and then it will show on the Welcome Screen. Be sure you disable the Hotmail account, or they will both show.

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thanks a lot!
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