A while back we wrote about backing up a Gmail account using Thunderbird. That doesn't work for restoring but you could at least have access to all your old emails.
Gmail had some issues a few days ago and reseted some email accounts so many people now want to backup their Gmail account(s). I got this request by email so I though I'd suggest a very simple way to backup your Gmail account: using Thunderbird.
GmailWatcher is an Gmail notifier especially designed for Ubuntu: it uses the Messaging Menu, NotifyOSD notifications and preferences sync through UbuntuOne.
According to Wikipedia, IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), together with POP is one of the most popular protocols for email retrieval.
Gmail Notifier (which we've covered before) is a great way to integrate Gmail into the Ubuntu desktop as it makes use of libnotify and the indicator applet in Gnome.
Googsystray is a Google Voice, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader and Google Wave checker application for Windows and Linux. The idea is to be able to keep track of all that stuff without having to keep a bunch of browser tabs open, or constantly checking them.
We've seen how to check Gmail using the terminal (shell) in Linux and Mac but how about sending emails from a shell?
This is actually pretty easy, here's what you have to do:
Open a terminal and:
There is now a script called Gnome Gmail that comes as .deb for Ubuntu and .rpm for Fedora and Red Hat which adds support for Gmail to the Linux Gnome Desktop. Unlike the solution above, Gnome Gmail supports "To:", "Subject:", "body", "CC:", and "BCC: fields.
Remember Highly Ubuntu Integrated Gmail Notifier? What if you could click the notification bubble to delete, open or mark an email as spam?
The Highly Ubuntu 9.04 integrated GMail Notifier is an e-mail notifier for Ubuntu. Surely some of you might say that there are already some, but there is no such application that does so well in Ubuntu. This is a perfect way of integrating Gmail with the new non-intrusive system notifications of Ubuntu.
Gmail, Google's popular Web mail application, is already full of useful features all on its own. But Firefox users can further customize Gmail with a variety of add-ons. Some only change the appearance, while others add functionality that makes Gmail more like a personal planner than just a plain old email application. Let's take a look at three Firefox add-ons for Gmail.
I want to write a little about this good Firefox extension, maybe lots of you already know it, but for those who does not, here it goes.
Always have a browser tab open to your Gmail account? CheckGmail is an application that can monitor your Gmail account for you. It’s unobtrusive, feature-rich, and easy to configure.
I've been using GMail ever since they decided to allow users to download their mail using POP. I was happy reading my email as usual in mutt. The only problem was that I had to log onto the website once in a while to clear out my spam folder and fish out the false positives.
Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions).
Google doesn’t support KDE’s Konqueror web browser for their web applications. However, using Konqueror’s browser identification settings it’s possible to get Gmail working.
The How-To Geek has posted some really useful instructions for setting Gmail as the default email client in Ubuntu. How-To Geek starts his post by saying:
Every Geek uses Gmail… it's pretty much required. And now you can set Gmail as the default client in Ubuntu without any extra software.