Community: Is Gmail Linux Friendly?
Nov 30, 2004, 01:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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I've been using Gmail for a couple of months and I am really
happy with it. I especially enjoy seeing how everything works well
However, while Google has released a mail notifier for Windows,
the company has no similar support for Linux. Fortunately, there
are some Linux-based solutions such as a Firefox notifier and
mail-notification for GNOME.
One would think that while Google does not officially support
these notifiers, they would at least allow their usage until they
willing to provide some Linux support of their own.
Well, they don't.
Today I discovered that my account has been locked down for 24
hours. The message I received stated that if I use any software
that automatically logs into my account I must disable it, as is it
is not supported by Google.
What does Google expect Linux users to do? Forgo email