Why another Gmail checker?  Well I couldn't find one that did exactly what I wanted.  Here were the features I wanted:

So I created my own simple GmailChecker.  Screenshots below.

Note: the gmail account password is stored in cleartext.

Installation instructions:

GmailChecker was created with Visual C# Express, which has the ability to create an installer.  However, the installation is a bit awkward - you will need to extract the zip file to a local directory and then click the setup.exe in the directory.

Download GmailChecker: GmailChecker

Download GmailChecker Source: GmailChecker Source


Taskbar icon showing a new message has arrived


Reading the message summary


Option Dialog