Why another Gmail checker? Well I couldn't find one that did exactly what I wanted. Here were the features I wanted:
No notification window showing who the message is from or the subject (annoying to me and potentially embarrassing).
Taskbar icon that I can click on to see the message summary: who each unread message is from and the first part of the subject (using the gmail RSS feed).
So I created my own simple GmailChecker. Screenshots below.
Note: the gmail account password is stored in cleartext.
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