Get Notified in Firefox about new mail

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 26, 2006
Updated • Mar 14, 2014
Email, Firefox add-ons

I don't keep Thunderbird, my local email client, open all the time and don't like to visit web mail services as well all the time to check for new mails. It is a pain in the *** to visit Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail to see if there is new mail in the inbox. I was using the Gmail Firefox extension to get new mail notifications directly in the browser.

Mailman is a Firefox extension that can retrieve information about new mail in your inbox by connecting to Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and Pop3 mail boxes. You will have to add your login details to the extension to be able to do so. I do understand that this raises security concerns but this is the trade off.

Mailman has some additional nice features. Once you see that new mail has arrived you may click on the notification link to be taken directly to the website of the service without the need to sign in again.

Right, you do not need to login a second time. You may define the update frequency and add sound alerts if you like. (I would never use sound alerts because I would hear a constant sound then, with all the spam that is flooding my mail boxes.

It also offers a search function to search your accounts from within Firefox. Some users seem to have problems with Hotmail and the search feature. I do not have a Hotmail account, maybe someone else could verify if problems exist?

Update: Most web mail providers allow you to add other pop3 accounts to their system so that you can check all your email accounts in one central location. This also removes the need to supply your email account data to third party tools or applications that you may not trust completely.

xnotifier firefox email notifications

The Mailman extension for the Firefox browser on the other hand is not available anymore, but you can use an alternative such as X-Notifier which supports IMAP on top of what the original extension supported.


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