GMail + ML Notifications

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jzj687, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi!

    I use web based GMail, and was wondering if anyone might know how to get Mountain Lion Notification Centre to notify me of incoming e-mails (à la push notification style).

    Thanks
     
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    east85

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    Use spotlight search and open Mail. Hold the command key and hit the comma button to open preferences. Click on the accounts tab, in the left hand column select the plus button at the bottom. Add your Gmail account.

    Next, type in Notifications in the spotlight search. Open it. In the left hand column of this select "Mail". Make sure "Show in Notification Center" is checked.

    To enable POP or IMAP in your Gmail account, visit your Gmail on your browser, log in, select the gear icon and select settings as pictured:

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    Then select the tab that says Forwarding and Pop/IMAP as pictured:

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    Enable pop and imap as needed, scroll down and save changes.

    Hope this helped.
     
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    east85

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    No problem! If you have any trouble just post back here.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Now the question is, how do we get notifications to bring us into Gmail, within a browser tab, automatically?

    Hmm.
     
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    east85

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    You mean mail notifications? I mean, you could just use Mail to reply if you've already added your account by clicking on the mail notification you get in the notification center.

    I really have no idea if this is possible... I'd guess not.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the guidance, but after completing all the steps, nothing shows up in my notification centre (with or without having the mail.app open)

    Thanks anyway!
     
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    east85

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    Have you tried to email yourself yet?

    You could go into Mail and select Mailbox - > Get New Mail - > Gmail and see what happens.

    Odd.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup... tried that. Also restarted!

    Blurg :(
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I think the OP wanted to continue using web based Gmail.
    I have an MBA and don't want to waste a few GB of SSD space to store my Gmail account in mail.app. So does anyone know how to enable html5 notifications from mail.apple.com via Safari 6 to ML's Notification center ?

    I tried https://gist.github.com/3185894 but it doesn't work - even if plus.google.com is added to the list of permissions in Safari 6 "notifications" tab in the preferences pane.

    thanks to anyone who could help and to those who already replied to this thread.

    Olivier
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    It doesn't work as I just checked (mail app open, i sent test email, gmail notifier worked, Mail app icon shows unread email but notification center shows nothing).

    Beside, OP wanted to continue web based mail only without having to keep mail app opened. Me too. For now I still use gmail notifier set to check every 1min.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Notification center won't work with mails sent to yourself. It has to be from someone else. If you have another GMail account you could send it from, that would work.
     

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