Install GMailWatcher in Ubuntu, Easily Read Your G-mails in GNU/Linux

GMailWatcher is a simple yet a very useful application which lets you read e-mails that are fetched from your current G-mail account. It runs in the notification area and lets you know when new mails arrive automatically. A cool thing about it is that whenever a new message arrives it shows a preview of your inbox as well.

For extra security you can integrate it with Gnome-Keyring password manager. It also supports audio notifications and lets you set intervals for downloading/checking new mails + the GMailWatcher fully supports multiple g-mail accounts as well.

So if you use Ubuntu 11.04 you can easily install GmailWatcher using the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loneowais/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gmailwatcher gmailwatcher-themes-extra
Easily configure via notification menu...

This is developed by Owais Lone. Anyhow, you can easily add extra themes to it by adding simple CSS/HTML codes which can be acquired from this launchpad page if you'd like.


BomBom said...

~$ sudo apt-get install gmailwatcher gmailwatcher-themes-extra
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gmailwatcher-themes-extra : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.1-0ubuntu5 is to be installed
E: Broken packages

Gayan said...


Hi sorry about the "error". Try the below command, it worked for me in ubuntu 11.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loneowais/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gmailwatcher

it seems that some of the python packages are not ready yet for 11.04 (newly weds :P).

BomBom said...

Hi Gayan
txs for your quick response!
It obviously worked!!

Gayan said...


You're welcome :).

Anonymous said...

thnx folks

Gayan said...


The pleasure is all mine :D.

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