The way I do it now is that I have to keep a 'Gmail' tab open at all times in my browser to check for new mail. My mails are important and I need instant notifications. I thought of using a client like 'Thunderbird' but it feels to "heavy" for my needs. All I need is instant notifications of a new mail received in my Gmail such that I don't have to keep the browser tab open all the time. Meaning, may be some little script in my Debian system is checking for a new mail after every minute and raises an alarm when there's a new unread email.
If it is able to show me a subject line and 'From' details, that would be a bonus.
I'm open to all kinds of solutions that alert me of a new Google mail such that:
- I do not have to keep a browser tab open.
- It does not download any mail to local disk