OMNI mail 2
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OMNI mail 2

Updated Oct 25, 2005 by Tiggz

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Comment #1 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:42 AM
Brilliant! One of my all time favorite widgets now works with my Gmail accounts again! Many, many thanks Tiggz.
Viper LBJ
Comment #2 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:08 AM
Excellent widget but could someone inform me setp by step by step how to configure for gmail especially since I'm new to stardock
Comment #3 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:40 AM
Very slick! It's slim and stylish and functional!
Comment #4 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:55 AM
Wow, this is absolutely fantastic. I've always felt notifiers weren't much use, I'd rather just keep Thunderbird running. But with all these features, especialy mulitple accounts of different types, I will be using this for a while.

Comment #5 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 12:41 PM
Excellent stuff, as usual!

I don't usually use the email notifiers, as my email app is always running anyway, but this is definitely worth a spot on the desktop
Comment #6 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:15 PM
Simply the best ...
Stephen Kilmer
Comment #7 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:31 PM
This is out of this world.
My Gmail works again.
Thank you.
Stephen Kilmer
Comment #8 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:54 PM
I spoke too soon. I put Gmail in and it works until I close the widget down. Then when I start it up, the mail will not work until I delete the Gmail account and close the widget down and start it back up. Then my other mail account will work.
Not sure if this is clear.
Any Ideas?
Comment #9 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 3:47 PM
This widget is absolutely fabulous!
Keep up this OUTSTANDING work!
Viper LBJ
Comment #10 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 3:55 PM
Look I may be new at this but i follow instruction well - there is no help file for new folk who love these programs and value the design - i just want some advice on how to configure this? please!!
Comment #11 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 5:20 PM
Viper.. mouse over the title bar, click on the arrow that appears, click on + to make a new account, click on the configuration icon by the X to configure it, first line is alias  (nickname), second is the way your account knows you (your signin name for gmail is everything in front of @ and nothing after it), third has a drop down menu, choose gmail. click on change password and put in your password, click on apply. For gmail ignore the fourth line.
Viper LBJ
Comment #12 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 5:43 PM
Thankyou GoodMorphing - i appreciate it looked rather straight forward but an instruction help file would of saved me some rather wasted time - what if i wish to use a address - would this be a POP and what would the server type be?
all suggestions welcomed - kind regards
Comment #13 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 5:53 PM

I don't know anything about yahoo mail.  For me whenever I configure a new mail account I just copy the way I did it in outlook express.  Unless you are using special ports then it has been my experience that mail configuration is pretty generic. 

Viper LBJ
Comment #14 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:07 PM
well i have Gmail working fine but i dont use outlook express - so i would'nt know anything about that -which is a shame koz i have other accounts like my btopenworld account i'd like to include - very frustrating but thankyou for your reply
Comment #15 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:16 PM
If you enlarge the preview picture you might get some hint how to configure a bt account.  You might look at the information that the other accounts provide on their websites about how to set up mail accounts. 
Viper LBJ
Comment #16 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:20 PM
yes i examined that picture earlier but oddly this did work only for the account to inform me i had 236 unread emails!!!
Viper LBJ
Comment #17 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:31 PM
yep just configured my address and appears to work fine - at last.
Comment #18 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:36 PM
One of my mail accounts doesn't mark read mail as read for a notifier and thats nothing the notifier can address because it is the way the coding on the server is set up.  What I did was to make a second folder and move all my saved mail into it so that only fresh incoming mail is in that folder.  That works better for me anyway... it clears the mail I need to attend to away without the sense  of urgency from looking at that large number all the time.  I sometimes use the drafts folder for that purpose.  I had another notifier that reads gmail like that.  Unless I moved the mail to the second folder it marked all gmail as unread and you know how big those accounts are.
Comment #19 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 7:19 PM
Hi all, thanks for the nice comments.

To people for whom it wasn't working properly:
I think I identified a problem with saving the encrypted passwords - hopefully I have now fixed that. Delete your old version, clear the widget cache and download again - you should know it's a new version because the download zip will be called
You will need to re-enter your passwords and hit the apply button.

For those who are interested the problem was this:
the encryption algorithm basically converts all the characters to other characters - unfortunately sometimes it converts them into linefeeds, carriage returns, backspaces or tabs which is all very well until you try and save that encrypted password and subsequently try and read it back. The solution is to escape the string prior to saving and unescape after reloading the saved string.
Comment #20 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:30 PM
Great stuff Tiggz... The whole Omni family of widgets are tops..These are seriously some of the most appealing and functional widgets ive seen.... I hope there will be a matching WB to go with them "hint" ...

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