secure GMail Notifier

October 15, 2007

As you might have noticed, GMail Notifier uses the url to access your personal mailbox.

This is quite annoying for who cares about security.

Here is a simple hack to make it use the secure url
(it works for the Windows version – for the Mac version there is already a solution).

  1. create a backup copy of gnotifier.exe (usually in c:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier);
  2. open gnotifier.exe with an hex editor (emacs hexl-find-file will do);
  3. find the string and substitute it with;
  4. save the file;
  5. close any running GMail Notifier and launch it again.

yes, it is as simple as that.

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