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Gmail's anti-spam filter is much better than my web hoster's, so I used a Gmail account just to download e-mails from my web hoster's POP accounts, massage them, and send them to my ISP's account from which I download the virtually spam-free remaining e-mails.

It worked fine for several months, but I found out today that this account was disabled. I didn't go through the legalese, so I assume the user is required to actually log on to Gmail every so often or see their account disabled.

Before I write one myself, I was wondering if someone knew of a Windows applet that would either install as a Windows service or sit in the icon bar and just log on/off regularly so as to keep Gmail happy?

Thank you.

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Gmail Notifier

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Thanks Graeme. By any chance, do you or someone know whether Gmail notifier reallys logs on, so that this account won't also be disabled one day? –  OverTheRainbow Nov 5 '10 at 15:10
    
Well it does have to log on in order to check if you have new email. I can't say whether using it exclusively counts towards the type of activity Google takes into account when deciding whether to keep your account active or not. –  ThatGraemeGuy Nov 8 '10 at 15:46
    
Thanks. I'll see if this new account survives longer :-) –  OverTheRainbow Nov 8 '10 at 21:11
    
You might try asking your question in this thread: google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/… –  ThatGraemeGuy Nov 9 '10 at 13:41

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