• Use email client instead of browser. 
      • usually when you click on message or inbox will run gmail.com but if you prefer to run your preffered mail client this option is for you
    • Notify about new mail
      • when "ON" notifies about new mail using message tray
    • Position
      • position of extension icon in panel. May be leftbox, centerbox, righbox
    • Show summary
      • when "ON" displays total number of mails and number of unread. When "OFF" displays only icon - white when no new mail, red when opposite
    • Check every ..
      • this is self explanatory
    • Check for new versions at startup - self explanatory
    • Safe mode - when you experience problems with firewall or proxy
  • Other gimmicks
    • To manually force refresh right-click notify icon
    • You can change the way number of emails is displayed - this is in gconf  key "btext"
      • standard setting is %s(%s) which displays numberofemail(numberofnewemail)
      • example alternate setting :
        • gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/gmail_notify/btext "Total %s, Unread %s"