Secure GMail Notifier
As you might have noticed, GMail Notifier uses the url http://mail.google.com/mail 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 https://mail.google.com/mail. (It works for the Windows version - for the Mac version there is already a solution).
- Create a backup copy of gnotifier.exe (usually in c:Program FilesGoogleGmail Notifier);
- Open gnotifier.exe with an hex editor (emacs hexl-find-file will do);
- Find the string http://mail.google.com/mail and substitute it with https://mail.google.com/mail;
- Save the file;
- Close any running GMail Notifier and launch it again.
Yes, it is as simple as that.