Intro: Python Gmail Checker
If you're like me then you probably don't check your email often just because you forget or don't want to waste your time if there are no new emails. Then all your emails pile up and you have to go through all of them all at once. Well today that stops. I am going to show you step by step how to run a Python script I wrote that will run every hour through windows task scheduler and open up gmail if you have any unread messages. It should take about 20 minutes so if you have time now let's get to it.
Step 1: Download Python
Download it from here
Step 2: Download PyCharm
Download the community version here
Step 3: In PyCharm Create a .py File
It should be under File, New, then click python file name it whatever. I named mine hi.
Step 4: Put Code Into File and Run
REPLACE USERNAME with the part in your email address before the @ and PASSWORD with your password
obj = imaplib.IMAP4_SSL('imap.gmail.com','993')
obj.select() unread = str(obj.search(None, 'UNSEEN'))
print(len(unread) - 13)
if (len(unread) - 13) > 0: webbrowser.open('http://gmail.com')
RUN the file by clicking run then the file name. If it fails go on to the next step. If not go to the step after the next step.
Step 5: Turn Down Security
Go to this page
then set access to less secure on
Step 6: Run It Again
This time run the script and there should be no errors
Step 7: Open Windows Task Scheduler
Search for windows task scheduler in the program search bar
Step 8: Create a Task
Follow these instructions here to create the task
Sorry I dont know how to expain this part.
Step 9: Done
Now every hour or whatever interval you set it at the program will run and open gmail if you have unread messages.
Here is a video of it in action.