Add AOL's 'you've got mail' alert to Gmail

The infamous AOL alert "you've got mail" is now available to alert you of new Gmail messages as a Chrome extension.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

One of the most infamous alerts for new e-mail, AOL's "you've got mail," is now available as a Chrome extension to alert you of new Gmail messages, as reported by Mashable.

Setup of the extension, aptly titled You've Got Mail, is all that lies between you and a trip down memory lane.

  1. Install the extension from the Chrome Web Store.

  2. Log in to your Gmail account. You can close the tab, or leave it open -- you'll be alerted either way.

  3. Sit back and wait for a new e-mail, or send yourself one to test it out.

  4. Take a trip down memory lane when you hear the old yet familiar alert.

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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