Update Feb, 7th 2014: Please read the update at the end of this post.
Since Digsby is now open source (https://github.com/tagged/digsby) I was able to have a look at the code and fix the problem they had with missing GMail notifications.
See these two threads on the support forum:
They have closed their forum so I am unable to post the fix there.
SOLUTION to fix Digsby
Below is the solution for whomever wants to have their Digsby working again with GMail:
1. Close and exit Digsby
2. Go the the Digsby installation folder the navigate to: lib/plugins/component_gmail
3. In this folder delete the file called gmail.pyo
4. From this website download this zip archive: gmail.pyo.zip. Unpack the file and you should have a new gmail.pyo to put it back where Digsby is installed in lib/plugins/component_gmail
5. Restart Digsby and Gmail notifications should be working again!
Use the comments sections or the contact page if you need further assistance with this.
Is this Safe?
This is a valid concern. Trusting code from “strangers” may not be a good idea…
If you are worried about password theft and what not, you can see here what changes I have done: Digsby Patch
Also, above there is the SHA1 hash of the ZIP with the patch. That is a sort of signature for the Archive. If your archive has has a different signature then it is NOT from me.
This fix is provided AS IS, no guarantees that it will work for everybody, so use it at your own risk. I’ve fixed it for me, and published the fix in case others enjoy Digsby as well.
Do You want to say Thanks?
Buy me a cup of tea 🙂
PS: I just want to say that I am very touched by the people that have donated. I did not even think to post a donate button until someone actually asked for it in the comments…
Update on February 7th, 2014 – The GMail notifications stopped working a few days ago.