Originally Posted by resetreset
Oh come on! I wanna try something really cool for the New Year!
(too many *15* yr. olds getting into web dev. , gotta keep my reputation intact, y'know?
You don't write a mail server that runs a in a web browser because the idea is absurd. I wouldn't like to say that it is technically impossible to do so, but it wouldn't make any sense at all to even consider trying and it would be very, very, very (add in as many more 'very' as you have breath for) complicated.
What Gmail does to notify you of new email has nothing to do with what a mail client such as Thunderbird or Evolution would have to do.