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PopTray - email notifier program

PopTray Website - PopTray Forum - Freeware

reviewed by Mindblower on 9 Nov 2005


Notes from Clif

Email notifier programs are sometimes the most conventient way to keep your POP3 mail up to date and cleaned out. Often times, a POP3 email account will not receive your attention until you happen to remember to check it. Finally, when you check it, you are overwhelmed by the amount of email in it. An email notifier lets you know when you've received mail within a few minutes of it arriving. Some of the notifiers will also allow you to take a peek at the mail and decide if you want to keep it or not. My friend Mindblower uses PopTray email notifier, and here's what he says about it.


Comments from Mindblower

This program works with any pop mail server, has plug-ins for hotmail, a screen server, plus much more. Believe it best to actually read the authors own words. www.poptray.org Personally using version 3.1 beta 7, an older version, since I'm sticking with what works for me. This program features an open source, so others can create (contribute) plug-ins. There is also a superb user forum. http://forum.poptray.org. Besides being free, this program gets constant updates and has a large international user following.




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PopTray started as a little POP3 mail checker I wrote, because I couldn't find a freeware program that had all the features I wanted. Since then, new features have been added by request. After years of refinement PopTray 3.0 has now become a full-featured, customizable, e-mail notifier, but keeping it's ease of use.


Main Features:

  • Unlimited number of Accounts
  • Show number of messages directly on the TrayIcon (rotating by account)
  • Quickly preview a message
  • Delete messages from the server without downloading them
  • Rules that identify a message according to your criteria, then does one of these actions:
    • Play different notification sound
    • Delete from the server
    • Run any EXE file
    • Mark as Spam
    • etc ...
  • Configurable Hot-keys/Mouse-Buttons/Command-Line options for most functions
  • Plug-in Support:
    • Protocol plug-ins (e.g. IMAP4, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.)
    • Notify plug-ins (e.g. Flashing scroll-lock light, ScreenSaver)
  • Spam management using rules and white/black lists
  • Mulitple notfications (play sound, pop-up, etc)
  • Translated into 30+ languages
  • Complete Install / Uninstall
  • Many More ...

All this for FREE and Open-Source !