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Author Topic: new email notifier that only reports specific emails with popup and sound?  (Read 3426 times)

brotherS

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Hi,

over the years I tried quite a few email notifiers (and currently I don't use any because I get so many emails). Now I'm looking for one that only reports specific emails (for example if the sender's name matches a specific string - I like Gmail's filter rules!). Is there something like that out there, in a perfect world with support for sticky popup* and sound notifications?

Freeware/shareware if possible, if it's really good I'm willing to buy it too.

*Like in Google calendar after you activate the Gentle Reminders (Settings -> Labs). They pop up, but do NOT take focus (they don't interrupt your workflow, they pop up - gently - in the right buttom corner of your screen).

brotherS

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I just had an idea... since there seems to be no such program (I couldn't find one and you guys don't seem to know one), I might just create a forwarding filter (for my most important emails) and forward them to a new Gmail account. For that new account I'd then set up a notifier - http://www.gmailnotifier.com/ or one of the other 841 free ones. 8)

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I settled on Scott's Gmail Alert (http://ga.graphicport.net/), which is donationware ($3 only). It got 4.5 (out of 5) stars (with 33 votes) over at http://fileforum.bet...l-Alert/1248759828/1 (click for reviews).

It supports Gmail's labels, so I set it up to notify me of emails with my most important label. The idea from my previous post is not needed. Perfect!  :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: August 04, 2010, 03:35:34 AM by brotherS »

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Hi,

It's good that email notifiers are available in the market but is has to be more efficient and should cost less so that many can buy the software.
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Hi,

It's good that email notifiers are available in the market but is has to be more efficient and should cost less so that many can buy the software.
:)
I can't help it, your reply sounds like coming from a spam-bot... (I was surprised not to find a link to online gambling / cheap drugs / a casino / etc.)  8)

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I think Poppy can do what you want - I haven't tried it, but the features list looks right.  Freeware with donation encouraged.
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Poppy for Windows
Current version is 5.9.1

    * Checks multiple POP3 accounts for new mail.
    * Uses the taskbar icon to indicate that mail is waiting.
    * A configurable interval between checks of the POP3 account.
    * A a convenient popup menu to reach all functions and configuration.
    * Play a sound when new mail has arrived on any account.
    * Play a different sound for each account.
    * Execute an external program when new mail has arrived.
    * Show a non-interfering popup window when new mail has arrived.
    * Automatically hide the popup window, without user intervention.
    * Always notify or only when new mail has arrived.
    * Always notify or only when mail from a friend has arrived.
    * Dialog to display 'From' address and subject of each message.
    * View the headers of an e-mail message.
    * Preview the source of an e-mail message.
    * Delete e-mail messages from POP3 servers.
    * Select and/or unselect messages based on selection rules.
    * Only notify based on the selection rules.
    * Check e-mail headers against an anti-SPAM DNS blacklist.
    * Option to automatically delete SPAM messages
    * It is small and easy to use.
    * Support for POP3 servers that use SSL (like GMail).

This program is freeware, but please consider making a donation to support future development.
        
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Thanks, that sounds interesting! I'll play around with the current one (see above) for one or two more weeks, then I'll give Poppy a try too.

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Hello,

I think PopMan http://www.ch-software.de/popman/ can be usefull for you

It can't do exactly only reports specific emails (for example if the sender's name matches a specific string). But it can put group of accounts in tabs, and many other things.

Csavie.