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Author Topic: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier  (Read 5938 times)

Josh

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Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« on: March 24, 2012, 05:42:25 PM »
OK, this is probably already covered on the forums, but I did not find a topic. What is a good email checker/notifier for Windows that supports multiple accounts, IMAP IDLE (Push mail), IMAP folders, and gmail? Was looking at pop peeper, but they want extra for the ability to look at items sent through the program (WTF?!?!).

I also checked tech support alert but could not find a listing of various programs.

Thoughts?

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 05:14:38 PM »
Not sure about these - found the references in an old usenet posting I'd saved:

  • PopTray
        * 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:
              o Play different notification sound
              o Delete from the server
              o Run any EXE file
              o Mark as Spam
              o etc ...
        * Configurable Hot-keys/Mouse-Buttons/Command-Line options for most functions
        * Plug-in Support:
              o Protocol plug-ins (e.g. IMAP4, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.)
              o 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 !
     
  • CheckP3
    Does't specifically mention Gmail.
     

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 06:53:24 PM »
Pop Peeper is the hands-down winner in this category - www.poppeeper.com

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 11:21:10 PM »
Try webmail notifier, an excellent Firefox add-on. FF can run in the background and you still get notified.

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 05:31:05 PM »
http://www.poptray.org.  Hasn't been updated apparently since September, 2006 but functions well anyway, is free and checks GMAIL accounts.
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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 05:47:04 PM »
IIUC, Josh is already aware of the following, but FWIW, there's a Unicode-aware version of PopTray in the works:

  http://sourceforge.n...t/projects/poptrayu/

PoptrayU is quite young though...I think Josh said it crashed in his testing.

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 06:41:07 AM »
I really like GMail Notifier Pro. It's standalone so you don't need your browser running, and also has a portable version. And it isn't just limited to GMail.

Unlike others I've tried, when you use it to compose/send, then the message appears in your Gmail Sent Mail. It also works well as a default mail handler in W7, as well as linking to your Google Calendar with pop-up reminders.

The free version only lets you monitor two email addresses but the license is only 13 US dollars, and it's easy enough to monitor more accounts anyway, if you just have all your other email addresses forward their received mails straight to your Gmail.

The only issue I've had, is that it doesn't seem to work with Yahoo, but that's only because YMail doesn't allow IMAP with their free account. Or something like that... I didn't spend much time on it to be honest so there might even be a work-around. Correct me if I'm wrong there anybody.

It will add a few seconds to your boot time, but I like it enough not to mind that.

Also it's very very easy to set-up and configure ... no messing around with server addresses, ports, or anything ... just give it the email address and the password and that's it.

Lastly the developer seems very helpful... I asked for a (completely pointless) Sent Mail Confirmation pop-up ... "Your Mail Has Been Sent" kind of thing, and that was added to a new version within a couple of weeks I think.

And, I agree with ppass... WebMail Notifier is also great if you have Firefox running all the time.

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 02:56:11 PM »
Anyone got a recommendation (for gmail in particular) for 2015?

(email checker/notifier with IMAP)
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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 03:15:26 PM »
Try webmail notifier, an excellent Firefox add-on. FF can run in the background and you still get notified.

this is now called X-notifier
https://addons.mozil...notifier/?src=search

Reviews of recent versions are mixed.
Tom

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 10:22:57 PM »
I have used, since the start of this thread, and lived by http://www.gmailnotifier.se/

Worth the small price of a license! Very responsive author as well (12.95 currently)!

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Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2015, 04:06:36 AM »
I have used, since the start of this thread, and lived by http://www.gmailnotifier.se/

Worth the small price of a license! Very responsive author as well (12.95 currently)!

thanks Josh :up:
ah, I see that's the Gmail Notifier Pro mentioned above
Tom