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Is there a free, pop3 email checker for Windows that behaves similar to Google's GMail Notifier? Minimize to Tray, and notification, double click to launch default email client?

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Doesn't your default e-mail client support this (through an add-on)? –  Tom Wijsman Aug 23 '11 at 20:06
    
I'm using Mail in Windows Live Essential... no, it's pretty basic. –  Henry Aug 24 '11 at 1:53

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I like Mailwasher. The free version only allows one email address but the paid pro version can have as many as needed.

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Wow, I totally forgot this gem, thank you. I think I used it like 10+ yrs ago –  Henry Aug 23 '11 at 22:01
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Its a keeper... –  Moab Aug 23 '11 at 23:28
    
oh, spoke too soon. It crashes too much on my Win 7 64-bit. –  Henry Sep 29 '11 at 22:02
    
I have no problems with it on my W7 64bit, version 6.5.4 though, I refuse to upgrade, it works too good. –  Moab Sep 29 '11 at 23:00

PopTray might be worth a look.

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
  • Multiple notfications (play sound, pop-up, etc)
  • Translated into 30+ languages
  • Complete Install / Uninstall

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I've used POP Peeper for a number of years and found it quite useful. The interface is somewhat dated (as is the company's website), but it works well. It supports a variety of account types, including POP, IMAP, and a variety of web-based e-mail systems (Hotmail, Yahoo, et al).

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