Editors' reviewThis free browser plug-in notifies you of freshly delivered e-mail messages as you surf the Web, though functionality problems mar its performance. Email Notifier rests on your IE browser and periodically checks both Web-based and POP3 e-mail accounts. The program was designed to play a sound when e-mails arrive, with the toolbar showing the number of new messages. Unlike similar apps, you'll also find a few welcome extras that include options to remove unused buttons from the toolbar, options to incorporate other system components such as program links, a built-in pop-up blocker, cookie and cache sweeper, a history cleaner for the toolbar as well as IE, and weather forecasts. It also lets you search via eBay, Dictionary.com, Shopping.com, and more, and we like that it can highlight searched terms on sites. Although most features worked fairly well, the cache sweeper froze the program during testing and, to our dismay, Email Notifier failed to connect to POP3 accounts. Also, it didn't play a sound and wasn't able to show the number of new e-mails when they arrived. Coupled with functionality problems and the fact that it works exclusively with Internet Explorer, most users will need to continue searching for a suitable application in this category.
The E-mail Notifier Toolbar is a useful and powerful IE add-on that gives you the ability to access your favorite e-mail accounts anywhere on the web and notifies you when you receive new e-mails. It contains the following popular e-mail services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or your personal POP3 accounts. You can add as many e-mail accounts as you want and manage them in an easy and convenient way. In addition the toolbar contains: Search tools + search in your Gmail account from the toolbar; Privacy button (optional) - allows you to delete the browser cache,cookies and history; Weather component (optional)- specify your location and get real time forecast information on the toolbar.
Reads out the abstract of each message in a natural-sounding, understandable voice. Supports unlimited POP3 accounts. Copy text from webpages, documents into clipboard and MailAssistant will read it for you. Works with any Internet/Intranet Email server. It can work behind any proxy/firewall (SOCKS) server. User-friendly option to change the animated character at run time. Option to use many other animated characters like Merlin, Genie, Peedy, Bill, and Dog.
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Version 4.5.123 is the first release of Email Notifier on CNET Download.com.