Howard Email Notifier

Howard Email Notifier

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.12
  • Total Downloads:
    3,410
  • Date Added:
    August 13, 2013
  • File Size:
    2.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    76
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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  • 5 stars

    "At last! A webmail notifier that works"

    June 28, 2014   |   By howardferns

    Version: Howard Email Notifier 1.12

    Pros

    Been waiting for something like this for years! Unlike POP3 ones I've used in the past that were also not very satisfactory, it's very simple to set up. Choose from a few options (right-cick on the tray icon), enter your email address and password, and that's it. When you receive new mail a red circle & the number appears on the tray icon, also a brief popup shows the sender/s and subject/s. The red circle only stays a couple of minutes but after it is gone the information shows if you hover your cursor over the icon. The details remain until you have read the email/s & to do this a simple click on the tray icon opens your email screen. An additional advantage of this is that you can delete any other shortcut you may have & use the tray icon instead. Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection whatsoever, personal or commercial, with the German developer, & it is 100% pure coincidence that I have the same name as the software (though that is something of a bonus for me!).

    Cons

    None at all.

    Summary



    Updated on Jul 28, 2014

    Other things that delight me about this freeware:
    It even notifies of new mail under my name on the login screen on a shared computer I use.
    Unlike all previous notifiers I have used, this one does not annoyingly notify you every time you SEND a message.

    Updated on Sep 11, 2014

    Broken. Not working since 9 September 2014. No response from developer. Hopefully it might get fixed, because it was the best notifier ever.

    Updated on Sep 25, 2014

    As of today it is fixed and working again. It seems the problem was solely related to Zoho Mail and due to some sort of a change they made. In the developer's words, the software tried to check for emails on Zoho, but it was unsuccessful because the response from Zoho was not what the software expected. All praise to SZ for his excellent one-to-one support.

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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing +++++"

    June 23, 2014   |   By Izkall

    Version: Howard Email Notifier 1.12

    Pros

    Does exactly what I've been looking for over the last 2-3 years when msn got outdated. It launches automatically on windows startup so no need to mess around with it. And the setup was extremely fast and easy. And it's just hidden down in the taskbar, not bothering you in any way. Skype still hasn't implemented something for their hotmail/outlook users, so I'll gladly continue use this notifier.

    Cons

    No no, nothing I can think of.

    Summary

    Recommend this to anyone. Can't tell about the "delay" some people seem to mention. But for me it shouldn't matter anyway if the noficiation isn't received instantly.

    I haven't found a similiar software in previous attempts. They are always not working. I didn't believe this was going to work either but to my positive surprise it did.

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  • 3 stars

    "Better than nothing"

    July 25, 2013   |   By danny6100

    Version: Howard Email Notifier 1.10

    Pros

    It notifies emails in.

    Cons

    Slow notifications. I can read an email and delete it before the notification.

    Summary

    Could be faster.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome program"

    July 13, 2013   |   By Mtl_guy

    Version: Howard Email Notifier 1.10

    Pros

    -Very easy to use
    -Changes colors and shows the number of emails on the icon when a new email is received
    -Excellent alternative email notifier since MSN Messenger has been phased out
    -Very happy that this excellent sofware is free
    -Kudos to the software developer!

    Cons

    Everything is working great and did not see any glitches as of yet.

    Summary

    Just awesome...go ahead and download it , you won't be dissapointed!

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  • 4 stars

    "A good Notifier if you used the old Windows Live."

    June 04, 2013   |   By waynes470

    Version: Howard Email Notifier 1.08

    Pros

    Handy if you're on another Web site and was expecting an important Email.

    Cons

    None really,slight time lag from when Email arrives in your inbox to when you get notified.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great replacement for Messenger email notification"

    May 11, 2013   |   By britterdam

    Version: Howard 1.0.5

    Pros

    Works "out of the box"

    Cons

    None I have found

    Summary

    Great little program to replace what was the most useful feature of Windows Live Messenger that Skype does not provide an alternative for!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, I love it!"

    May 09, 2013   |   By Alioke

    Version: Howard 1.0.5

    Pros

    I installed and tested several times and I was surprised to see how good this little program is. I was so frustrated because since Windows Live Messenger merged with Skype I lost all my custom features. The email alerts was the one I missed the most and lots of people are complaining about it.

    I am using it for my Hotmail account and works just fine. I also had the choice to customize the sound I want it for the notification. I love that. An icon in your task-bar change from blue to red when you get an email and if you move your mouse over the icon you will see what is the email subject and sender info, also how many more emails are unread.
    Once you read the new emails the color change again.

    Thanks The SZ Development for creating Howard and for having it available for free. I hope that does not change.

    I can't wait to recommend and share this with the many people that were requesting this feature.

    Cons

    None, I didn't find any cons.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.12
    Version 1.12 includes Logitech LCD keyboard support and more languages.
    General
    Publisher The SZ Development
    Publisher web site http://run.to/sz
    Release Date August 12, 2013
    Date Added August 13, 2013
    Version 1.12
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory E-mail Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.85MB
    File Name HowardSetup.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,410
    Downloads Last Week 76
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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