These utilities are primarily aimed at checking your mail accounts without requiring you to run the full Microsoft Outlook program. Some also provide automatic deletion of unwanted messages from the server, without downloading them first into your mail program.
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Monitors one or more Outlook folders, including Exchange public folders, for changes, then notifies you either either with a pop-up message or by sending you an email message. Filters allow you to watch for changes in only those items that meet your criteria. Enter code WD9BHK53 during checkout.
Client-based notification tool for Outlook folders, including Exchange Server public folders. Now supports Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. Freeware.
This free plugin will notify you every time an important email comes. You just enter some text, e.g. a name, email or some words from a subject or body, and the add-in alerts you once an e-mail containing that text arrives. The alert will come on top of all other open programs, so you will never miss it! The add-in can find a message in any Inbox folder, even if it gets to Junk, or is moved to some other folder by your Outlook rule. It works with Outlook 2003 - 2010 and Exchange servers.
When new e-mail arrives, Mail Alert will display a non-intrusive desktop alert containing essential information from the e-mail received, so you can avoid the constant shuffle between work and e-mail. Mail Alert can also alert you to an incoming e-mail by playing a sound, running a program or displaying an icon in the notification area (system tray).
Custom notifications -- including pager, sound and video -- from a system tray application. Supports automatic deletion of unwanted messages from the server.
Monitors mailboxes, Exchange Server Public Folders, POP, and IMAP4 accounts. Available in English, Russian and Italian; can be customized to local language. Now includes support for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption for POP3/IMP4 protocols. Version 4.5.
Messageware Plus Pack makes OWA resemble Outlook by seamlessly integrating essential features most requested by users familiar with Outlook, thereby enhancing usability and user productivity. Some key features include intuitive addressing from public folders and SharePoint lists, rolodex-style address book, roaming personal dictionaries, advanced searching and calendar views/reminders, and an interactive new mail notification that allows the user to see/read/reply/forward/delete new messages.
Provides a small display window in the corner of your screen that shows subject, sender, and a small portion of text of an incoming message. You can open, delete, reply to it, etc. or just ignore it, and the "auto-display" feature will hide the window after a little time passes.
The Outlook Email Notifier is a plugin for Microsoft Outlook 2010 that displays an icon in the system tray when new email arrives. Outlook 2010 already has this feature, but it does not work for IMAP email accounts. This plugin works with IMAP (and all the other account types). Free.
Microsoft Outlook Mobile Manager (OMM) can prioritize your messages and makes smart decisions about when to send email. OMM also sends calendar reminders, task reminders, and an Outlook Today style daily summary all to your wireless device. Requires Exchange server and Outlook 2003. Version 2.
Free gadget-like desktop and logon outlook unread mail for windows 7, windows 8 and windows vista including constant and popup views.
OWA Notify is a system tray Outlook mail icon for Outlook Web Access users. It checks your Exchange account for new mail via the WebDAV protocol. With OWANotify, you can monitor Exchange mail for multiple mailboxes, even residing on different servers. Works with NTLM or Forms Based Authentication.
Sample script to send notifications when a new item has been posted to a public folder.
Public Folder Watcher (PFW) is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook enabling support of notifications about changes in Exchange Public Folders and providing a status of unread email messages. It works similar to standard Outlook email notifications, but also has several additional features that may be useful for those who use Public Folders. The add-on is integrating into Microsoft Outlook and providing access to its settings through menu in Outlook.
Free Exchange store synchronous event sink to notify users when a new item is placed in an Exchange public folder. You'll need the Exchange Explorer utility from the Exchange SDK to register the sink.