One of the applications that cannot be missing on our computer is an application to manage our email. So that we do not have to check our account frequently to check if we have received a new email, we can use an application such as POP Peeper, which runs in the background in the Windows taskbar, and will be in charge of activating by means of a sound and an icon every time we receive a new email.
POP Peeper, show notifications and manage emails
Pop Peeper is a small tool that acts as an email notifier and client. It runs in the background from the Windows taskbar and will notify us every time we receive a new email message in any of our accounts. It has several notification options available, such as configurable sound alerts for each account, customizable pop-up notifier, voice notification, among others.
We can also use this application to send emails. Features include spell checker and address book for frequently used contacts. In addition, it allows viewing messages using HTML, or through rich or plain text. There will be no lack of security measures such as SSL / TLS and OAuth2 (Outlook, Yahoo, Gmail).
- Sound notifications: customizable and unique sounds for each account.
- Icon notifications that appear in the system tray, showing the color and number of new messages received in each account.
- Scroll Lock or Flashing Numeric Lock LED.
- Pop-up window to show which account we have received an email.
- BallonTip function, which is responsible for displaying the subject and the sender of the last received email message.
- It allows you to automatically open POP Peeper or log in with our email manager when you receive a new email.
POP Peeper performs its work from the system bar
Once we start the application, its main menu appears, reminding us of any other email manager. Every time we close or minimize the application, it will be automatically hosted in the Windows taskbar, from where we will receive notifications and we will be able to open it whenever we need it.
To start using it we must proceed to add all the email accounts we need. For this we go to the toolbar at the top and select the option “Accounts”. Here we click on the “Add” button. Then we can choose between “Import account from another email client” such as Outlook Express, Netscape or Live Mail or “Create a new account”. When creating a new account we can use compatible servers such as POP3, IMAP, Hotmail, Yahoo, among others.
Next, we must enter our email. Subsequently, we must write the type of server both input and output, which if recognized will appear by default, so we continue. In the next window we choose the name, we put the password and it also allows us to select a color to differentiate them from others. We click “Finish” and the account will be created and it will start downloading the emails that we have stored.
The application has problems when synchronizing Gmail accounts
It should be noted that we have had problems configuring Gmail accounts. When trying to connect, Gmail prohibits access to the application as it is considered unsafe, as it does not meet its security standards. With GMX accounts we have also had some problem, since we have to have the POP3 / IMAP / SMTP protocols enabled to be able to carry out the synchronization.
When we already have our account well configured, we can download all the messages that we have in it. To do this, right-click on the account and select «Check email». Once the download is finished, a notification will appear in the lower right. In the same way, a notification will appear each time we receive a new email.
Once all our mail is downloaded, we can use the “Messages” tab to enable filters on messages, as well as hide read messages, hide seen messages, hide hidden messages and add filters to the message list. Through this filter we can choose whether we want to show everything, show spam and unknown or hide them.
How to Download POP Peeper
POP Peeper is an application that has a free version for personal use that we can download from its website for Windows 2000 or later. Download and installation are quick and easy. They also do not attempt to sneak any additional software into us during installation. The latest version available is v4.5.3 which dates from August 25, 2019.
It also has a paid Pro version that costs $ 29.95. This version has additional functions such as corrector, profile photo, move messages, viewer of sent mail, access remote folders, notification and possibility for commercial use. Additionally you can also buy packages with plugins. The Pro edition has a 30-day trial period. Once it has elapsed, if you do not want to make the payment, it will automatically be used as a free option, losing its corresponding functions.
Alternatives to POP Peeper
If we are looking for an email client from which to manage all our email accounts and POP Peeper does not convince you, you can choose some of these alternatives:
If we are looking for an email client from which to manage all our email accounts and POP Peeper does not convince you, you can choose some of these alternatives.
It is a clean, clear and adapted email client for all types of users. It has the basic functions so that it can be used by all kinds of users and can be controlled using keyboard shortcuts. If you want to download Mailbird, you can download a free trial version from its website. You can purchase the application for 1.21 euros per month or 32.5 euros in a single payment.
This application works as an email manager compatible with all kinds of clients such as Gmail, Gmx or Yahoo. It also has a spell checker that we can use before sending any email. It is a very fast manager and consumes very few resources. The best thing is that Mailspring is free and we can download it from its official website.