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Active Email Monitor 2.F - Mail Checker

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Active Email Monitor - Mail Checker

Active Email Monitor - Mail Checker

Heinz Tschabitscher

The Bottom Line

Simple as a mail checker, Active Email Monitor includes nice anti-spam and antivirus filtering options.


  • Active Email Monitor has handy filters
  • Simple and easy to use


  • Active Email Monitor supports POP accounts only
  • Filters could be more flexible


  • Check multiple POP accounts for new mail periodically with Active Email Monitor.
  • New mail notification via system tray icon, sound and pop-up window.
  • Active Email Monitor lets you preview messages and attachments.
  • Anti-spam filters include a blacklist of senders and detection of mail not sent directly to you.
  • Custom filters based on header lines or message size are also possible in Active Email Monitor.
  • Includes antivirus filters, which can be updated from the Net.
  • Active Email Monitor supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP.

Guide Review - Active Email Monitor 2.F - Mail Checker

Active Email Monitor can alert you of new mail via its try icon and with sound, but Active Email Monitor is more than a simple mail checker.

Active Email Monitor is a simple anti-spam (and antivirus) tool, too. Its filtering methods are limited (you can look for specific header values), but you can set up a filter easily that identifies all mail not addressed to you (or a mailing list) as spam.

This works great, and Active Email Monitor also promises to protect against email worms and viruses. You can set up a filter that offers immediate deletion of big messages, for example.

Unfortunately, Active Email Monitor only works with POP accounts.

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