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POP Peeper 3.4 - Mail Checker

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POP Peeper - Mail Checker

POP Peeper - Mail Checker

Heinz Tschabitscher

The Bottom Line

POP Peeper is a nice new mail announcer and smart tool for browsing and quickly deleting mail in a POP, IMAP, Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail account.


  • POP Peeper supports POP, IMAP, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail and Mail.com email accounts
  • Lets you preview and delete mail before you download it in your main email client
  • POP Peeper notifies you of new messages unobtrusively


  • POP Peeper lacks filters to sort out spam and announce special mail specially
  • POP Peeper's announcement window and some interface elements could need a makeover


  • POP Peeper checks multiple POP, IMAP, Yahoo!, Hotmail and other web-based accounts periodically.
  • New mail is announced via the POP Peeper tray icon, sound, pop-up and the scroll lock LED.
  • You can preview messages (with support for HTML and full source view) in POP Peeper and delete them, too.
  • POP Peeper makes setup easy by importing account data from your email client.
  • Using a simple editor, you can send quick messages and replies directly from POP Peeper.
  • POP Peeper and all settings can be kept on a removable medium for portability.
  • POP Peeper supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP/Vista.

Guide Review - POP Peeper 3.4 - Mail Checker

If you have a Hotmail account, and a Yahoo! Mail account, and a few POP or IMAP email accounts of course, and maybe other web-based accounts, too, it's not always easy to keep track of new mail in all of them — unless you use a tool like POP Peeper.

Not only does POP Peeper check for new messages in all of these accounts periodically and announce it, you can also browse and delete the new messages easily right in POP Peeper, before you have to download them in your main email client.

The message viewer in POP Peeper supports HTML rendering, but you can also make it show you secure and safe plain text only. Taking a look at the file extension of attachments, POP Peeper can even warn you of potential viruses. I wouldn't feel secure if POP Peeper doesn't bark at an email, though.

Using a simple editor that still has all the essential features, you can compose and send quick messages and replies right from POP Peeper.

It's a pity that POP Peeper cannot apply either simple filters to announce certain messages in a special way or sophisticated filters to sort out spam automatically. A face-lift for POP Peeper's system tray icon and new mail pop-up window would be nice, too.

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