The Amazing Mail Checker Help


The Amazing Mail Checker Let's you check all your mail accounts from the system tray automatically for free!!! The Amazing Mail Checker is a small free utility that runs in your system tray (the area next to the clock on your computer. With just a few configuration settings, The Amazing Mail Checker will automatically check your mail as often as you like. When you've got new mail you'll be notified which accounts, how many messages per account, and the size of all the messages available for download. You can choose to see a popup windows, or just see the flashing icon. You can also choose which mail application The Amazing Mail Checker will open.

Easy as pie! Now you don't have to open your mail program until you have mail! Download it now! It's small, it's simple and best of all, it's free!


The Amazing Mail Checker is Amazingly simple to setup. Simply start the program by clicking on the Amazing Mail Checker icon, and select the Add button to add a new pop3 mail account to the list. The information is simply:

  • A name that you can use to recognize the account
  • The mail server that you connect to to retrieve your mail
  • The Account name that you use to retrieve your mail
  • The password you use to retrieve your mail

Most of the time, the server name and account name can be determined by your email address. Email addresses are usually formulated like this accountname@servername.tld - Where accountname is the account name, servername is the pop3 server you check for mail and tld is a top-level domain such as .com, .net or .org.

Once you have added all the accounts, be sure to stop by the options dialog by pushing the options button. Here, you can set the amount of time that you want to elapse before The Amazing Mail Checker checks your accounts for mail. For instance, if it's set to 30 (the default), The Amazing Mail Checker will check mail every 30 minutes. You may type the value, use the up/down arrows, or drag the middle bar of the up/down button to set the value.

You can choose to be notified of new mail by having a window popup (the most obvious way) or to just have the tray icon flash either yellow or red (the most unobtrusive option).

You can also specify if you want The Amazing Mail Checker to total all messages on the server, or only new messages since the last notification. If you're like me, and you check your mail all day long, but actually *download* your mail at night when you get home, the 'only new messages' option will most likely be best for you.

Finally, you can specify the mail program that you use to download your messages. By default, the path for Outlook Express is specified, only because I'm biased. If you are biased towards a different/better email program, just click the '...' browse button and find that program there.

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