Magic Mail Monitor 2.94 Beta 18 for Windows

by Igor Green

Avg. Rating 4.3 (35 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 10,824
Publisher Igor Green
Homepage Magic Mail Monitor

Publisher's Description

Magic Mail Monitor is a POP3 mail monitor with multiple accounts support. It sits silently in your system tray and notifies you about new messages in one of your mailboxes. Then you can preview messages and delete unwanted mail in order to avoid spam and viruses.

Latest Reviews

guti

guti reviewed v2.94 Beta 17 on Oct 2, 2007

Used to be good, but nowadays I prefer nPOPUK.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Apr 23, 2007

status:
Last version: 2.94b16, April 21, 2007: http://downloads.sourcef...188492&big_mirror=0

Recent changes:

Optional settings storage in ini file - create magic.ini file to activate it;
Protected messages could not be deleted;
New filter actions: protect and friend-like;
Optional protection of messages from friends;
Message viewer can be selected;
"Jump to end" option for header view;

Improvements
Most important changes, made since last official version 2.9:

Filters!
Friends list
read/unread logic
Multilanguage interface
Ability to download just first N KB of message for preview
Ability to display raw headers in Mail properties
Support for KOI8 and UTF8 encodings

Other languages
MMM supports multiple language interface. Check out available dictionaries here. Or create your own translation!

NotSoSkilledUser

NotSoSkilledUser reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 7, 2007

I've been using M.M.M. with FreePOPS (http://www.freepops.org/) for many years to monitor all my pop3, gmail and hotmail accounts. M.M.M. beta 14 and 15 keep crashing while doing that, so I'll stick with beta 13 which works like a breeze!

robin_v

robin_v reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 7, 2007

This version works well now but I don't notice any difference between it and beta 13. The filter function works fine now.

minasinahanmetehe

minasinahanmetehe reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 7, 2007

I have used this in several machines over the last 4 or so years. Works fine, easy to set up and easy to use.

oomingmak

oomingmak reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 6, 2007

Why does every single developer who makes a mail monitor program insist on putting an icon in your system tray when you *DON'T* have any new mail?

For years now I've been looking for a mail notifcation program that behaves in the same way as Outlook (i.e. no email = NO icon, new email = display an icon) so that I can be notified of mail without having to leave my email client open. But I have never found such a program (desite trying out dozens of mail notifcation programs over the years).

I know that most software writers have a "tray icon fetish" and will find the lamest excuses to put an icon in the tray (just to show off that they've figured out the necessary hooks to implement this), but system tray abuse is getting quite ridiculous now.

Plus, more and more mail "monitor" programs are evolving into poor email clients. There is a total lack of development of options / customisation for the notification itself (thereby ignoring the whole point of the program) and instead they add more and more email client type features; like full HTML message reading, editing and reply etc.

I don't want to read, edit or reply to my email from the notifier (that's what I have an email client for) I just want it to nofity me (and give me a LOT of choice about how the notifcation is done - i.e. user chosen tray icon, whether to pop up a 'toast', user chosen sounds etc.).

On the upside, this program has paid some attention to the interface and it looks a whole lot better than many other programs I've seen on SourceForge.

Tearom

Tearom reviewed v2.94 Beta 14 on Dec 27, 2006

Not a bad program, but with the rare updates and current bugs, I would recommend you try PopPeeper ( http://fileforum.betanew...POP_Peeper/1040166580/1 ). It is frequently updates, light, and has all features you may need for a program of this type.

robin_v

robin_v reviewed v2.94 Beta 13 on Apr 11, 2006

I have been using Magic for a while now and it suits my needs perfectly. I used to have Mailwasher Pro but that got to be too "bulkey" after a while. Most of these spammers change e-mail address every day anyway so one hardly needs the overhead of checking thousands of blacklisted names which no longer exist. The human mind is still superior to the computer. It's simple and it works. Great program.

daze

daze reviewed v2.94 Beta 11 on May 26, 2005

this is the program i use for checking my email. however, there are a few bugs that have yet to be fixed, and the program updates are very, very rare...

adasmus

adasmus reviewed v2.94 Beta 10 on Jun 15, 2004

Good program

Avg. Rating 4.3 (35 votes)
Your Rating
guti

guti reviewed v2.94 Beta 17 on Oct 2, 2007

Used to be good, but nowadays I prefer nPOPUK.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Apr 23, 2007

status:
Last version: 2.94b16, April 21, 2007: http://downloads.sourcef...188492&big_mirror=0

Recent changes:

Optional settings storage in ini file - create magic.ini file to activate it;
Protected messages could not be deleted;
New filter actions: protect and friend-like;
Optional protection of messages from friends;
Message viewer can be selected;
"Jump to end" option for header view;

Improvements
Most important changes, made since last official version 2.9:

Filters!
Friends list
read/unread logic
Multilanguage interface
Ability to download just first N KB of message for preview
Ability to display raw headers in Mail properties
Support for KOI8 and UTF8 encodings

Other languages
MMM supports multiple language interface. Check out available dictionaries here. Or create your own translation!

NotSoSkilledUser

NotSoSkilledUser reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 7, 2007

I've been using M.M.M. with FreePOPS (http://www.freepops.org/) for many years to monitor all my pop3, gmail and hotmail accounts. M.M.M. beta 14 and 15 keep crashing while doing that, so I'll stick with beta 13 which works like a breeze!

robin_v

robin_v reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 7, 2007

This version works well now but I don't notice any difference between it and beta 13. The filter function works fine now.

minasinahanmetehe

minasinahanmetehe reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 7, 2007

I have used this in several machines over the last 4 or so years. Works fine, easy to set up and easy to use.

oomingmak

oomingmak reviewed v2.94 Beta 15 on Jan 6, 2007

Why does every single developer who makes a mail monitor program insist on putting an icon in your system tray when you *DON'T* have any new mail?

For years now I've been looking for a mail notifcation program that behaves in the same way as Outlook (i.e. no email = NO icon, new email = display an icon) so that I can be notified of mail without having to leave my email client open. But I have never found such a program (desite trying out dozens of mail notifcation programs over the years).

I know that most software writers have a "tray icon fetish" and will find the lamest excuses to put an icon in the tray (just to show off that they've figured out the necessary hooks to implement this), but system tray abuse is getting quite ridiculous now.

Plus, more and more mail "monitor" programs are evolving into poor email clients. There is a total lack of development of options / customisation for the notification itself (thereby ignoring the whole point of the program) and instead they add more and more email client type features; like full HTML message reading, editing and reply etc.

I don't want to read, edit or reply to my email from the notifier (that's what I have an email client for) I just want it to nofity me (and give me a LOT of choice about how the notifcation is done - i.e. user chosen tray icon, whether to pop up a 'toast', user chosen sounds etc.).

On the upside, this program has paid some attention to the interface and it looks a whole lot better than many other programs I've seen on SourceForge.

Tearom

Tearom reviewed v2.94 Beta 14 on Dec 27, 2006

Not a bad program, but with the rare updates and current bugs, I would recommend you try PopPeeper ( http://fileforum.betanew...POP_Peeper/1040166580/1 ). It is frequently updates, light, and has all features you may need for a program of this type.

robin_v

robin_v reviewed v2.94 Beta 13 on Apr 11, 2006

I have been using Magic for a while now and it suits my needs perfectly. I used to have Mailwasher Pro but that got to be too "bulkey" after a while. Most of these spammers change e-mail address every day anyway so one hardly needs the overhead of checking thousands of blacklisted names which no longer exist. The human mind is still superior to the computer. It's simple and it works. Great program.

daze

daze reviewed v2.94 Beta 11 on May 26, 2005

this is the program i use for checking my email. however, there are a few bugs that have yet to be fixed, and the program updates are very, very rare...

adasmus

adasmus reviewed v2.94 Beta 10 on Jun 15, 2004

Good program

Arnvid

Arnvid reviewed v2.94 Beta 10 on Apr 5, 2004

Discovered this tool while it was new, many years ago. It was always on the "test-list" of email tools that was evaluated, but a year ago – after it’s latest development, it became the default mail checker. Still I wish for some few tweaks, small but still it would save a LOT of work with all the Spam out there. Using a list where nearly all mail that’s not defined as "friends" automatically are listed as "Spam", so all real mail must be added to "friends" – and in addition same mail must be unchecked as "Spam". My suggestion would be to make the "add to friend" function automatically unmark the sender as "Spam" – then this tool would grow even better. So far it don’t look like the author have any other intentions than to make MagicMail even better, and a five star marking from me as it’s per today!

robin_v

robin_v reviewed v2.94 Beta 6 on May 21, 2003

This is a very pleasant little utility with very few bugs. It's quite nice to be able to sift through incoming mail whilst it's still on the server. Whilst it can be quite satisfying with automatic spam sorting, one can never be absolutely certain that something important inadvertantly gets deleted.
The main bug that I have discovered so far is that it cannot detect that it's already running under Windows and starts a new process. That's easily fixed.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v2.94 Beta 6 on May 21, 2003

Style XP is fast and uses less memory ,, I second to Qlib for what he wrote. I wish they can modify Microsoft engine so they can skin menus and other GUI's like windowblind, only then they would make windowblind out of business as for now if you have fast graphic card and like more fancy GUI go for window blind,, I will rate it 4 since it lacks the skinning ability of windowblind..

NotSoSkilledUser

NotSoSkilledUser reviewed v2.94 Beta 6 on May 20, 2003

Wow! This tiny piece of sw is growing better and better! Try it - you will stick with it!

Moparx

Moparx reviewed v2.94 Beta 4 on Mar 13, 2003

i've been using this application for a while now... and i love it :D

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