In this day and age, email addresses are like bank accounts – we’ve got more than one, and we need to keep an eye on them with varying degrees of regularity. As a sideline of webmaster and Hotmail (Live mail) email client getting heavier on resource needs all the time. Having a small tool to monitor my many email addresses without resorting to using my work Outlook being muddied by non work stuff and visa versa for my home mail client.
To help with this I’ve started using a brilliant little application called POP Peeper, it can watch webmail like Hotmail, GMail account as well as good old fashioned POP3, SMTP etc. Its easy to setup and then let it sit out of the way on the toolbar and flag up when something arrives in the mail box. You can then look at the email in this little lightweight tool.