Nicholas Skinner

Freelance website and web application developer

Archive for November, 2010

C# POP3 Specified Recipient Only Email Notifier

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

I recently had a client using Hotmail who was having difficulty keeping on top of email communications for certain recipients, but did not want to be bothered by notifications about every email.

After having a look for software already available that may be suitable for this task I could not quickly find anything, therefore I coded a C# application. It allows for specifying of a POP3 server (including SSL), username, password, check interval, and a list of “from” email addresses (1 per line) that will result in notifications. It can be added to the start up folder, and will automatically minimise to the task tray. It has a lot of room for improvement, but does get the job done. Source code is available however it uses the commercial Mail.dll component for connecting to POP3 accounts.

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