A lot of email is spam, fraudulent or full of viruses. Check yours before downloading messages PC
It’s a good idea to vet email messages for viruses, spam and other undesirable elements but doing so usually means first downloading them to your PC, potentially exposing it to harm and adding megabytes each month to your download quota.
A better way to vet email is to preview it while it’s still on the internet service provider’s servers, enabling you to delete unwanted mail directly from there without having to download it first.
Enter stage left PopTray. This clever little free program places a small envelope-like icon in the Notification Area, and can check a number of different email accounts for mail at five-minute intervals. In this manner you can see who email are from and even preview messages before deciding to download them.
In the Workshops section of Computeractive issue 258 we explain how to download and use PopTray. So, refer to the magazine and then click to be transferred to the download area of the PopTray software developer's website.
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