|What's New in PopTray 2.1
With eleven months of beta testing PopTray 2.1 is now very stable
and many new features and enhancements have been added since
Some of the most significant changes are:
- Translated into Multiple Languages
With the help of many volunteers PopTray is now translated
into more than 20 languages. Translation is done by just
creating a text file than contains the translated phrases
found in blank.ptlang. Volunteers for new languages
are welcome to send me their translations, and it will be
added to the next version of PopTray.
- Specify E-Mail Program per Account
You can now assign a different e-mail client to each
- Specify POP3 port
Using the syntax "server:port" you can
now specify a different POP3 port. Mostly used for proxy
server access to your mail server.
- Preview Enhancements
New buttons on the Preview screen adds the following
- Print -
Prints the current previewed message to your default
- Reply -
Reply to the current message using your default e-mail
client. If the MAPI option is used, the original
message will be quoted in the reply.
- When the Safe Delete option is used you can
delete the message from the server directly from the
- New Options
The options tab now has a quick help button that will give
a short description of the option.
The following new options have been added:
- Quick Checking
- If your mail server supports the UIDL command, this
option will speed up checking by first looking if anything
changed on the server. If nothing changed, then it won't
download all the headers again.
- Balloon Notification
- On Windows 2000 / XP / ME a balloon hint will
pop-up to show when new mail arrives.
- User-defined Connection
TimeOut - For slow servers or slow connections,
you might want to increase the time to try connecting,
before give a connection error.
- MAPI instead of "mailto:"
- Simple Messaging Application Programming Interface
(MAPI) is a DLL supplied with some mail clients for
easy interfacing to the mail client. If your mail program
supports Simple MAPI, it will give PopTray more features
in communicating with your mail client. Advantages include
quoting the entire message body when replying from the
preview screen and sending attachments (by dropping
files on PopTray).
- Safe Delete
- Using the POP3 UIDL command (if supported by your
server), PopTray will first check the ID of the message
before deleting it. This ensures that it is still the
same message on the server, and that you don't delete
a different message by mistake.
- Rules Enhancements
The rules system has been changed as follows:
- NOT Contains
- You can now create rules that check that an area doesn't
contain the specified text.
- Specify Account
- Specify that a rule only checks a specific account,
or all accounts.
- New Messages Only
- Only apply the rule if it's the first time the message
- Important Messages
- Marking a message as important will display a different
icon in the message list, and a balloon (Windows
2000 / XP / ME) will pop-up when such a message
- Sample Sound Files included
To save you some time searching the Net for notification
sounds, or recording your own, PopTray now includes a few
WAV files for notification. Higher quality sound files can
also be downloaded from the PopTray web site. Thanks to
Nelinha for lending me her voice.
For more details about PopTray changes, see History.txt.
The Future of PopTray
For hints on where the development of PopTray is heading
in the future, regularly check the forums at http://forum.crause.co.za.