Mail Beacon, the online e-mail client and mail checker from
Bains Software, has been updated to version 1.5. Among several enhancements, the most notable is that this release is Carbonized and runs natively on Mac OS X.
Mail Beacon, developed with the REALbasic environment from
Real Software, alerts you when new messages arrive and/or when messages are deleted in an unlimited number of accounts. It can also filter e-mail without downloading it, and acts as an online email client. Both POP3 and IMAP are supported. You can read, delete and filter mail, all without downloading a single message to your disk. Plus, you can also reply/forward/redirect messages.
“Basically, Mail Beacon notifies you of incoming mail, and allows you to eliminate spam and quickly reply to important messages, before downloading wanted messages to disk in your traditional email client,” said Navdeep Bains of Bains Software.
Besides being Carbonized, in version 1.5, message counts in the main window are now bolded when new messages are available in the corresponding account; sent messages can now be saved to disk; the Browse and List windows now indicate a message’s reply/forward/redirect status; and the “Scan for URLs” feature now identifies e-mail addresses as well.
In Mail Beacon 1.5, clicking on an e-mail address will open a “New Message” window. The latest version also adds SMTP Auth. support, and you can now mark messages, so you can remember to look at them later.
Mail Beacon is shareware and costs US$10. A 30-day trial version is available. The latest Carbonized version is ready now for download, as is another version for the traditional Macintosh operating system.