NotifyMail, the automatic mail notification tool for the traditional Mac operating system as well as Mac OS X, has been updated to version 4.0.6. The update adds the following: an update from Help menu; automatic check for updates (controlled by a preference); the ability to download a new version from within the application; a NotifyMail Window (in “Extras” for Mac OS 8/9); and a Control Strip module (also in the “Extras” folder for Mac OS 8/9).
NotifyMail works in conjunction with your server to notify you immediately when new mail comes in. It’s not an active checker like your e-mail client (Eudora, Emailer, Mailsmith, Outlook Express, etc.), but a passive listener, listening for a cue from the server when new mail has arrived.
The Mac OS 8/9 version 4.0.6 is a 472 K download; the Mac OS X version of 4.0.6 is about 736 K. You can grab either or both at the
product Web site. NotifyMail is US$18 shareware.
Also, you should note that, under Mac OS X 10.0, there is a bug in the operating system that will only allow you to select the default sound for mail notification. Once Apple fixes this, you’ll able to select other sounds. And if you need to uninstall the Mac OS X version of NotifyMail, you should download the OS X Uninstaller tool (a 4k file).