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5/15/2009 - Quick Update: First, thanks to everyone who supplied a test account. I'm resuming development beginning this weekend. Stay tuned!
12/8/2008 - HELP!! I need Exchange 2007 test accounts. Anyone care to help? It's difficult to develop on what little free time
I have when the only 1 out of the 3 test accounts I have are working on a regular basis. I also develop with the Exch2k7 VHD, but a
real-world account with real-world latencies is more practical. Send me an email if you can help firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance!
6/7/2008 - I've started working on an Exchange 2007 version of OWANotify. I'm starting from scratch. My programming
skills have improved since I first wrote OWANotify back in 2005. Hopefully I'll be able to fit in all the features
I've been dreaming of! I may consider selling this for $10 a license. Unfortunately, it looks as if the copy protection
and/or activation code will be half of the entire project! Sheesh. Anyway, features first. I'll worry about copy protection and
11/9/2006 - There was a sudden increase of visitors today... So for you new visitors -- Welcome :)
All this new activity has given me a second wind to actually sit down and make some long overdue
updates to OWANotify: better proxy support, better OWA browser window detection, and also testing
to make sure OWANotify works with IE7 (I haven't installed IE7 yet).
For those of you that would like to contribute to the effort: I need test Exchange accounts... I only
have a few Exchange servers I can test OWANotify with and they're all Exchange 2003 accounts.
I'm also curious to know who uses my little freeware tool! I bet it would be an interesting
addition to the website too. So if you could help out by just emailing
me and telling me who you are, the name of your company, what your company does and how many people
at your company use OWANotify, heck -- even a link to your company (and a logo), I'll gather up a list and post
a page up here. I do believe a few folks up in Redmond are using OWANotify too!
-Thanks, Dean :)
Funds low? Don't
feel like donating? No problem. None of the advertisements at the
bottom of the page interest you?
least EMAIL ME to say thanks. :)
Last Update: Thursday, May 13th, 2006
- New Option! Specify the window
size of both the OWA mailbox and message windows
- If you have a high-resolution screen,
having the OWA mailbox window open in all its fullscreen glory
might be a bit excessive. Now you can specify what size
window you want OWANotify to use when viewing your OWA mailbox.
You can still leave it as 0 (default) to always have it open
- Added "Create New..." option to
the right-click menu - opens a window to compose a new message.
- Added "Last Unread" option to
the right-click menu - shows a popup of the last unread message.
- Fixed a bug with the initial release
of window size not sizing FBA login sessions. (oops!)
Head on over to the
Download page to get the latest version.
Next Scheduled Update:
Note 5/13/2006: Major development on OWANotify will be
winding down. In its
current form, I use it every day with 2 instances checking mail on
inboxes residing on different Exchange servers. I've finally
found a solution to appointment and task reminders. However, I
won't be adding it in to the current version (now versioned with
v1.yyyy.mm.dd) The next major
update (v2.yyyy.mm.dd) will be a total rewrite for .NET 2.0 -- I'll start this
sometime during the summer. This has been a totally freeware effort
since the first build in May 2005. I may consider charging $10
for version 2.0 and leave the v1 as freeware.
-Package OWANotify with an installer
-Add "Check for Updates" option
-Consider a new command line option -wc (Web Config). This will
allow OWANotify to download settings from an OWANotifyWebConfig
service installed on an IIS server. The config.xml file will
no longer need to reside on the client's machine, but instead be
stored safely and securely on a password-protected page controlled
by a network administrator. Upon specifying the -wc config,
OWANotify will pop up a username/password request to the user and
upon successful authentication, OWANotify will be passed all
necessary config.xml settings for that user. Suggestions and
- OWA Notify is a system tray Outlook mail icon for Outlook Web Access users
- Checks your Exchange account for new mail via the WebDAV protocol
- With OWANotify, you can monitor Exchange mail for multiple
mailboxes, even residing on different servers. (more
- Works with NTLM or Forms Based Authentication
- Upon initial connection, popup shows count of unread and total items
- Upon new mail arrival, popup shows From and Subject
- Click popup title to open OWA
- Click Subject to open the message directly
- Two buttons are also available on the popup - reply and
delete. Click accordingly.
- Double-click system tray icon to open OWA in a browser
window with clutter bars removed
- Right-Click context menu similar to Google's Gmail Notifier
- Can run multiple instances and specify custom config files
with: OWANotify -c k:\myconfig.xml
- A "Tag" feature allows you to tag the system tray icons so
you know which account is being monitored on mouseover.
- Popup options allow customization of popup speed and how
long it stays on screen.
- Freeware. Corporate branding available.
- So OWA users don't need to have an OWA
browser window always opened and logged in
- Because if OWA browser windows are closed,
notifications no longer come through
- So OWA users can monitor their mailbox by
simply glancing at a system tray icon
- Quick and Easy access to Outlook Web Access
- Because I Google'd until my eyes watered and
couldn't find something out there that did this