MailBell is a utility that lives in your system tray and checks email periodically. You can check multiple accounts and works on LAN's and permanent Internet connections as well as with dial-up networking. When new mail arrives the program can automatically start your mail reader, play a sound and/or display an unobstrusive notification window from which yon can start your mail reader if you like. It can be configured to handle different types of email in different ways, eg. to suppress the sound for spam mail. It also displays the number of available messages in the system tray icon.