PrivacyHarbor Beacon: A Simple Test Run

October 8, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

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As a follow-up on my post about PrivacyHarbor’s Beacon Desktop Notifier, I was able to test run the desk top in full blast and let me show you the screenshots I’ve taken while using it so you know what to expect.

First, when you visit the site, there’s the newly added downloads option within the services tab where you can download the desktop software.

However, after trying to download the software a couple of times, it was not working but instead it gave me an error like the one below:

PrivacyHarbor Beacon is not a valid Win32 Application

PrivacyHarbor Beacon is not a valid Win32 Application

I decided to just log-in to my account instead and like I said on my earlier post, a message popped-up into my screen inviting me download the software which I did (see message below).

Pop-up message to download Beacon Desktop Email Notifier

Pop-up message to download Beacon Desktop Email Notifier

I’m not sure why it didn’t work when I tried to download it without logging-in.

After downloading the email notifier, I tried sending an email from my hosting account to my PrivacyHarbor email. The email arrived in my inbox at about a minute and 52 seconds but was filtered by the Spam Guard and since emails caught by the latter is only sent twice a day by default and I didn’t bother to set it, I simply white listed the email address and tried resending again.

It quickly arrived.

Take a look at the slide show of the screenshots I have attached.

It’s really efficient and secure while at the same time uncompromising your experience. The file download size is just 22.4MB so it’s pretty small and works on most OS except for Mac OS X.

The message pop-up was non-obtrusive; it resembles that of Window’s balloon notification normally found on the system tray.

I’m still working with it and trying to discover something new. If there’s anything I might have missed, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

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  1. Taufiq Hasan says:

    Can we add more email accounts? I mean, can we add Yahoo and Gmail in one notification?
    .-= Taufiq Hasan´s last blog ..Smadav 7.0, Ready to Secure Your Windows =-.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    Hi Taufiq,
    Unfortunately no. This email notifier is exclusive to PrivacyHarbor email accounts.

  3. Computer Repair says:

    Thanks for clarifying this issue, I like to try and download without logging in to, and its good to know this downfall. How would you compare this software to other email notifiers?

  4. Mathdelane says:

    Some email notifiers doesn’t come for free on some email providers that offer both paid and free service while some others simply cannot do the work. There’s also some email notifiers that connects to multiple web mail accounts but some of those are subscription-based. So far, this has been effective on what it does considering that this is provided on a free account.

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