Email Monitoring Review

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Who Needs Email Monitoring Software?

No matter who you are you can find a use for email monitoring software. It is great for parents because they can track with ease to whom their children are talking and what they are saying. This can help protect children from predators or cyber bullies.

Spouses who think their other half is cheating can be easily reassured of fidelity using email monitoring solutions. No need to hire expensive detectives! Email spy monitoring software will record in-going and outgoing emails, plus a wide range of other online activity. The spouse can read them without the significant other ever knowing about it.

Businesses can make sure that their employees are engaged in productive tasks using this type of software, as well. Many email monitoring systems allow you to also monitor program usage, website searches and more. One look at your reports can tell you if an employee is being productive or is wasting time on the company dime.

Email Monitoring: What to Look For

This type of software has so many different email monitoring features it can be confusing picking the right one for your needs. That's why we try out and compare each one. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don't Have To.™

Our comparisons are displayed in easy-to-read matrix form, so that you can quickly find the mail exchange monitoring software that matches your criteria. For a little more in-depth information, take a look at our reviews of each product. These reviews are also broken down into easy-to-understand criteria that match our matrix. Here is what we are looking for in each category:

Email Monitoring Features
This category is probably pretty obvious. Here we break down the best and worst email monitoring features of the software. This includes the ability to open email attachments, the ability to save and forward emails and if the software comes with alert features.

Computer Monitoring Features
These are the extra little tidbits that make the email monitoring system all that more useful. This category includes any feature that is used to monitor computer activity other than emails. This includes chat services, instant messages, web searches, webcam use, program use and more.

Help and Support
We know that you don't have time to read long-winded instruction manuals for every little task. So, we highly rate software that is easy to use, even for new computer users. Unfortunately though, sometimes you really need help and you can't find the answers in the instruction manual. That's when you need fantastic customer service. We make sure that each of our top picks has top-notch customer service and we list their virtues in this category.

Compatibility
There's no use having great features if they aren't compatible with a wide range of email providers. We list all of the most popular email providers and their compatibility in this category.

All of these categories add up to what we look for in quality email monitoring software. Check out our top picks: WebWatcher, Email Spy Pro and SpyAgent. Also, don't forget to read our Learning Center articles on email monitoring, such as, “How to Find Out if Your Spouse is Cheating” and “How to Increase Productivity in the Workplace”.

 
 
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Email Monitoring Features
Ability to Check Outgoing Mail
Ability to Check Incoming Mail
 
Undetectable by Anti-Spyware Programs
 
    
Online Access to Emails
    
   
Alerts
 
 
    
Saves/Opens Email Attachments
   
 
 
Search Function
   
  
 
Password Protected
 
 
Makes Exact Copies of Emails
 
Backup Capabilities        
  
Hotkey activation  
    
 
Ability to Forward Emails  
        
Pre-configured Delivery Time Option  
 
      
Email Delivery of Results  
    
 
Ability to Save Emails to Computer Hard Drive  
 
   
Monitoring Policy  
      
Computer Monitoring Features
Keystroke Capturing
 
 
Internet Usage Tracking
Monitors Chat/IM
 
 
Takes Screen Snapshots
 
 
Program Usage
 
 
Monitors Laptop Activity
         
Blocking Function
 
 
   
Password Finder   
   
   
Monitors Webcam Activity      
    
Help and Support
Telephone support
 
 
     
Live Chat
 
     
Email
 
 
Mailing address
 
      
Online form/Support Ticket  
 
   
Blog      
    
FAQs  
  
Fax number  
 
      
Tutorials   
 
   
User forum  
 
      
Compatibility
Yahoo
Hotmail
POP 3 Accounts
SMTP
Gmail
 
MSN
 
AOL
 
 
Outlook
 
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 8   
 
   
Windows 7
 
 
   
Windows Vista
 
 
   
Windows XP