Iconix is a free add-on for both Internet Explorer/Firefox browsers and Outlook Express/2003/2007 desktop clients. It solves a very unique problem. Suppose you get an email from PayPal asking for some information, how would you know if it is legit?
Once Iconix is installed, it will scan all your emails when you visit your account and add Truemark icons before the sender’s name that it finds to be legit. It scans by sending some details of every email to the Iconix server and then determines whether the email is original or fake. It scans all emails in real-time and the process is relatively fast. The scanning takes place in the background and does not disturb your activity.
Two versions are available from the download page, you can select the one that suits you best. Below are the examples of Iconix running in Gmail, Windows Live Mail, and Yahoo Mail. It is also compatible with other email providers, such as, AOL, Earthlink, Hotmail, etc.
Windows Live Mail
When Iconix installs on your computer, it will also install add-ons for both IE and Firefox. Note the ‘Iconix Scanning’ message in all 3 screenshots above, once the scan is complete, it will turn into ‘Iconix Enabled’ message. Below is the screenshot of Outlook 2007 with Iconix running in the background.
It’s a must have tool for those who wants to better protect their email inbox. The Outlook add-on works in both Windows XP and Vista, while the browser add-ons can be installed in IE 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and Firefox 1.5, 2.0, and 3.0.
While you are scanning your emails with Iconix, here is an extra handy email tip for you. Search photos, videos, and files in Gmail. Enjoy!