Automatic Print Email 3.0 Tool Review

Software to automatically print email attachments

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Automatic Print Email sends incoming emails (and attached files, if desired) from any POP email account to the printer. Learn the pros, cons, and details of this software to decide if it is right for you.

Overview of Automatic Print Email

What We Like
  • Sends incoming emails and attachments to the printer.

  • Control what you print using sender, subject, recipient, and size filters.

  • Customize the template to print messages.

What We Don't Like
  • Uses default apps to print attachments; may not print unattended.

  • Needs more control over what prints and where.

  • Editing the print template is tedious.

Here's what Automatic Print Email can do:

  • Checks multiple POP email accounts for new mail and prints messages right away.
  • Filters for the sender, subject, recipient, and message size. Different types of mail can be sent to different printers.
  • Prints attached files in addition to message text, using the file type's default application.
  • For PDF and TIFF files, prints multiple pages per sheet.
  • Can be run as a Windows service in the background.
  • Supports Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server.

Review

Faxes are appealing because the documents come printed on paper: real, tangible results. With Automatic Print Email, you can have a similar experience for email. Automatic Print Email prints incoming emails right away and includes the attached files as well.

If not all the mail you get is worthy of printing, you can selectively exclude or include senders, recipients, subject keywords, and messages over or below a specific size. You can keep certain attachment types from printing, and Automatic Print Email can shrink PDF or TIFF attachments to fit on fewer pages. The filtering options are comprehensive but could be more precise—and easier to handle.

Automatic Print Email uses each attachment's default application to print. Often, this works fine. However, the applications sometimes require user input to print. It would be nice if Automatic Print Email could handle image attachments itself and print them as it prints images appearing in HTML message bodies.

If the default template Automatic Print Email uses for printing messages is not your style, you can replace it with your own. The format is limited and sparsely documented, however, and you have to do the editing in a text editor.