A superb *minimalist* email program

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Not too long ago the programmer of Popcorn left version 1.76 to posterity as a freebie that he said would NOT be maintained or updated.

    Today (7/19/2007) that programmer updated Popcorn to version 1.77, thereby incorporating an extensive number of improvements & bug fixes, as listed HERE.

    Obviously, the programmer changed his mind about never again updating this program. IMO he just couldn't stand by & desert his "baby girl" while she still had a couple of unmended snags *somewhere in her nylon knickers.* ;)

    Popcorn is a superb minimalist e-mail client. Small enough to run from a floppy -- but BIG in stability, fully competent in the functions it offers, & faster than greased lightning in loading speed.

    I recommend you at least give it a test drive. Download it HERE. No installation is needed -- just unzip it to the folder of your choice. If you decide not to keep it, simply delete the folder you put it in. Popcorn doesn't store ANYTHING in the registry or other directories.
     
  2. Blackcat

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    I used this email client about 18 months ago and was very impressed by its small size and lightning speed.

    Only minor gripe I had was that you could check and view only one account at a time and it worked with POP accounts only.

    However, overall I fully endorse Bellgamin's praise of this free client.
     
  3. HAN

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    Count me in the thumbs up endorsement! A great little app... :)
     
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    Popcorn 1.78
    http://www.ultrafunk.com/products/popcorn/
     
  5. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Popcorn 1.79

     
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    I endorse the excellence of Popcorn too. Absolutely brilliant, stable and lightweight email program to pop onto a USB memory stick to carry around with you. So much faster to use than webmail.
     
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    No IMAP support, though...
     
  8. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    For that you might want to try PopPeeper (PP). Many folks think PP is only an email notifier. Not so, Kimo Sabe. It handles SMTP just fine -- as well as POP3, IMAP (including AOL, AIM, Netscape, FastMail, etc), GMail, Hotmail\MSN\LiveMail, Yahoo, Mail.com, MyWay, Excite, Lycos.com, RediffMail, Juno, NetZero.

    On the udder hand, Popcorn is pretty much everything the average Milkmaid needs for everyday email schtuff. Low cholesterol & zero trans-fats. :-*
     
  9. clambermatic

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    :D ...that's what had attracted me to register here - Wilders Sec!

    Kudos to you, contributing folks! :thumb:
     
  10. acr1965

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    Two questions-
    1. If I have more than one yahoo email account will PopPeeper notify me of each or just one?
    2. Does PopPeeper work with Vista?

    thanks
     
  11. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I do not know. I don't use Yahoo.
    Yes.
     
  12. acr1965

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    thanks, I may give it a try. trillian does a pretty good job of it now but sometimes misses a few emails.
     
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    Nice share bellgamin :thumb:

    My kind of stuff, light as a feather but fully functional with no taxes. LoL
     
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    Works with more than one hotmail I know, so it should work with more Yahoo's...
     
  15. Pinga

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    Yes it is! I've been using Popcorn for years - the perfect companion when travelling without a laptop.

    An excellent source for cute little programs like this - and keeping track of their updates - is
    http://www.portablefreeware.com/
     
  16. clambermatic

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    'bellGamin' was right... :D this darn "popPeeper" was so light and fast!

    Been lookin for a lightning-fast & FREE mail-client to subs for outLook Xpress, and it tried this 'popcorn mail popper'! E-Z to install, small deployment footprint and lightning fast on retrievals!! I can forsake some features that other mail-clients got (my backup was Pegasus full version) but i do instantly came to like this popcorn-Popper mailer!

    :thumb:

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  17. david banner

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    How does this work. If you check mail on a public pc will it leave the password/or the viewed page in the history/memory?
     
  18. Bob D

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    I would think that if you check any webmail from a public pc, you will need to enter passwords, and thus are potentially opening yourself up to risk.
     
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