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Author Topic: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware  (Read 6267 times)

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Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« on: March 06, 2007, 05:13:42 PM »
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What is Popcorn?
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Popcorn is a lightweight and portable e-mail client for Windows.

* Works as a client/server application, reading mail "directly" from POP
  servers.

* Send and receive mail using secure SSL encrypted server connections.
  (More details in the "Send and receive mail using SSL in Popcorn" section).

* Ideally suited for "on the road" mail access, for scanning, reading and
  sending mail over slow connections.

* Supports multiple account profiles, enabling you to read and send mail from
  any number of accounts.

* Requires no installation, no data is saved locally other than a portable
  .INI file containing account information.

* Ideal for cleaning up POP accounts, removing spam, unwanted mail, large
  attachments etc...

* Immune to all forms of e-mail attachment and HTML viruses/scripts/trojans,
  because it does not directly support receiving attachments or viewing HTML.

* Optionally supports viewing/saving attachments and HTML through external
  applications.

* The built-in mail editor and address book enables you to compose and send
  new mail with or without file attachments, reply to, forward and re-direct
  received mail using SMTP or (E)SMTP with authentication.

* Fits easily on a floppy or other portable (even read only) media, making
  it easy to carry around at all times.

* Using the Mail Message (.eml) format, you can easily import mail items
  composed, saved or sent from Popcorn into other popular e-mail clients.


Very minimalisic, no IMAP, but it's portable, fast and now... Free!

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007, 03:23:08 AM »
From free to shareware and back to free again? :)

I used to stick this on my usb pendrive... might be worth checking out again.
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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 03:39:52 AM »
also worth checking out nPOP which is still actively developed.. ;)

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    * Portable e-mail clients (USB Memory, Floppy Disk)
    * Management of the mail on a server
    * Receive e-mail (POP3 and APOP)
    * Send e-mail (SMTP and SMTP-AUTH and POP before SMTP)
    * Multi-account support (round reception is possible)
    * Automatic check for new mail
    * A thread display of the mail list
    * Filters for Routing Received e-mail (Anti spam)
    * Simple address book
    * Dial-up management
    * SSL/STARTTLS ('npopssl.dll' and OpenSSL Library)

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 11:05:53 AM »
I tried nPop once. Didn't like it. I can't remember why though... maybe I'll check it out.

I use popcorn to check my personal mail at work. No traces, just like It should be.

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 08:26:07 PM »
i was a popcorn user too but didn't continue using after it turned shareware.. nothing against it, just my personal preference.. :)

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 01:05:13 PM »
I tried nPop once. Didn't like it. I can't remember why though... maybe I'll check it out.

I use popcorn to check my personal mail at work. No traces, just like It should be.

Tried nPOP once?  Maybe that was the Japanese version, whose URL was mentioned in an earlier post?  Try nPOPuk and see if that suits you better.  It's open source, smaller than Popcorn yet offers more, many bug fixes and improvements over the original nPOP, still totally portable, and there are versions for many hand held platforms too!

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 01:53:57 PM »
I did try the english version. I also tried it again yesterday and it's not too shabby. I'm still using ultrafunk, because I know the feature set. That doesn't mean nPOP isn't cool, just personal preference. If someday Popcorn crashes, I'll use nPOP, I promise.

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2007, 03:47:41 AM »
What's great about Popcorn is that it downloads mail headers only, you can then delete the mail off the mailserver and never retrieve the full mail. This can be good for those on dial-up with friends sending huge attachments or victims or massmail attacks. Also means this program is good for on the move.

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 08:20:00 AM »
What's great about Popcorn is that it downloads mail headers only, you can then delete the mail off the mailserver and never retrieve the full mail. This can be good for those on dial-up with friends sending huge attachments or victims or massmail attacks. Also means this program is good for on the move.

This, of course, is exactly what nPOPuk will do.

The default is to download the first 100 lines, which is fine for reading the text of a message without downloading the HTML part or any larger attachment, but it can be changed to zero if you are using it for clearing out spam, etc.

I haven't seen the latest version of Popcorn, which may have additional features to the last freeware version I saw.  For example, when I last looked it didn't offer mail filters or "Saveboxes". 

POPuk has grown to be very much more than a "mail checker with reply facility" that is all Popcorn was.  nPOPuk now functions as a full mail client.  (I have given up using Outlook completely, and use it as my sole e-mail client - with "UK's Kalender" as my diary program -- and WAB as my address book, until I find something better!)  It offers not only multiple accounts, but multiple "saveboxes" as well, folders into which mail can be sorted.  Filters can be set to do this automatically on arrival.  A backup option makes it easy for me to read old mail long after it was deleted from the server.

Other features which make it attractive for me include:

# Option to download full headers for debugging/tracking purposes

# Proper handling of forwarded mail with attachments

# Options to allow/prevent top-posting of replies/forwarded mail with fully customisable quotation headers for either replies and forwards.

# Optional stripping of tags from HTML mail with no text part so the text remains readable.

# Address Book which allows addresses to be grouped into multiple categories.

I'm sure there are other features that will be of interest to others - especially those with PDAs.  I don't have one, so when travelling, my mail goes on a USB drive.

Greg

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2008, 04:18:24 PM »
Popcorn has been updated today. Btw, its also open source.

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2008, 10:25:59 AM »
w00t!!  ;D

link?  :huh:

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Re: Ultrafunk Popcorn full version now freeware
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2008, 03:43:44 PM »
oh.

Missed the "Popcorn 1.83 source" link.