nPOPuk v3.03

Checker on 2 Oct 2014

nPOPuk is lightweight yet feature-rich e-mail client. Features include multiple saveboxes, additional mail filtering options, basic viewer for HTML-only messages and option to send them to an external program (web browser), option to quote only portions of a message when replying/forwarding, etc.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Version available.
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nPOPuk.exe.

Version with SSL available.
What's new?
  • 3.03 adds a little box in the main window to filter the displayed messages. Click in the box where it says "Filter:" and then type; the program will display only messages that match that string, in either the Subject or From column. I found similar functionality in Thunderbird to be very useful in quickly finding a message from a certain sender in a large mailbox.

14 comments on nPOPuk  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

David Dollevoet 2007-07-05 11:19

An great e-mail client in a very small package. Eminently portable to flash memory, program and mail files. Address lists, send/receive attachments, thread view, can download message headers only for preview, can delete spam on server without downloading, .... Very secure -- plain text only; does not render rich text or html.

A drawback -- does not have a print engine; workaround is to configure export to your standard text editor. To print a message: a button click to export to text editor, print message, and a button click to exit editor and return to nPOPuk.

Greg Chapman 2007-07-07 11:54

Not such a problem, David. You can convert the "external editor" menu option to print the file. Instructions at


[r4] 2007-07-09 07:32

The only drawback of this little gem is that... it doesn't work in Linux environment. And I didn't find anything that would get even close to nPop in the means of functionality, readibility and simplicity.

BTW: hi, Greg! Thanks for the job well done. :)

longtime npop user 2007-07-26 02:48

what would be great is if there was a keyboard friendly way to sort messages when viewing a mailbox. whilst almost every function is npop can be accomplished via the keyboard, this is one that cannot be accomplished if you find yourself in a situation without a mouse.

a further function that would be useful is if the messages were numbered when viewing a mailbox, and one could jump to a message by typing the number, as you can in mutt.

now that mailboxes are in mbox format of course you can just use mutt or pine to read them.

the mbox feature is great!

Technomancer 2008-06-26 11:16

A very good little package with lots of potential for becoming a serious threat to OE.

With a few little tweaks and add-ons, the author(s) could make this not just good but excellent.

atomizer 2008-11-27 14:28

very light weight and resource friendly. it's missing a number of features found in Pop Peeper and PopTray, but it's a pretty well-rounded client for portable applications. it did generate a few memory allocation errors when enabling SSL however.

Sam 2010-06-19 07:20

It there a way to make nPOPuk delete the messages from server after retrieval ?

TP109 2010-12-23 05:30

Works flawlessly. This is possibly one of the best working lightweight and extremely fast email clients out there!

Dux 2011-03-05 17:44

I just want to thank you so much for making such a perfect lightweight E-Mail client. I love it, and I'll be using it a lot!



Cattleya 2011-10-24 12:55

Oh, "Unicode support" in a small prog, so sweet ah~~~~~~~
I love it so much ha~~~~~~


webfork 2014-05-03 19:46

orchus: please move that into forums


orchus 2014-05-05 03:52

@webfork: posted "To use WebMail in nPOPuk v2.16, easily" to nPOPuk UpDate forums & re-posting comment replies @Sam & @longtime npop user ; don't know how to edit or delete comments, yet


orchus 2014-05-05 03:53

@Sam: can make nPOPuk v2.16 NOT save messages from server after retrieval: File >> Global Options >> Recv Tab >> in lower Acct Messages Box: "Nothing Saved"

@longtime npop user: not keyboard friendly, but can change sort options by: Alt-F >> O (for Global Options) >> Shift-Tab >> (once on Global Options tabs use arrows to get to sort Tab) >> use Tabs and Space to change focused selection & make selection


Midas 2014-05-05 09:17

@Orcus: since it is now duplicated to the forum topic, you could delete that long post of yours by clicking in the garbage bin icon to the right -- after copying and pasting it to an amended new comment with the forum URL, for example...


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