PopMan v1.3.1

webfork on 27 Mar 2016

PopMan is an email management tool that notifies of new mail and previews received mail on your server. Unwanted mail can be deleted directly from the server without having download them.

The program includes rules and blacklists to manage email and supports both POP3 and IMAP4 protocols.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PopMan.exe.
What's new? 1.3.1 2010-04-12

(New) Messages can be protected from being deleted inadvertently using the context menu (or Ctrl+T) (thanks to Peter Boulton)

(New) New rule action "Protect" (thanks to Peter Boulton)

(New) New notification option to limit notification to protected messages (thanks to Peter Boulton)

(New) New IMAP4 parameter "FastMode" to increase speed for some IMAP4 servers (enabled by default)

(fix) Fixed crash when aborting mail refresh of IMAP4 accounts

(fix) Fixed crash on startup when using IMAP4 accounts

(fix) Extract invalid HTML Links from HTML messages

(fix) Accept invalid UTF-8 encoded text in mail source

(New) New setting "MultiLineTabs" can be used to specify multiline account tab arrangement

(New) Import mail account settings from Microsoft Windows Mail

(fix) The new and unread state of mails from different accounts with same server and user name are not saved correctly

15 comments on PopMan  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Marc 2007-03-25 01:07

And you can combine popman with spamihilator. This combination kills spam before it get to outlook

surath 2007-03-29 07:47

Quick and easy, good portable application today for clean unwant email for me (WinXPsp2).
I think the next version maybe have the Check Box option for delete email ( like a MailWasher Pro ) and Lerning spam mail. Thank's

volgecherev 2008-03-13 10:31

1.3 beta 17 seems to >very< stable. but more important: popman (now) supports IMAP (SSL). very interesting i think!

J Bejo 2008-06-10 01:20

Popman has leave the beta state. The Popman 1.3 version ist out now. Please change the titel from "Popman V1.3 Beta" to "Popman V1.3".

Gmacri 2009-03-19 03:59

Very promissory program!
White list and Black list working OK.
Bad words don't working for me.

Kea 2009-04-08 05:11

PopMan is not beta anymore. The ZIP archive already includes the empty INI-file for portability. Unzip the archive and start PopMan with PopMan.exe.

freakazoid 2011-04-08 18:38

Important to note that PopMan does not send email, it only receives them.


atomizer 2011-09-25 16:50

nice, small email checker with a clean, simple UI. couple things i don't like about it though...

* i use Thunderbird and cannot reply to an email, while including the quoted body, without launching unnecessary parts of the TB UI. using the command-line option doesn't work because it will not include the body (mailto:[TO]?subject=[SUBJECT]) - there's no [BODY] keyword available. none of the other options work without launching parts of the TB UI that are not needed for a simple reply.
* can check only 1 account at a time
* no global connection timeout setting
* no global setting for number of lines to retrieve

all in all, fairly minor shortcomings, but the inability to reply with quoted body, without opening unneeded parts of the client UI, is rather disappointing


Kea 2012-12-16 12:49

I now use PopMan in Win7 (64) and, atomizer, I check 8 accounts at a time.

I friend of mine upgraded to Win8, and he got some problems: PopMan (portable) is the only application that works. He can't open Outlook and he can't reach Internet. But PopMan can, so he can still communicate with us to reach a solution to his problems with Win8.

So please, someone who knows how to do it, add Win7 and Win8 to "System Requirements".


lautrepay 2012-12-16 13:30

@ Kea: Done.


domestique 2013-10-07 03:03

I used to swear by popcorn, but I just can't seem to get it to connect to gmail anymore. PopMan has no problems. Nice :)


Kea 2016-03-09 13:04

It is time to "promote" good old PopMan again. I use it portable since at least ten years and I never ever download the mail without first checking it with PopMan. Back then, I got 100-200 spam daily - now I have about three!

I can stand that, and if they become to much of a nuisance, they go into the rules file!

The thing is: Use the force (rules), boys and girls (Menu: Tools > Rules...)! It is a very easy method to sort the spam mail: things to delete directly from the server, things to mark for "read first and then delete or maybe keep. The help file (Help > Getting started > Define Rules) includes very easy to understood (even if you are quite a new beginner on it) explanations on how to write the rules.

PopMan has never failed me - no crashes, no nothing, it's just doing its job. So, danke schön, Christian!


Kea 2016-03-09 13:24

Addition: Some of my PopMan-addicted friends use PopMan in Windows 10, without problems (e.g. http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/popman_portable).


Ennovy 2016-03-09 15:10

@Kea: added Win10 to system requirements. Tested in Windows 10 and works fine!


smaragdus 2016-03-09 21:31

PopMan is great but unfortunately it seems to be abandoned. There is one thing I don't like about it- PopMan doesn't support Unicode.


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