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Popcorn v1.99 update 3

Checker on 5 Aug 2014

Popcorn is a text-only email client with SMTP/POP3 support. It handles attachments, but does not render HTML emails or display inline images, which means it is immune to most HTML viruses/scripts/trojans. It supports multiple email accounts, SSL and APOP. It is useful for cleaning up POP accounts, removing spam, unwanted mail, large attachments etc.

Note: Developer has ended work on the project - linking to Archive.org entry (thanks Baas).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch popcorn.exe.
What's new? 1.99 update 3 - 21-August-2012

Bug-fixes:
  • Fixed an issue introduced in release 1.99 that caused mail sending to fail if the SMTP server supported the CRAM-MD5 authentication method.

1.99 update 2 - 06-July-2012

New features:
  • Added support for TLS encrypted SMTP communication via the STARTTLS command making Popcorn compatible with mail servers that require it like Hotmail. TLS can be turned on in the the "Tools" -> "Email Accounts" dialog "Identity & Servers" tab by checking "Use SLL / TLS". When enabled, TLS encryption will be used if the server supports it for all ports except 465 which uses SSL.

1.99 update 1 - 29-June-2012

New features:
  • Added support for attachment forwarding if the selected mail has any downloaded attachments. You will now be asked if you want to forward them, and if you choose yes, they will appear in the mail editor "File Attachment" dialog as usual.
  • Added an "Open File Location" item to the the mail editor "File Attachment" dialog context pop-up menu that will open an explorer window with the selected file attachment location + highlighting the file.
  • Added support for column sorting in the mail editor "File Attachments" dialog (by path or size).

Bug-fixes:
  • The toolbar combo box edit control for setting the "Number of latest mail to download" did not respond to Delete and Backspace keyboard events because they got eaten by the main window accelerators. They are now intercepted before the accelerators kick in, so the keys should now work as expected (i.e. text can be deleted). Also updated the same control to only accept numerical input.
  • Fixed a very obscure and probably 10+ year old bug that in very rare cases would reset changes done to account settings outside of the "Tools" -> "Email Accounts" dialog if it is opened and Cancel or Close (Esc) is selected.
Latest comments
killingtime on 2016-09-16 17:59

Couldn't get this to work with Hotmail (Sept 2016)

Hotmail needs SSL for upload and download. The program doesn't come will the SSL libraries but you can download and install them on the local computer from OpenSSL.

Got upload working with OpenSSL (32bit light ver) even though I'm on 64 Win7. POP3 wouldn't connect....using port 995 pop3.live.com. Popcorn listed SSL support as available from the about menu too. Could be that OpenSSL was complaining about missing C++ libraries at install (you can download that too) but that kind of misses the point for me. If you've got to install a load of software on the local computer to get the mail client to work then it's not really portable.

Anyone get this working with Hotmail?

computernerd on 2017-01-08 15:25

@killingtime:

Because Popcorn is a 32bit application, you need the 32bit DLLs.
OpenSSL doesn't provide binary files but has some respective links. There's a portable version as well that is simply to be unzipped.

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