POP Peeper

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Re: POP Peeper

#16 Post by billon » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:14 am

@webfork:

(continued from comments section)
I mean this:
* - POP Peeper Pro will revert to the freeware edition after the 30 day trial expires.
http://www.esumsoft.com/download/?prod=ppfree

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Re: POP Peeper

#17 Post by smaragdus » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:57 pm

What is POP Peeper Pro:
AntiJunk
Filter the junk from your legitimate email using effective tools. This enhances POP Peeper's primary focus of email notification by alerting you of legitimate email and ignoring the spam.

Spell Checker
Spell checks your text in real-time when composing email.

Profile Picture
Display an image associated with the sender when viewing email.

Move Messages
Move messages to other folders on the IMAP server.

Web of Trust
Use the WOT community to protect you from scams and untrustworthy websites.

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Re: POP Peeper

#18 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:16 pm

billon wrote:POP Peeper Pro will revert to the freeware edition after the 30 day trial expires.
It’s not ideal but the program does have a fairly good feature set for a freeware program and doesn’t stop working after the trial period so I think it’s still suitable for the database.

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POP Peeper was "Liteware" but should be "Trialware/Freemium"

#19 Post by Pony » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:54 pm

The entry for POP Peeper says "License: Liteware", which, according to the FAQ section, means: "a 'lighter' version of an existing commercial version, but still has lots of good functionality".
This was once accurate but, for a while now, POP Peeper has not come in separate free and paid versions: it comes in one "Freemium" version with an imposed 30-day trial.
Please DELETE my account and all my entries!
Neigh!

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Re: POP Peeper was "Liteware" but should be "Trialware/Freem

#20 Post by Specular » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:04 am

Is the trial version the one that's currently linked in the DB entry? If so the entry could be update to reflect this, such as this entry, or this one (which apparently was downvoted so it could become private).

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Re: POP Peeper was "Liteware" but should be "Trialware/Freem

#21 Post by Pony » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:29 am

The download-link for POP Peeper v4.2 in its DB entry here goes to http://www.esumsoft.com/download/?prod=ppfree, which is the Esumsoft download-page for "POP Peeper Pro v4.2 Shareware/Freeware*" with its note saying: "* - POP Peeper Pro will revert to the freeware edition after the 30 day trial expires." (and this is the only POP Peeper option).
Please DELETE my account and all my entries!
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Re: POP Peeper was "Liteware" but should be "Trialware/Freem

#22 Post by webfork » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:07 pm

Pony wrote:This was once accurate but, for a while now, POP Peeper has not come in separate free and paid versions: it comes in one "Freemium" version with an imposed 30-day trial.
Actually it looks like the setup process we provide that includes the deletion of the Pro and Themes folders disables the 30 day trial bit.

Good suggestion, though.

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Re: POP Peeper

#23 Post by webfork » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm

So user Pendrive is reporting that this program is adware. It's been in the database for a long time and is fairly popular so I tried to verify without success. Is anyone else using this one?

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Re: POP Peeper

#24 Post by Midas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:56 am

I am but only occasionally and haven't updated it yet... I'll see what I can come up with.

BTW, the user report is at https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... mment31210.

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Re: POP Peeper

#25 Post by Pendrive » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:28 am

webfork wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm
So user Pendrive is reporting that this program is adware. It's been in the database for a long time and is fairly popular so I tried to verify without success. Is anyone else using this one?
As there seems to be some doubt, here is a screenshot:
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By the way, this version comes with a long-overdue search facility and the search box is by the banner area.
Last edited by Pendrive on Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:34 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: POP Peeper

#26 Post by Pendrive » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:28 am

Also, the version history page mentions for v5. 0: "Banner that can be used to convey important messages from Esumsoft".

Furthermore, the POP Peeper Free: Banner page states:
What is this banner?

You may occasionally see a banner above the message list which provides a link to purchase POP Peeper Pro or another Esumsoft product. This banner does not interfere with your ability to use POP Peeper.

POP Peeper doesn't show 3rd party ads or sell your data; the only way that Esumsoft makes money is when you purchase an Esumsoft product like POP Peeper Pro. For most people, the free version is more than sufficient for their needs, but this banner is a way to increase awareness that there is a premium version available and you can support POP Peeper by purchasing a license.


How do I remove the banner?

The banner can be removed by purchasing a license for POP Peeper. This can be a license for POP Peeper Pro and/or the Plus Pack; this includes the POP Peeper bundle and Triple Pack. A subscription to POP Peeper's WebMail service will also disable the banner.

Some banner campaigns will only be shown under certain conditions. For example, people with more accounts will see a banner more often than people with a small number of accounts.


Is POP Peeper sending any personal data to a server associated with this banner?

No -- POP Peeper will periodically check the server for updates to the banners that you'll see, but there is no specific information/data included with this request (standard statistical information is shared when you access any website, such as your IP address).

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Re: POP Peeper

#27 Post by billon » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:30 pm

@Pendrive:

Edited entry with link to your findings

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Re: POP Peeper

#28 Post by webfork » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:49 pm

Pendrive wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:28 am
webfork wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm
So user Pendrive is reporting that this program is adware. It's been in the database for a long time and is fairly popular so I tried to verify without success. Is anyone else using this one?
As there seems to be some doubt, here is a screenshot
Not doubt, just making sure that it's not some odd or unusual configuration that enables the adware version. For example, the excellent FileOptimizer is technically adware, but you can turn off the ads.

Do you think you'll still use the freeware version or is the adware annoying enough that you'll start looking for alternatives?

Thanks for the additional detail and thanks to billon for updating the entry.

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