POP Peeper FAQ

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Server Settings

  • What is OAuth2?
  • OAuth2 is a new method for logging into IMAP and SMTP accounts. Instead of POP Peeper sending your password to login, POP Peeper sends a unique key which changes frequently. This method is more secure than the traditional login method.

    POP Peeper supports OAuth2 login for Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook/Hotmail.

    In order to enable and use OAuth2 for each account, you will need to edit your account in POP Peeper, press the 'OAuth2' button and then follow the instructions to allow POP Peeper to access email in your account. When using OAuth2, you may optionally delete the password for that account, as POP Peeper will not use it to login.

    To disable OAuth2 support in POP Peeper, press the OAuth2 button in your account settings and elect to delete the credentials. You will need to either re-enable OAuth2 or provide a password so that POP Peeper can access your email.

    The following links can be used to see and change permissions for apps that you've granted permission to access your accounts:
    Google: https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions
    Yahoo: https://login.yahoo.com/account/security
    Outlook: https://account.live.com/consent/Manage