POP Peeper FAQ

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Webmail

  • How can I send attachments from a webmail account?
  • POP Peeper only allows you to include attachments when sending from an SMTP server and not a webmail-based server. If you need to send attachments using a webmail account, then you'll need to send them from an SMTP server. The easiest solution is to change the account when you initially open the compose/reply window to an account that uses an SMTP server.

    In addition, you can change the "from" address to match your webmail address, although it may not work on all SMTP servers. To allow this, select Send Mail / Settings from the main menu, and then enable "Allow 'from' aliases." After you select a SMTP-based account (as directed above), modify the "from" address so that it uses your webmail's email address. There are instructions below for making this a permanent change, but it is recommended that you use this method first to make sure that it will work.

    If you cannot change the "from" address then you can change the "reply-to" field to that of your original webmail address. The recipient will see the address of your smtp-based account, but when they reply it will be sent to your webmail address. After you select the SMTP account as directed in the first paragraph, make sure the "reply-to" field is accessible (View / Show All Headers) and set the "Reply-To" field to use your webmail's email address.

    Below are instructions for permanently changing the necessary settings so that you don't have to change the "from" or "reply-to" fields for each message.

    Change the 'From' address
    Pros: Best solution for sending attachments in most cases.
    Cons: It may not work with all SMTP servers. It may fail if the recipient's server checks for SPF/DomainKeys verification.

    - Edit the account (right-click on it in the accounts list and select "edit")
    - Select the "Send Mail" page
    - Change the "Reply Option" to "SMTP"
    - Enter the server address and other details for the SMTP server provided by your ISP
    - Press the Update button

    Change the 'reply-to' address
    Pros: If the first method doesn't work, this method will always work. Won't fail SPF/DomainKey verification.
    Cons: The recipient will see a different email address than what they expect; however, replying will use the correct email address.

    - Edit the account (right-click on it in the accounts list and select "edit")
    - On the "General" page, change the email address to the email address provided by your ISP
    - Select the "Send Mail" page
    - Change the "Reply Option" to "SMTP"
    - Enter the server address and other details for the SMTP server provided by your ISP
    - Set the "Reply-To Address" to your webmail account's email address
    - Press the Update button