POP Peeper v5 more details

December 12, 2017

Yesterday, I posted a screenshot that showed 2 features:






The “obvious” one is the capability to search your inboxes.  This will be an indexed search on the local messages which means that it will return results very quickly.  This is one of the biggest features that will be added in v5 so you can expect more information about this before the release.

The other feature is hidden in the Accounts List, on the left.  If you had the same accounts in POP Peeper v4, the order would be: Local01, Local02, etc.  v5 adds the ability to re-order the accounts simply via drag & drop.  No more having to rename your accounts to get the order you want!

More features will be announced after the new year.  Are you happy to see these features?  Let me know what you’d most like to see added to POP Peeper.


POP Peeper v5 Sneak Peep

December 11, 2017

Now that POP Peeper v4.5 is out, v5.0 is on the horizon.  I’m usually tight-lipped about what features will make it into the next version until the features have a “better-than-not” chance of actually making it in (some features may be more complicated than anticipated and it’s better to delay them for another version rather than delay the release), but with v5 well under way, I’ll start releasing some information about what you can expect.

In this first preview, two of the most requested features are shown — can you spot them?  One should be very obvious, the other is more subtle.  I’ll provide more details tomorrow.

Click the thumbnail for full-screen image.







October 11, 2017

If you have an AOL or AIM account, you may be getting a message saying you need to update your security settings by November 7, 2017.  For this, you need to make sure that your AOL/AIM accounts are using either “SSL/TLS” or “STARTTLS” for both your incoming and outgoing servers (update: incoming server must use SSL/TLS).

To check these settings in POP Peeper:
– edit each of your AOL/AIM accounts
– Near the bottom-right (to the right of “server type”), set the SSL dropdown selection to “SSL/TLS” (if it’s set to STARTTLS, that will also work Update: STARTTLS no longer works, it must be SSL/TLS)
– Select the “Send Mail” page, on the left
– On the top-right, set the SSL dropdown selection to “STARTTLS” (if it’s set to SSL/TLS, that will also work)
– Press the “Update” button on the bottom


POP Peeper and Website news

September 28, 2017

POP Peeper v4.5 will be released soon.  While this is mostly a maintenance release, there are a couple of new features, one of which may be interesting for security-minded folks, especially if you run POP Peeper on a portable device.  The new option will allow you to create your own encryption key for the ini file (the file that stores all your accounts, including login/passwords).  POP Peeper does encrypt sensitive data in this file, but adding your own key is much more secure.  The downside to this feature is that you will need to enter the key every time POP Peeper starts; and, if you forget the key, there will be no way to recover the data.  This is because, for obvious security reasons, POP Peeper will not store the key.  In v4.5, this feature must be enabled via the command-line (there is no GUI to enable/disable encryption); help will be provided in the documentation.

There is currently a Beta / Release Candidate version available for v4.5 which includes this feature.  If you find this feature useful, please let me know.  If there are enough people who use this feature, it will be further enhanced in the future — including GUI access to enable/disable encryption.

Download POP Peeper v4.5 beta/RC


And speaking of security-related news — the esumsoft.com website now supports HTTPS (http secure) by default.  It should be noted that the esumsoft.com website does not accept any payment transactions itself, but there can still be exploits gained by sniffing unencrypted communications.  There were some hiccups along the way — POP Peeper’s Activation failed and files downloaded through the installers also failed — but these have been addressed and there shouldn’t be any more issues.


POP Peeper’s 16th birthday

August 23, 2017

Old enough to drive on its own now!

And to celebrate — everything in the Esumsoft store is 16% off!


Visit the Esumsoft store for 16% off