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MacFreePOPs... Many providers don't allow users to access their mailboxes with traditional e-mail client (Mail, Outlook, Eudora ...). For many users the only access method is the web-mail interface that peraphs is not flexible and efficient enough. To restore traditional POP3 access the project FreePOP started at Sourceforge.net.

Main features:

  • Integration with Dock and Menu-bar
  • Starting, stopping ad monitoring of freepopsd server
  • Set-up of all communication parameters
  • Options for auto-start, auto-stop and auto-restart on crash.
  • Real-time visualization of log file
  • Automated more...

What's New

Version 2.6:
  • Includes freepops 0.2.9 Universal
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard compatibility


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Sanjinko Member IconComment+19

MacFreePOPs 2.8 is available (includes freepops 0.2.9 and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatibility)

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Version 2.6
shardrix Member IconComment+5

I am only getting Yahoo headers, not the body of the email with Lepoard 10.5.3 and MacFreePOPs 2.5. Is there a setting I need to change? Thanks.

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Version 2.5
gthom Member IconComment+1

Can't seem to get it to work with Yahoo. Where can I go for troubleshooting?

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Version 2.5



iZoe Member IconComment+1

I can retrive mail under this new version but I can't send mail...

Any sugessions?

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Version 2.3

yeah -- unfortunately you can't send -- you have to configure the smtp for one of your existing other accounts, such as a gmail address.

the documentation or tutorials explain this -- macfreepops only retrieves incoming mail (which is still very useful)


tutti Member IconComment+1

Yahoo email retrieval broke a few days ago.

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Version 2.2

an update to the yahoo plugin resolved the issue

kioshi Member IconComment+26

Does not work here. I'm no newbie and have done everything with an Yahoo account.

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Version 2.2
maclover1.1 Member IconComment+742

Hello Shadow I am retarded, why don't you put a little series of screenshots using MAIL as of course it does NOT appear on the info page.. after all this is a MAC site, why should ANYONE care to use APPLE'S MAIL LOL

'Cause at this point I'm "desperate" to receive my leftover Hotmail Spam'a'Spanky directly into my APPLE MAIL mailbox :-)

Oh HELL who uses these services anyway apart to order viagra away from wifey and the kids' screen and to get a chat nickname for MSN LOL

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Version 1.6
maconnect Member IconComment+26

doesn't work with my hotmail.com account. It keeps asking my password again and again.

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Version 1.6
shadownight Member IconReview+0

Wow!!! I can finally receive hotmail.com mail in the Mail app of mac os x!!!

Macfreepops is really useful, even if the user interface is... umm.. weird. It's just not user friendly, but once you get your head around it (it basically needs no interface after all) you can start to receive mail in your account.

The basic think to do is open the MacFreePOPs application and click "Start Server", then open your mail application, create a new account and enter your details plus those that appear at the bottom of MacFreePOPs window. Then check your mail, and it should work. (In Apple's mail, you'll have to take a trip to the "Advanced" tab of account preferences after you've created the account to change the port #).

Enjoy! I sure do!

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Version 1.6
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Downloads 15,688
Version Downloads 5,481
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 25 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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