POPmonitor
POPmonitor
2.1.3

4.7

POPmonitor free download for Mac

POPmonitor2.1.3

18 December 2003

Delete unwanted email before downloading it.

Overview

POPmonitor allows you to delete unwanted e-mail from your mailbox without downloading it to your computer first. And wouldn't it be a real money saver if you could trash messages with large attachments without the need to download them to your computer first

What's new in POPmonitor

Version 2.1.3 adds the following:
  • Improved existing filters and added new powerful filters
  • Improved ISO character set decoding to properly deal with encoded characters such as �
  • Fixed bug where ISO character set decoding was not carried out while applying message body filters causing some filters to incidentally skip messages that should have been flagged or deleted
  • Fixed issue where the Check All Accounts menu item would be enabled only if at least one account window was visible
  • Fixed cosmetic issue where message without subject is now titled 'Untitled message' when shown in a separate window
  • Enlarged text fields in the Create Filter window to allow easier editing of keywords
  • Added warning dialog to the Create Filter window to notify when a filter's keyword string exceeds the 243 character limit
  • Fixed bug where multi-line subject would be truncated
  • Fixed bug where missing From e-mail address could cause unexpected message actions
  • Fixed bug where incorrectly formatted e-mail addresses could be shown in the Select Bounce Address window
  • Fixed bug where cancelled bounce messages would get deleted if Automatically Delete Mail After Bouncing It was enabled
  • Added Apple Mail 1.3 and Eudora 6 to the list of supported e-mail applications [MacOS X]
  • Added support for MacOS X 10.3's Address Book [MacOS X]
  • Improved vCard support [MacOS X]
  • Fixed cosmetic issue where two Help menus would appear when running MacOS X 10.3.0 or newer [MacOS X]
  • Fixed bug where POPmonitor would show a 'Where is?' dialog window after selecting the User Guide option from the Help menu [MacOS X]

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How would you rate POPmonitor app?

22 Reviews of POPmonitor

5
Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 2.1.3

Most helpful

I changed the name of the Popmonitor application Icon (mine is now called "E-mailMonitor") as is suggested in the PopMonitor Web site, and I never had the problem quitting the application. Now it works for me in OS 10.4 as good as in my old iMac with system 9. I just love this application, because I never had to read those psychotic words that come in spam email subjects.
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Aargl
21 May 2010
Version: 2.1.3
I've been using POP Monitor for years and have discovered a few days ago that I could do the same and more using IMAP protocol using Apple Mail!!! :-D To make a short story long: I first tried Thunderbird and then Opera's integrated mail feature that became my favourite, but then I had the illumination that Apple Mail could probably manage IMAP too... (I don't know why I haven't considered that option before! Maybe because I mainly use Entourage and I'm not fond of how it manages IMAP) For something, Opera or Thunderbird offers better features (like a different checking time for any account), but when you pimp at the system Activity Monitor, they still pump power where Apple Mail remains at 0%! So farewell POP! I now let Apple Mail check my ten accounts via IMAP every minute without any impact on system performance and when I want to download my mails for history purpose I launch Entourage.
(1)
5
Anonymous
23 August 2005
Version: 2.1.3
I love this monitor but have since been advised by Author that it will no longer be worked on or updated. This since I have discovered that in Tiger you can no longer bounce a message back. Although this may not be crucial it would be nice to still have this facilty. It would also would be nice to have an improved GUI to bring it up to date...one lives in hope. Maybe there is another programme out the that does the same thing???
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4.25
Anonymous
03 August 2005
Version: 2.1.3
I don't have any problems using this program, but it would be nice if in the account window when there was an unread message it would be in bold or have some sort of marker so you know if a new message has been received by your inbox. I have it set to alert me when a new message is in, but it can become an issue if you have multiple emails from the same person along with new emails from a different sender.
(0)
2.5
Foulger
28 July 2005
Version: 2.1.3
I took the time to send an E-Mail to the developer, respectfully suggesting that POPMonitor was due for an overhaul. This is his response Unfortunately I've had to postpone the development of POPmonitor 3 for an undetermined period of time. The economic situation here in the Netherlands is not as great as it used to be so I have to focus on more profitable activities right now. I can't tell if and when there will be a release of POPmonitor 3. Sorry... Thats probably the most irresponsible reply I have ever had but at least it clarifies matters and leaves an opening for a developer to bring out a similary product.
(0)
5
Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 2.1.3
I changed the name of the Popmonitor application Icon (mine is now called "E-mailMonitor") as is suggested in the PopMonitor Web site, and I never had the problem quitting the application. Now it works for me in OS 10.4 as good as in my old iMac with system 9. I just love this application, because I never had to read those psychotic words that come in spam email subjects.
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4.25
Anonymous
02 July 2005
Version: 2.1.3
The crash issue is cleared up on the FAQ page and is a Tiger error - not POPmonitor. All in all I think this is just about the equal of Mailwasher on the PC and certainly much, much better than the buggy Mac mailwasher released recently (which has been dev frozen). This is elegent and has the advanced features (regexp filtering etc) and configurability that put this above some of the "learning" email filters out there. Try it - then buy it - definately worth the asking price.
(0)
4
Anonymous
21 May 2005
Version: 2.1.3
Popmonitor 2.1.3 crashes under "Tiger" when 'quitting the application'. IMHO, it needs to be updated for OS X.4.
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2.75
Bebe
11 January 2005
Version: 2.1.3
This does'nt work for me - sorry • slow scrolling • times out after about 30 secs • "Check" rescans the whole inbox I need something like Mailwasher (PC) for my mac Børre
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5
Anonymous
14 November 2004
Version: 2.1.3
POPMonitor is an excellent application and give great peace of mind.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
06 August 2004
Version: 2.1.3
I have been a registered user of PopMonitor for over a year. It's simple, yet elegant, to use. Successfully traps over 90% of the SPAM I get with just its default filter package. Highly recommended; works independently of your e-Mail client so it gives you many options PRIOR to downloading any e-Mail to your Hard Drive. PopMonitor is an EXCELLENT anti-SPAM value. Get it!
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5
Anonymous
21 July 2004
Version: 2.1.3
I have been using it for the past week, after an e-mail account which I do not want to delete became spam-infested. I had already an experience of using MailWasher on PC, before I switched to the Mac last March (MailWasher shopuld become available for Mac later this year - the concept of both products is similar under several aspects). I am pleased to report that it has been working perfectly. It allows one to filter spam while keeping full control on mail, and without downloading spam on the local computer. It is easy to add trusted senders, as well as to create personal filters. Even without personal filters, it is easy to have incoming mail ordered into different categories according to different criteria (trusted or not trusted, etc.), which allows to spot spam instantly. Moreover, several suggestions which I submitted to the developer got very precise responses (thank you!) and will be considered for future releases. I was told one major upgrade will come toward the end of the year and include a consolidated window for all accounts, which will be a welcome step forward. In those times of widespread spam, POPmonitor is the kind of tool which everybody needs to have, and my personal testing has allowed me to see that it reliable and efficient. Very stable too.
(0)
Anonymous
07 July 2004
Version: 2.1.3
Brilliant. Unobtrusive. Only criticism I have is that Pop Monitor should have the ability to compact down to a small floating window - the interface is too large, I don't really need to tweak the settings during the day thus don't need instant access to all that stuff. Program is very stable. A good example of shareware that is as polished and professional as the shrink-wraped stuff.
(0)
5
Nenne-J-senu
04 May 2004
Version: 2.1.3
Just couldn't live without it.
(0)
5
Mac5
25 February 2004
Version: 2.1.3
I've been using Pop Monitor now for several months. I have been exceptionally pleased with the results. It has cut my Spam mail down to a tiny fraction of what it used to be. Its easy to setup, and works with minimal user input. Once Pop Monitor has cleaned out the Spam, I send the mail that i want to read to my main email app. The filters work exceedingly well, and you can more or less set it up to work the way you want it to. The developer is quick to reply to any questions or comments you may have. I consider this email filter excellent value for money, and essential considering the vast amount of Spam most of us get in our in box every day.
(0)
5
Mike M
13 February 2004
Version: 2.1.3
This is a first class piece of software that works as advertised. I was on the verge of closing one of my e-mail accounts due to the high volume of spamming but I still have it thanks to being able to purge it with POPmoitor :-) Furthermore, the developer is very responsive - I had a propblem due to MY e-mail provider and within hours he had given me with a patched version of the app to workaround the issue! You do not find service like that everyday!
(0)
5
David
22 January 2004
Version: 2.1.3
I have been deluged by spam for the first time and I was looking for software to help me deal with it. I tried the demo and soon found it to be something that I could use. It is very nicely laid out and easy to use. I like the predesigned filters to get you started and they are great examples to learn from.
(0)
4.25
Anonymous
29 November 2003
Version: 2.1.2
Great tool for Eudora users! I spent the best part of a day yesterday comparing anti-spam shareware and although initialially disappointed by POPmonitor (mostly oversight on my part, it turns out), I've reached the conclusion this is probably one of the best anti-spam tools available, particularly if you're a Eudora user, like I am. Most anti-spam software still has to download the actual stuff and this is where POPmonitor scores. Yes, Eudora (6) now has a spam filter built in, and which after several months is doing a great job too, with few mistakes. But I don't want the damn stuff on my disk in the firstplace!!! And other tools, even if they have a better success rate than Eudora, usually work on the principle of downloading the email and then acting themselves as a local POP3 server, requiring a small reconfiguration of email-client account settings, to point to them. Hah... the problem here is that under OSX, these 'proxy' POP3 servers require connection via a none standard POP3 port number, since the usual port 110 requires Admin privelige. And Eudora doesn't allow you to do this!!! Some apps can work around this, by letting you run as Admin, but they require you to be handy with the CLI or at best login as root. Not really a user-friendly solution long term. But PM works flawlessly together with Eudora, telling it to check for mail having done it's own filtering, so there is NOTHING to reconfigure in the email client (except perhaps to turn off it's own auto-check). I'll be interested how PM succeeds with time, but ultimately the filters are so flexible (and well documented too, which isn't the case with some Java based tools!) I feel sure it's success rate will remain high. And although, I haven't tried them all PM comes complete with an extensive set of filters, with more on the website. This is good, as initially setting up the filters can be a daunting, at best time consuming task and there were a few clever ones in there, that I'd never have thought of. My only wish would be for an address import function, for initially setting up white/blacklists. I'd have also liked an option to only download 'cleared' email, but I can see this is a technical restriction of POP3 servers. But whether there's anything PM could do to work around this? That'd be really cool! ;-)
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4.75
Anonymous
24 September 2003
Version: 2.1.2
Great, great, great... POPmonitor is really exceptional. 5 accounts on various servers, a lot of spam, a lot of ennoying messages. In few seconds everything can be clear (deleting a lot od unuseful mails) and then transfer to Mail. resally excellent and very easy to set-up.
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5
Anonymous
16 September 2003
Version: 2.1.2
i've been using PM for about 4 months now, and wish i would have had it before. create whitelists and blacklists based on specific email addresses or full domains. popmonitor is totally flexible: filters can use natural expressions giving you the opportunity catch every possiblility of an offending spam in one shot. you can do searches on any part of the email individually or in combination: if the header contains X message or PART of X message and the body contains X text or part of X text, delete that sucker! using filters, you can flag them and delete manually; or, best of all, popmonitor can auto delete messages: meaning you can go away on vacation and PM will keep filtering. how awesome is that!
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4.75
Anonymous
15 February 2003
Version: 2.1
I've been using it since June '02 and cannot adequately praise it to truely say how GREAT it is! POPMonitor provides a level of anti-spam control no automatic system can approach. For a parent, it is a MUST HAVE to provide safe email filtering for your children. I have my children's filters set up so that if their actual name is not in the body or the sender is not listed as trusted, the email is automatically deleted. The result is that in 8 months, not a single spam has gotten through to my children. Prior to that, the porn-scum always seemed to find a way to get in. Hate spam? Get POPMonitor, it doesn't keep the spammer from sending, but it does stop the spam from ever getting onto your machine or wasting your time downloading without your permission. Just remember to use the filters carefully if you set to automatically delete.
(0)
4.75
Billparis
10 January 2003
Version: 2.1
This is the only way to get your revenge on spammers......works great!! Leo provides great tech support if you should need it!! I doubt that though.
(0)
5
Billparis
10 December 2002
Version: 2.1b4
This app just keeps getting better and better. What better way to get rid of crud in the mailbox but to observe it before downloading. Thumbs up all the way!!
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$25.00

4.7

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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