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Straightforward application which provides free POP3 access to Yahoo! Mail users, and lets you tweak a pretty long list of settings

editor's review





Yahoo! Mail is a popular service used by numerous people all over the world, so when its POP3 support was withdrawn, there were plenty of disgruntled customers who had to find an alternative option. Such a solution is YPOPs! which aims to bring the POP3 functionality back to your e-mail account.

How it works and automatically erase certain messages

Basically, this tool emulates a POP3 server so as to enable various email clients like Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird etc., to download email messages from Yahoo! accounts. It functions like a gateway which uses a server emulation at one end to deal with email clients while the other end features an HTTP browser interface to connect to Yahoo! Mail.

YPOPs! permits users to implement a series of modifications to the standard functions of one's mail client, thus complementing its features. For example, on exit, trash and bulk emails can be automatically erased.

Parameters you can tweak

Users can define the folders that are taken into consideration when downloading the messages, as well as the duration of each Yahoo! session, to ensure privacy at all times.

In addition to that, in order to make sure the software is not used by unauthorized persons, one can configure it to keep an advanced log that records all the actions performed by YPOPs!. The tray icon can be hidden and you can set up this utility to run at Windows startup with just a few clicks.

Bottom line

In other words, although Yahoo! Mail does not provide free POP3 access anymore, you can use YPOPs! to keep enjoying your messages. The computer’s performance is not going to be hampered and we did not come across any errors, crashes or hangs in our tests. The interface is intuitive and the response time is quite good.

YPOPs! was reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire
Last updated on July 29th, 2014

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