The problem has always been that messages can’t ordinarily be retrieved from Hotmail using standard POP3 e-mail programs, with some exceptions such as Microsoft’s own Outlook Express. The free Hotmail Popper, published by Boolean Dream Inc., solves this for Outlook 2000, Eudora, Netscape Communicator, and others.
The new version 2.0 of Popper offers several sophisticated options:
- Configurable address. Change the IP address Popper uses, if desired, so you can make it accessible to multiple users on your internal network.
- Configurable ports. Change Popper’s default ports so you can use it even if different POP or SMTP servers are already running on your computer.
- Get Hotmail’s Inbox and others. Instead of retrieving only Hotmail’s Inbox folder, you can also configure Popper to retrieve any other folder – including the Bulk Mail folder, which Hotmail is notorious for directing legitimate e-mail to.
- Support proxies. You can specify any proxy server that your network may use to control Internet access.