The Bottom Line
- MrPostman provides a simple and reliable interface to webmail in your email client
- Supports a number of services including Yahoo! Mail and MSN Hotmail and can read RSS feeds, too
- MrPostman can run as a service in the background
- MrPostman doesn't allow you to download arbitrary webmail folders
- You can't send mail through MrPostman and keep a copy in the webmail "sent" folder
- MrPostman doesn't act as an IMAP proxy
- MrPostman allows you to download mail from web-based email accounts in any email program.
- Accounts supported by MrPostman include Yahoo! Mail, Mail.com and MSN Hotmail.
- MrPostman acts as a POP proxy between your email client and your free web-based account.
- Options vary from service to service, can include marking mail read or emptying the trash.
- MrPostman can work through a HTTP/S proxy.
- In addition to web-based email, MrPostman can retrieve items from RSS feeds.
- MrPostman supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP, Linux, Solaris and other Java 2 platforms.
Guide Review - MrPostman 1.2 - Webmail to POP Tool
With MrPostman, you can have the best of both worlds, at least the rudimentary best. MrPostman lets you download new mail from a number of free web-based email services to any email program that supports POP accounts — that's just about any email program.
Accounts supported by MrPostman include, but are not limited to, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail and Mail.com. In addition, MrPostman can also retrieve RSS feeds. The individual service "modules" have different options, but essentially they all let you fetch new messages.
Unfortunately, you can't control which folders you want to download mail from or even access them all transparently via an IMAP proxy service. There's also no way to send mail through MrPostman so that a copy of the sent email would show up in your account's "Sent" folder.
Naturally, MrPostman also prevents you from seeing the ads in the respective service's web interface, so you should turn your browser into an email client at least now and then and connect to your web-based account to make up for that a bit.