Popper, Another E-Mail "Reader" for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

If you hate to always log-in to your e-mail account to check if you've got new mails and stuff ;-) and want a POP3/IMAP protocol supported e-mail "notifier", then Popper might come in handy for you. But remember, if you use G-mail this will work, no problems but...

...although I'm not sure about all the free e-mail web based facilities such as Yahoo, AOL, MSN... but some, like Yahoo will not let you read you mails by using the POP/IMAP protocols (unless you have a paid yahoo-mail account).

But for all of you who have personal e-mail accounts (rather then web based e-mails service providers) and G-mail (they support it, I know because I've done it :) ), etc Popper will come in handy.

Remember, I haven't used it so cannot go into all the details... but if you want to give it a try then you can install Popper in Ubuntu 11.04 by using its PPA channel. Open your Terminal and enter the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ralf.hersel/rhersel-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install popper

By default it'll start itself automatically while your desktop loads (it should!) and for some reason if it does not, then you can manually add it to your startup apps with ease. But before using, you must make sure to set-up your POP/IMAP protocols. I also humbly advice you to read the developers page before start using it (if you're new to POP and IMAP that is).

For G-Mail users, POP protocol related information can be found in here and IMAP in here


Anonymous said...

Hi Gayan,

I'm a developer of Popper and personally among others using a free Yahoo POP account. I can't confirm that
> Yahoo will not let you read you mails by using the POP/IMAP protocols (unless you have a paid yahoo-mail account).
I personally don't know how AOL, MSN and Yahoo IMAP handle this, but wounder why Popper shouldn't be allowed to get emailheader-informations like timestamp, sender and subject. In addition, I think anyone would have told us or asked us if there would be problems.

Anyways, thank you very much for using Popper and spreading the word about it. :-)



Gayan said...

@ Pa_trick17,

The pleasure is all mine :D and Thank you for the additional information.

Anonymous said...

sorry,no installation this way.

Gayan said...


This PPA only holds packages for Ubuntu 12.04 and below, and does not have any package for 12.10.

So if you are using the latest version of Ubuntu, then you will not be able to install it ...

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