And by killer app I mean it’s the app that could end up killing us all with frustration, anger, and wasted time. If you’re like most Mac users connected to the internet you have more than one email account. There’s one from work, one from your local internet service provider, and probably one from Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail, or another free email service, and probably more than those.
Email is the one app of the 20th century that we love to hate. What happens when you get email messages stuck on the email server? For a variety of reasons, sometimes they’re just not easy to delete.
Enter MyPopBarrier, a free Mac app which logs into your email accounts, finds and lists all the messages still stored on the mail server, and gives you options to view, leave alone, or delete.
Free is good, but that means MyPopBarrier isn’t exactly pretty. Think of it as functional but not inspired by eye candy.
MyPopBarrier is smart enough to log into multiple email accounts, list the messages remaining on the server, and give you options to Purge (think ‘permanent delete’). If you have hundreds of messages on the mail server then MyPopBarrier has filters so you can grab and delete only those really worthy of permanent loss.
MyPopBarrier works fine on most POP mail servers, and there’s actually a way to use it on Google’s Gmail accounts (enter user name without the gmail.com, enter password, select server ‘pop.gmail.com’ and port 995, and SSL).
Not bad for a free way to clean out all the clutter of old email messages which have been stuck on the mail server for years.