November 14, 2016

mpop 1.2.6 is released!
This release improves error exit codes when multiple accounts are queried.

May 31, 2016

mpop 1.2.5 is released!
The TLS certificate fingerprinting feature now uses SHA256 fingerprints.

February 1, 2016

mpop 1.2.4 is released!
This release now uses the system default policy with GnuTLS instead of a hardcoded one.

November 15, 2015

mpop 1.2.3 is released!
This release fixes a bug in SOCKS proxy support and the handling of non-fatal errors in TLS handshakes.
Note that starting from this version, we do not provide binaries for Windows platforms anymore.

January 13, 2015

mpop 1.2.2 is released!
This release ignores nonsensical POP3 mail and mailbox sizes (e.g. negative values) instead of reporting an error. Furthermore, a few minor issues related to IDN support were fixed.

January 5, 2015

mpop 1.2.1 is released!
This release fixes a problem on platforms where glibc does not support Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).

December 30, 2014

mpop 1.2.0 is released!
This is the new stable release. The 1.0.x series is put to rest after 7.5 years. But do not worry: 1.2.0 is fully compatible with 1.0.x. Noteworthy changes since 1.0.29:


December 17, 2014

mpop 1.2.0rc3 is released!
This is the third release candidate for the next stable version 1.2.0. Changes since 1.2.0rc2:

Please test!

December 9, 2014

mpop 1.2.0rc2 is released!
This is the second release candidate for the next stable version 1.2.0. Changes since 1.2.0rc1:

Please test!

December 2, 2014

mpop 1.2.0rc1 is released!
This is a release candidate for the next stable version 1.2.0. It contains a few more new features and changes than usual, but is still compatible to versions 1.0.x. The most important changes are:

Please test!

March 9, 2014

mpop 1.0.29 is released!
This release fixes a minor bug in command line parsing.

April 22, 2013

mpop 1.0.28 is released!
This release fixes building the documentation with texinfo version 5.x.

May 1, 2012

mpop 1.0.27 is released!
This version fixes a minor problem with a network-related error message.

January 7, 2012

mpop 1.0.26 is released!
This version fixes a problem with configurations that use OpenSSL and at the same time do not use GNU SASL. (If you use a different configuration, there's no reason to upgrade.)

October 16, 2011

mpop 1.0.25 is released!
This release fixes a few problems, and marks DIGEST-MD5 authentication as deprecated (see RFC 6331).

April 27, 2011

mpop 1.0.24 is released!
This is a cleanup release that updates the build system and removes old cruft and unnecessary complexity, without changing the functionality of the program.

January 17, 2011

mpop 1.0.23 is released!
This release fixes SCRAM-SHA-1 authentication via GNU SASL.
If you use a version of mpop that supports SCRAM-SHA-1 authentication via libgsasl (see the output of mpop --version), then an update is recommended.

December 30, 2010

mpop 1.0.22 is released!
This release adds a passwordeval command that allows to set the password to the output of a program invocation.

July 3, 2010

mpop 1.0.21 is released!
This minor update mainly fixes build problems with newer OpenSSL versions and with disabled TLS/SSL support.

March 20, 2010

mpop 1.0.20 is released!
This release adds support for authentication mechanism SCRAM-SHA-1 via GNU SASL. The new command tls_fingerprint allows one to trust one particular TLS certificate, in case tls_trust_file cannot be used for some reason. The new script manages Gnome Keyring passwords for mpop.

October 24, 2009

mpop 1.0.19 is released!
This release contains a security fix: When using OpenSSL, NUL characters in the Common Name or Subject Alternative Name fields of certificates are now handled properly. This fixes the problem described here. Note that mpop is not affected by this problem if GnuTLS is used.
Furthermore, mpop can now handle mail boxes larger than 2 GiB even on 32bit systems (previously, this worked only on 64bit systems).

September 8, 2009

mpop 1.0.18 is released!
This release adds support for delivery to Exchange pickup directories and fixes some minor problems.

April 11, 2009

mpop 1.0.17 is released!
This release fixes some minor glitches.
The source code repository moved from CVS to Git.

December 27, 2008

mpop 1.0.16 is released!
This release adds support for storing passwords in the GNOME keyring.
Update: The binary for Windows contained a bug and was replaced by version 1.0.16+20081227.

September 18, 2008

mpop 1.0.15 is released!
This release fixes two bad bugs:

Everyone is encouraged to upgrade!

June 7, 2008

mpop 1.0.14 is released!
The following changes are noteworthy in this release:

March 13, 2008

mpop 1.0.13 is released!
Support to store passwords using the Mac OS X keychain was added by Jay Soffian. Performance problems when using GnuTLS were fixed.

November 28, 2007

mpop 1.0.12 is released!
This release fixes some minor bugs.

September 18, 2007

The LinuxUser Magazine (in german) has an article about mpop in issue 10/2007, to be released on September 20, 2007. The article was written by Andreas Kneib.
The magazine already ran an article by the same author on msmtp in issue 04/2005. Msmtp shares much of its source code with mpop.

August 1, 2007

mpop 1.0.11 is released!
Bug fixes and improvements for large POP3 mail boxes with thousands of mails were made, thanks to Dimitrios Apostolou.
The license was updated to GPLv3 or later (source code) and GFDLv1.2 or later (documentation).

June 7, 2007

mpop 1.0.10 is released!
A bug in the UID handling code was fixed. The bug was introduced in version 1.0.7.
As a consequence, if you update from version 1.0.7-1.0.9, the first invocation of this new mpop version will download all mails from the server, even mails that were retrieved before. Sorry for the inconvenience.

April 9, 2007

mpop 1.0.9 is released! This is a security update.

An update is recommended.

March 20, 2007

mpop 1.0.8 is released!
This version has improved capability detection for servers that are not 100% standards compliant. For example, POP3 pipelining is now automatically used for and some other servers.

January 29, 2007

mpop 1.0.7 is released!
This version now works with the POP3 server, thanks to a patch by Benji Fisher.

January 21, 2007

mpop 1.0.6 is released!
Some build and installation problems were fixed.
The default value for the pipelining setting is now auto. The values on and off now have a slightly different meaning: they force pipelining on or off regardless of server capabilities. If you use pipelining on and your POP3 sessions hang, switch to pipelining auto.

November 6, 2006

mpop 1.0.5 is released!
This release fixes yet another build problem.

November 5, 2006

mpop 1.0.4 is released!
Some minor build problems were fixed, and the gnulib portability library was updated.
Using OpenSSL on Mac OS X works again.

September 23, 2006

mpop 1.0.3 is released!
Support for GNU SASL was fixed (it was broken in 1.0.2).
A spanish translation was added by Carlos Martín Nieto. Thanks a lot!

August 20, 2006

mpop 1.0.2 is released!
Minor bugs were fixed, and some portability issues were solved.
The configuration command tls_force_sslv3 was added. This is needed to use TLS/SSL with some old and broken servers.

July 23, 2006

mpop 1.0.1 is released!
Minor bugs were fixed, and some portability issues were solved.
The default UIDLS file changed from ~/.mpop_uidls to ~/.mpop_uidls/%U_at_%H. %U and %H will be replaced with the user and host name of an account. This means that every account uses its own UIDLS file now.
If you update from mpop-1.0.0, you must do one of the following:

May 25, 2006

mpop 1.0.0 is released!
Finally :)
Thanks to everybody who helped with this.
This release adds the --all-accounts (-a) option to query all accounts in the configuration file.
Some bugs were fixed, so everybody is invited to upgrade to this version.
Important update:
Please note that the original mpop-1.0.0.tar.bz2 archive accidentally missed the file gnulib/nanosleep.h. This caused compilation errors.
Since the original file was only online for a few minutes, I simply replaced it with a fixed version. If you have the defective archive, please download the new version of the file.
Thanks to Marco Ferra for reporting this issue so fast.

March 23, 2006

mpop 0.8.5 is released!
Again, one more beta release before 1.0.0.
This time, my excuse is the large number of small changes, and the addition of optional support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) via GNU Libidn.
Please test this release!

February 14, 2006

mpop 0.8.4 is released!
One more beta release before 1.0.0, because a bug fix and a feature addition introduced some new code. Please test this release!
Binaries for Windows are available again.

December 27, 2005

mpop 0.8.3 is released!
Only a few minor tweaks were made in preparation of the upcoming 1.0.0 release.
The development moved to a public CVS repository on SourceForge, and the mailing list mpop-users was created. Everyone is invited to participate!

Older news are in the news archive.