Setting up PSFPOP3

These instructions are available as a PDF-file. To view the file, you need an application like Acrobat Reader.

  1. Download the file and unzip it into some appropriate location with utility such as WinZip. Remember to use such options that the directory structure stored in the ZIP-file is restored when unzipping.
  2. Create a shortcut in your Start-menu's Startup-folder (so that the application starts whenever your computer starts). You can also create a key in the registry, but you do this on your own risk. If you're unsure about editing the registry, don't touch it.
  3. Start the program by double clicking the application's executable file (PSFPOP3.EXE)
  4. Now you can set everything up the way you want...



  1. Now you need to edit the settings of your mail client (Outlook Express, Eudora, Pegasus, Netscape, or whatever it is you're using to read your mail) ...
    • This differs so much between every mail client, that it's just best I give the correct settings here - not everybody has all these settings, but I believe you can use you own mail client a lot better than me...
      • Server / Host: If you have a static IP-address, you can use it. If you have a dynamic IP-address, or you're uncertain what the heck I'm talking about, should work in any case (that is the universal "this machine" IP-address).
      • Server port: what ever you decided to set up in the "Settings"-tab. Normally this is 110, but your mileage may vary, as I told earlier. Outlook Express users should note the following: If you're creating a new account, you can't set the port number at first. You need to set all the other information first, then reopen the created account and change the port from the "Advanced"-tab. This only applies of course, if you've set up the server to be on some other port than 110.
      • User / Username: what ever you decided to set up in the "Settings"-tab. I certainly hope you didn't leave the default values there - believe me... those are the ones a 1337 h4x0r tries out first.
      • Pass / Password: what ever you decided to set up in the "Settings"-tab. I certainly hope you didn't leave the default values there - believe me... those are the ones a 1337 h4x0r tries out first.
      • Use SSL / Secure server connection: Many mail clients don't offer this possibility, but even if yours does, select "NO" - SSL-layer has not been implemented.
      • Leave copy of messages on server: If you wish to be able to retrieve the same messages from some other location (possibly your machine at work if you've installed PSFPOP3 at home machine or vice versa), you should choose "YES". PSFPOP3 fully supports POP3-protocols UIDL-command, so this setting just depends on your personal preference.
      • SMTP Server / Outgoing mail: I don't know. Use whatever you've used before. PSFPOP3 is not intended to filter outgoing mail.


  2. If you have a firewall (firewalls are cool, you know... It's sexy to own a firewall of your own), you need to allow PSFPOP3.EXE to access the servers you have account on. Only the specific port needs to be allowed (usually 110, but as said, your mileage may vary). Also you need to accept connections from your own machine in the local port 110 (or whatever you set in the "Server settings") and if you want (I wouldn't suggest this however) from other machines in the Internet if you wish to use this filtered account from some other machine than the localhost. For the Google-check to work, you also need to give PSFPOP3.EXE access to read and send at port 80. Also if you decide to allow usage of blacklists, you need to let PSFPOP3 transmit and receive ICMP-messages.
  1. If you wish, you can set up the application to start automatically every time Windows is started. This is only usefull if you have such a connection that usually is up (like ADSL or direct LAN-connection to the Internet). The easiest way to do this is to create a shortcut in your "Startup"-folder (under the Windows "Start"-menu).
  2. Ok. That's it - you're all ready to rock. If everything went well, PSFPOP3 should have sent you a mail message (into your mail client, of course) telling everything is fine. If this doesn't happen, re-read the instructions and check what went wrong, usually it's just something you haven't noticed. If things still don't work out, you can contact the author of the program at