POP3it Pro allows you to connect to a POP3 Email Server and download your email directly into your FileMaker Pro database. With the advances in FileMaker Pro 7 and above, POP3it Pro has even more freedom to work with your email databases and to work faster than ever before. Some of the newest features are no-script downloading, SSL/TLS support, import emails from other email programs, integrated account management, and a cancel button on the status window. For a complete list of features and their descriptions, see the Features section.
No-Script Downloading Add email downloading to your database without having to write a single script!
SSL/TLS Support Download email from secure mail servers like Gmail.
Import Emails POP3it Pro can import emails from files on your hard drive in several different formats including files that have the source of a single email or files in the "mbox" format such as those used by Thunderbird and Eudora. POP3it Pro can also import emails from Apple Mail 2.x mailbox folders.
Integrated Account Management Set up all your accounts within the plug-in instead of creating a database to store them.
Cancel Downloading The new status window contains a Cancel button to gracefully quit those long downloads.
Simplified Calculation Functions Use the easy functions for quick set ups, or turn on the Advanced Functions to add power to your databases.
Contain Those Attachments Download attachments directly into container fields in your database.
Ignore Certain Attachments You can now examine attachment names before extracting them and only extract those attachments you want.
Advanced GoToMessage The new GoToMessage function can go to any message by number or Unique ID.
Reply Easier New QuoteMessage function allows you to quote reply messages just like an email client.
Timestamp Messages POP3it Pro now returns message dates as Timestamps so you no longer have to convert the date format yourself.
All New Plug-in Completely rewritten from the ground up based on years of experience in developing FileMaker Pro plug-ins.
FileMaker Pro 7+ Native Takes full advantage of the FileMaker Pro 7+ Plug-in API.
Universal Binary Runs on PPC- and Intel-based Macs. Features Brought over from POP3it Classic
Backward Compatibility Turn on the Backward Compatibility option and use your existing POP3it Classic database without changing a single script.
Extract What You Need POP3it Pro's advanced functions mimic POP3it Classic's functions to allow you to extract only what you need out of email.
Easy Loops POP3it Pro's Connect, GoToMessage, and Disconnect functions make looping through your messages a snap.
Attachments Where You Want Them Tell POP3it to save attachments anywhere on your hard drive. You can even base that location on the message content itself.
In addition to the FileMaker Pro Client version of pop3it pro, we also have a FileMaker Server Edition of pop3it pro available. The Server Edition can be installed on FileMaker Server to be used with Scheduled Scripts and/or FileMaker Server Advanced to be used with Web Publishing.
For more information about the Server Edition of pop3it pro, see the documentation.
Bug Fixes / FMP 13 Compatibility
- Fixed an issue with decoding long attachment names.
- Imported core plug-in updates from other CNS Plug-ins.
- Fixed an issue with the CheckAccount function not working under FileMaker Pro 13.
Fixed GetUniqueID bugs
- Fixed several issues/bugs related to GetUniqueID function.
Bug Fixes / New Feature
- Fixed an issue with decoding some BIG5 (Chinese) emails.
- Reworked some of the core network code to work more reliably, especially under FileMaker Server.
- Imported core plug-in updates.
- Added a new "All" parameter to the GetUniqueID function for returning all the Unique IDs at once.
Bug Fixes / Maintenance Update
- Fixed a bug in CheckAccount with inserting emails with blank date values. The new email record wasn't passing the validation checks.
- Updated the code that determines a filename for unnamed (inline) attachments to guess the correct extension based on the Content-Type of the attachment instead of just using the extension .zzz.
- Added in some code to work around PDFs that are incorrectly encoded with Quoted-Printable encoding by Outlook/Exchange.
- Imported many core updates from other CNS Plug-ins.
FileMaker Pro 11 Compatibility / Bug Fixes
- Fixed a rare hanging bug on Mac when trying reconnect after a failed connection attempt.
- Fixed problems with not being able to switch Accounts in the Account Setup Dialog on Mac under FileMaker Pro 11.
- Fixed issues with the plug-in not finding the POP3it Email/Attachment tables when using CheckAccount under FileMaker Pro 11.
- Fixed issues with generating Demo Keys for names with spaces in them.
Fixes for decoding emails / New Full Source features
- Added code to handle email text that is marked as UTF-8 but is actually ISO-8859-1.
- Fixed a bug where the AutoCheckEmail functionality could go into an endless loop.
- Extended the GetFullSource function to allow saving the full source to a file instead of returning it to FileMaker Pro.
- Extended the DisplayMessage function to allow displaying a full source message file instead of the full source from a field (to coincide with the new GetFullSource functionality).
- Fixed another issue with the CheckAccount function showing the Status Window even when specifying "false" to not show it.
- Fixed a bug where the Cancel button on the Status Window wasn't stopping the CheckAccount function.
- Reworded the parameters and definitions for several functions dealing with unreferenced inline images to better indicate what the parameter is for.
- Fixed a bug in GetAttachment where unreferenced inline images could not be pulled into a container field.
Several Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug with CheckAccount where some new emails were not being downloaded because the UIDL checking code was case-insensitive.
- Corrected a couple of Registration bugs.
- Updated the Server Plug-in code to allow AddAccount, GetAccountNames, GetAccountOption, RemoveAccount, and SetAccountOption to run even if the Demo Timeout has expired. This keeps the Server Config database from returning errors during testing.
- Added some code to better handle Apple Mails that only contained a single image.
- Fixed a bug with the Attachment FileName decoding of Apple Mail generated emails.
Account Checking Improvements / Low-level updates
- Modified the Auto Check code to only initiate the check if the user has been idle for a while to make it less interruptive.
- Fixed a bug dealing with adding an account and then immediately changing it.
- Fixed a bug with Developer Passwords.
- Fixed a bug where IsConnected could incorrectly report that it was connected.
- Imported core plug-in updates from other CNS Plug-ins.
- Improved speed and resource usage in the Check Account function.
- Fixed a low level networking issue on Windows.
New Server Edition / Many bug fixes
- Fixed a bug with retrieving unreferenced inline images/attachments.
- Fixed a bug where the Status Window was always showing when using the CheckAccount function, despite what parameters were passed in.
- Changed the way the plug-in indicates to the mail server that it's still busy/active.
- Fixed issues with the "Timed out waiting for Thread to Respond" errors.
- Updated the core protocol code based on other plug-ins.
- Updated the Status Window code to be more responsive.
- Fixed slow downs with the SetAccountOption function.
- Rewrote the CheckAccount function to work in batches of 25 messages to help with speed, responsiveness, and stability.
- Updated core plug-in code based on other plug-ins to bring Server-side support, among other things.
- Updated the Account loading code to reread account files if they've changed on the hard drive.
- Fixed issues with malformed emails.
Enhancements / Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug with DisplayMessage where the content wasn't showing up if the Subject had a Question Mark in it.
- Fixed some bugs dealing with closing files on the Mac platform.
- Fixed a bug in SaveAttachment where it wasn't saving Attachments in the correct place in certain circumstances.
- Completely rewrote/reworked the Attachment/Referenced Inline Attachment/Unreferenced Inline Attachment code to better handle emails, especially those coming from Apple's Mail.
- Fixed a bug with plain text emails not passing through character conversion routines to display non-English characters in FileMaker Pro.
- Fixed an issue with renaming files.
- Rewrote the majority of the low-level Protocol code to be more stable and work faster.
- Fixed some issues with the SSL/TLS code.
- Added some code to deal with POP3 Servers that don't allow any commands before Authentication.
- Lots of minor bug fixes/changes based on other plug-in code.
Bug Fixes / Updated Functions
- Fixed a bug that was causing the plug-in's functions to disappear after viewing the Configuration Dialog.
- Fixed some bugs dealing with registration.
- Fixed a bug dealing with inserting the email records in databases using non-US date/time formats.
- Fixed some bugs dealing with character translations to Unicode (mostly issues with the Chinese character set "gb2312").
- Added a new parameter to all the Attachment related functions to retrieve information about and extract Inline Attachments/Images.
- Fixed some issues with the Developer's Mode versions of the plug-in's functions.
- Added an "AttachPath" parameter to ConnectFile so the plug-in knows where to save attachments and inline images.
- Various other minor updates to the core plug-in code.
Inital 4.0.0 Release
Inital 4.0.0 Release