In the past, if you wanted to read your Outlook email while away from your primary computer you needed to have Outlook "leave messages on server," or set up a "shadow" account with Yahoo! or HotMail. GoPOP changes all of that!
GoPOP runs on your primary PC alongside Outlook, and lets you access your email from a remote computer (or other device) when you're away. You can read your email by connecting to your primary computer with any standard email reader: a cell phone, a PDA, or even a mail program at a cybercafe!
GoPOP is different from traditional remote-access solutions in several ways:
See your filtered mail. Since your remote mail reader is actually retrieving mail directly from Outlook on your primary computer, all of your Outlook filters for incoming mail will have already been applied, so any junk mail that you've filtered out won't be seen.
You can read email in any folder, not just your Inbox. GoPOP can let you read email that you've filed away into subfolders.
You don't have to leave a copy of your messages on the original POP server. Messages left on the server are often deleted after several days. GoPOP avoids this problem and lets you see all of your email. (You can even look into your Deleted Items folder to see any mail that you've deleted!)
No "shadow" accounts required. With GoPOP, you no longer have to keep a shadow account at Yahoo! or HotMail just to be able to access your email remotely. No more need to delete the same junk mail from two accounts.
Better performance than synchronization. If you normally perform a full synchronization between a handheld device (such as a Palm) and your computer, you'll get better performance by using GoPOP. GoPOP lets you use a remote mail reader that lets you see mail headers before downloading the whole mail message. This enables you to avoid downloading junk mail or other messages that you don't want to read.
No special reader software is required. You can use any standard reader to read your email. Check your email with your cell phone, Palm VII, or any mail program installed on a remote PC (desktop, laptop, etc.).
Microsoft Exchange is not required. Some corporations install Exchange so that their users can access their email remotely. GoPOP eliminates the need for Exchange (but still supports it if that's the solution you use).