Or, sometimes there’s so many email messages that they take forever to download. Here’s a free way to help keep your email account clean and neat so the messages you want, you get. And the messages you don’t want are easily deleted.
The Almost Free Email Utility
My Mac has a few email apps to segregate business from personal, but I keep a few utilities around to help clean up what seems to get stuck.
MyPopBarrier is a donationware Mac app which doesn’t do much, but what it does is something almost everyone needs to do from time to time.
Remove email messages from the mail server. That’s easier said than done.
Sometimes, email messages are downloaded to your Mac’s Mail app, and deleted from the server. And sometimes not.
Other times, messages with large attachments refuse to download completely from the server and clog up the process and need to be deleted.
That’s what MyPopBarrier does.
Click the image above for a larger, pop up view of the MyPopBarrier interface.
You’ll need to setup MyPopBarrier with most of the same information you use to setup an account in Mail or any email app.
MyPopBarrier isn’t an email app. Instead, it logs into your email account (and can do multiple accounts) and simply lists what’s there.
You’ll see the basic email information that’s available without downloading the message. There’s ID number, Account, From, Subject, Date, Size, and more.
Select the messages you want to delete and click the Purge button. That’s it. MyPopBarrier deletes messages without downloading them to your Mac, so it, in effect cleans out old messages that got left behind or couldn’t be downloaded.
There’s no better, easier, or more affordable way than MyPopBarrier to find, list, and delete email that gets stuck on the email server.