Sparrow Adds Support for POP Email Accounts

NewImageEarlier this year, popular OS X email client Sparrow arrived on the iPhone. It received much acclaim, but was criticized for lacking several seemingly critical email client features, including support for POP email accounts and push notifications.

Sparrow's developers have promised to add push notifications in a future update, but support for POP email accounts arrived in an update today, reports The Next Web.
The developers behind the popular Apple-focused email client Sparrow have today pushed a new update for its iPhone application, bringing its mobile client on par with the desktop version with the inclusion of full POP support.

What does this mean? Well, you will now be able to add Yahoo, Hotmail and any other private email accounts that you use on a daily basis, adding to the full Gmail and Google Apps support it already has.
Sparrow is available on the iPhone for $2.99 [Direct Link], with an iPad version coming soon.



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87 months ago
Why are updates to Sparrow news?
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87 months ago
I'd have this but I don't want two Mail apps on my phone, (or two very similar apps of any kind for that matter), unless I expressly needed them.
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87 months ago
man Sparrow must be throwing wads of money to MR; it seems that every single update 'deserves' to be in page 2 stories... :rolleyes:
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87 months ago
Still no push? Dangit
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87 months ago
Why would anyone use POP over imap?
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87 months ago

Why are updates to Sparrow news?


Why are updates to Sparrow adding POP a better question. When they add push notification that is news.
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87 months ago

Why would anyone use POP over imap?


As far as I know, Hotmail still does not support IMAP, so a lot of Hotmail users have to use POP if they don't have Exchange or ActiveSync-ready mail clients.

I love Sparrow for the Mac and really like the iPhone client, but it is annoying how iOS will still default to the built-in Mail app for certain actions. And with Mail FINALLY allowing for multiple email signatures and pull-to-refresh, I may move back to it in iOS 6.
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87 months ago
POP? What is this, 1994?
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87 months ago

POP? What is this, 1994?


No, it's more likely a limited mailbox size and there are people strolling around in the business world that have several gigabytes of emails in their inbox - and who are learning-resistant and don't know how to manage their messages properly. And then there are email clients that don't properly handle IMAP and OFFLINE access to IMAP accounts.
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87 months ago
Who would be backwards and dumb enough to use POP?
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