You might stumble upon a torrent or nzb file that you want to download without the ability to do so right away because you are not at your computer system. Maybe you are at work or school. Most users email the website link or the torrent to one of their email accounts and check their email accounts when they are at their computer system to start the download.
MailBin 2 has been designed to provide users with a valid alternative. The application will basically monitor a specified Gmail account for emails with a specific phrase attached to them. These email messages are then scanned for nzb, torrent and zipped attachments which are then extracted and saved to a local directory.
The safest way of using the program would be to create a new Gmail account and use it exclusive for these files. The user needs to enable POP3 access in the Gmail account and instruct Gmail to delete messages after they have been received via POP3. The Gmail account information and a unique passphrase have to be entered into the Mailbin application. Mailbin will then process all incoming messages in the form firstname.lastname@example.org and ignore the rest.
The files are then copied into specified directories on the local computer system from where they can be processed automatically by an appropriate software program. Other features include:
- Support for an unlimited number of account and passphrase combinations
- Account login information encryption
- Ability to download NZB and .Torrent files along with Zip archives
- User-defined email download interval and number of messages to scan
- Simple, easy to use interface with a small footprint
- Ability to pause email retrieval
- Minimizable to system tray
The main benefit of using Mailbin 2 is that the NZB and Torrent files do get processed immediately on a computer system which could mean that the downloads can be started right away. Mailbin 2 is a portable software program for the Microsoft Windows operating system.Advertisement
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