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                      MessagePopup I I Help Manual

What is MessagePopupII
How to use
1 Send Message
2 Diary
3 Alarm
4 File Transfer
5 Setup
6 IP

Trouble Shooting

Language Support


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What is MessagePopup II (MsgPopup II)
MessagePopup is Message Communication program in LAN for free of charge.
Simply Install & Send a message. Also can send a file and save logs .
It has Diary, Alarm . Everything is for making your work easy.

It is suitable for small office. not for big company. do not need server.

 OS: windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 and over ( XP and over is recommended) 
 LAN card : TCP/IP protocol installed .
 If use dynamic IP, make static IP with your network card MAC in DHCP server.
 Display resolution : At least 800 X 600, (over 1024 X 768 recommended).

On Windows XP or over version, should  allow access private network in the Firewall
when you first install a MessagePopup, the window that you can allow access private networks pops up.
(XP) Click Unblock / (Win10, etc) check box of private network and click Allow access.

 If do not allow,  can not see users list.
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* Install Notice *
 When Install program in computer that is already installed  and
  do not want to delete log setup attached files,  Just close msgpopup running
 (right click  msgpopup icon on system tray and exit), And execute install file.(overwrite)
  If uninstall MessagePopup, delete MessagePopup folder including sub folders
  (down, log, date, etc ) and files(attached files, setup files)

   If you want to messagepopup to another PC. Close msgpopup and  compress C:\Program Files\MessagePopup folder
   and  Install msgpopup to new PC , and  decompress that file to same folder. check  correctly overwrite it.
    Decompress can make another sub MessagePopup folder.

How to use
Message Popup searches for Message Popup users on your network when starting,
or when you click the [CONN] connection button.
When receive a message, it will popup with a sound.
To exit program, right click the system tray icon , and select exit.  
To make the popup window pop up , simply press[CTL+SHIFT]
To make the popup window disappear, simply press [Esc]   when activated. Anytime [CTL+SHIFT]  
Or click system close button
If you don't want window to popup when a message is received, right click the system tray icon,
and select  [Icon Window]
To see this manual at any time, press [F1]  or click  [About] and help

The developer writes:
Even though this program is little, I'm glad if many people use this program.
Special Thanks to My family and my friends and many testers and users..


1. Select recipients in the upper current users .
    You can use Shift and CTL    key to multiselect , and push [Down Arrow]
    You can use mouse to select  below users.Just click  and drag down .
    Right click on the users list box, and select [All->Recipients]to select all users
    Or, select all users and click [Down two Arrow]

2.In lower memo window, write a memo.

3. Click [Send]or [CTL+S].


  When replying to a received message, press [Reply].
  When replying to the all recipients, press [Reply All].
  When forwarding a received message, press [F.W]. and select recipients.
  To clear memo , click [New] or [CTL+N].
  Received Messages 30, Sent Messages 30 are reserved .
  After 30, when new message is arrived, the older messages are deleted.
  If you want change Max message number, click [Gear] and Log tab, change it.
 Recipients are cleared after sending a message. To avoid it, Click [NO CLR] .
  When communicating with same people, It is useful.
  If you want to use this function for default on startup, [Gear] and Startup tab, check it.



1. Click [Calendar] .

2. Click each [Day] button to enter memo in the day.

3. To Make your day to a memorial day
     Click [MyDay] ,and write solar/lunar ,day, holiday and name , Click [+] .
    solar/lunar :  Some countries (some Asia) use lunar calendar like Korea.
    world calendar is solar .Just user solar.
    holiday : If that day is holiday, select 1 . That day is marked with red day in calendar.


  * Depend on your country, can change holiday manually in holiday.txt 
     (default  C:\Program Files\MessagePopup\date\holiday.txt ).  
     Default holiday is 1/1 and 12/25.(you can delete as you want)
  (ex) solar;01;03;Test;1;  
           solar= solar or lunar  (case sensitive)
           01;03= month/day
           Test=day name
           1=red day( holiday)  (if non red day = 0)



1. Click [alarm] to input alarm time or alarm day.

 2. In the Sound setup tab, can select alarm sound file and choose alarm option.

 3. In the Internet, Computer Time Sync Tab, can synchronize computer time with
     Internet Time Server time.

File Transfer

1. Select Recipient and write message.

2. Click [Clip] and select a file to send.
    Or, select a file to send in the Explorer, and Drag & Drop in the main window. 

3. When a file is attached , [Clip] color is changed to [Red Clip]

4. Click [Send] to send a message and an attachment

5. Received file is saved in C:\Program Files\MessagePopup\down
    In [Download Dir]Tab, change the down dir.

     Click [Clip]button and click [Goto Down DIR] ,then goto down directory.  
     Or, Click blue bar at upper writing msg box to open down dir
     Or, right click and select [Open explorer]
     Or, If you want to open an attached file on received msg, click [blue bar] at upper
          received message box. If attached file is exist, file is opened, else down dir is opened.



Network Tab

1. Different Network from my network.
    To communicate with IP address users that have different ahead three ip unit,
    input the ahead three number in edit box.
    Do not need to input your network ip. (My network is default searching network regardless of your input in that edit box)

2. Group Name , User Name
    To change My MessagePopup user name or group name, Input new name in " User Name" or "Group Name"
    Group name is not necessary if you do not use group.
    If input group name, can classify users according to the group name in combo box.

3. Communication Group
   When several different groups are using same LAN and do not want to  communicate each other,
   All users of your communication group select group
B (or etc).
   Only same Communication group(B) users are visible to each other. (default = A Group)


 1. Change Users ListBox color or font. Change Messaage  Window color or font .
     Or You can use default color

 2. Set Message Window Font Size.

 3. Select Font Language . Default is for your Windows Font Language

 4. Click [Save Listbox width] to save users istbox width.
     Or right click on the users list box, and Click [Save Listbox width].


 1, To disable sound of coming msg, check the checkboxes.
     Select Sound a wave file that you want.

 2. Default saving numbers of received and sent msg is 30. If you want to change that number, change it.

 3. When want to find log file or text on the log files, use the button [Goto Log DIR] or [Find in Log DIR].
     To delete all log files , click [clear All logs] button

Unlock )

     When you are absent ,and do not want somebody simply click and see your messages ,
     you can set up a password to protect messages.
     Select Password tab, and setup password .
     Right click system tray icon, and select [Password Lock]
     When you click system tray icon or Icon window, it will request a password
     before anyone can see a Message.
     To unlock, right click system tray icon, and select [Password  Unlock]

If you lost password, just restart MessagePoup program, and setup new password.


1. Startup option
  Select Minimized or NoPopup or Icon Window , when program starting.
  No Popup and Icon Window are function of right click menu on tray icon. On starting, that function is enabled.

 2.Hot Key
  To disable hotkey check the check button.
  You can change the Hotkey as one in the combobox list.

3. [No CLR] Enable on starting.
     Can enable [NO CLR] on starting.
     [NO CLR] function is that  recipient lists on recipients box are not cleared after sending msg, 

4. Enter and Send

right click in the writing msg box, and select
To do previous function on staring,
[Gear] button -> Startup Tab , and check [Enable Enter and Send On starting]


Down Folder

Select the folder for attached files of receiving.
(Default folder :  MessagePopup folder\down)

Send to IP internet user

1. Click [IP]

2. Input IP and name.

3. Click [+]  to add the user to recipient list.

4. When receive a message using above method (sender header is @),
   if you want to add that ip and name, Click [IP] and Click [->]


* Internet communication is not warranted. If you or recipient use dynamic ip
  or virtual ip, it can not be communicated.
  And in internet world , lots of problem  are exist like firewall, router, etc.
  MessagePopup is for Lan network. IP function is just optional


ETC Functions


1. [Connection Refresh] Connection Refresh
    Some computers shut down with abnormal Windows Shut down. Or plug off Lan cable and shutdown. Or abnormal Starting Windows.
    On this time Message Popup should search users list by manually with this button.

2. [Group] Save Group : Click to save upper recipients to my group.
   ( Can give \group dir files to other users, just copy and overwrite them)

3. [Load Group] Load Group: Click to load saved my group.
  Doubleclick the group in the list or [Load] button.

4. [Auto Forward Memo] Auto Forward Msg: Click button and write message .
   When receiving a message, it will automatically send this message to the sender.
   To off this function, click this button again and click Cancel button.

5. [Absent] Absent:  When receive a message, automatically send an absent message to the sender.
      When you send a message, Absent is off.

6. Icon Window :
   If you don't want popup when a message is received, right click the system tray icon,
  and select  [Icon Window] . When receiving a new message, that Icon window is blinking.
  To stop blinking and see that message, click that Icon window.

7. NoPopup On receiving
     If you don't want popup when a message is received and also do not want Icon window, 
     right click the system tray icon and select  [NoPopup On receiving] . On receiving message, just tray icon is blinking.

6. Simple Message  : Hello, Thank ,Yes, No, Ok , Wait button

8.  [MY] My Message :
   Can save frequent using message.
   Click [MY] button , write a message and click [+]button
   When you want input that message in the memo box, Click [MY] button, and
   double click the message that you want or click [Add Selected Msg]

  * 1 ~ 9 messages can be added with [CTL +1] ~ [CTL +9] in the Send  memo box

9. [Special Char] Special Characters Table
    Depend on your Language, this characters are shown or broken. (2 characters Font Language can show this characters)
    Emoticon table is for users who use emoticons. This Emoticons are common used characters. You can easily understand it.

10. [Find Com] Find Computer name
  Click [Find] button to find a computer name to send a message.
  (Only computer that uses same network ip with yours can be found)

11. [Pin] Fix current message
  Click [PIN] button to fix the message in received message window.
  It can avoid message changing by new message when you see the message.

12. [extract recipients] Get recipients list from a last sent message
  Select  a last message.
  Click [Get recipients list] button  (the left of sending result box )

13. Enter and Send
If you want to send a message with Enter key,
right click in the writing box, and select
To do previous function on staring,
[Gear] button -> Startup Tab , and check [Enable Enter and Send]

14. Open Explorer
In the message box, right click and select
[Open Explorer] 
,then Explorer is executed with Down directory.
click [blue bar] at upper  sent message box
    After select internet address with mouse, right click and select
[Open Explorer]
,then Internet Explorer is executed with that Internet address.

15. Open Attached File
   If you want to open an attached file on received msg, click [blue bar] at upper
          received message box. If attached file is exist, file is opened, else down dir is opened.
    Or, right click and select [Open Attachment],then that file is opened .

16. When you click the [earth icon], MessagePopup Home is opened.
      If you want to change that address to your favorite internet address,
      right click on that map, and input new address.
      If blank, down dir is home

17. Open Attached Files Folder
     On the right top of received message  window,
[Folder icon].  
     When you click it, will open attached files down folder.

18. Mouse right click menu
   Right click in the sending memo window, and select short cut command Key Summary
 [CTL + Shift]Pop Up/ Pop Down
 [Ctl + S]  Send
[Ctl + N]  New
[Ctl + R]  Reply
[Ctl + L]  Reply All
[Ctl + F]  Forward
[Ctl + U]  Attach(Upload File)
[Ctl + 1] -  [Ctl + 9]  MyMsg 1 – 9
[Ctl + E]  Enter&Send

Trouble Shooting

Network Setting

When there are several different networks from my network IP.
( Ahead Three unit of IP is my network. X.X.X )

Your computer A =
Same network   B =
Different network C,D = ,
Different networks S = ~

1)ping test to computer in different network
   On Dos command
   C:> ping
   C:> ping
     reply should be arrived.

2) Different network 10.10.20.X and 10.10.30.X
   (1)  Setup -> network tab , input 10.10.30 to different network .
   (2) And you do not want to communicate not all 10.10.20. network users.
        Just only two and are my concern.
       You do not want to let 10.10.20 network users know my name.
         [IP]-> Input two ,  ,and click [+].
   (3) [Connection Refresh]  click to refresh network users.

  * Of course you can also input 10.10.30 to different network setting.
    But, if do that, searching time , it takes long time.
    So, If you want to communicate with only a few people in different network,
    IP function is useful.
   Then, What should do In computer  C and D?
     input 10.10.10 and 10.10.30 to different network setting.
    In S, 10.10.10.X -> different network setting
 and -> IP Setting.

You can setup your Network with above functions.

Internet is OK,
but, no users list

Since version from Window XP, use the Windows Firewall.
The firewall block program uses the network.
So, to use the MessagePopup, you must allow access the personal network in Firewall.
By default, when you first install a MessagePopup, the window that you can allow access private networks pops up.
(XP) Click Unblock / (Win10, etc) check box of private network and click Allow access.

If you did not allow access permission at first executing, users list is not listed.
Solution) Windows Control Panel (Start-Control Panel, In case win10, right click Start icon- Control Panel)
-Security Center (System and Security) - Firewall
XP -Firewall  : Exceptions tab - check on box of MsgPopup, If do not have MsgPopup in the list, click Add Program, add MsgPopup
Win10, Etc- firewall : allow an app through firewall- click Change settings - check on boxes of MsgPopup name, private  public
(if MsgPopup not in the list, click Allow another app - Add MsgPopup)

  Windows XP image guide
Windows 10 image guide

Two LAN cards

If one computer has two LAN cards, check MY network on Gear-> network tab.
If My network is different from the network that you want to use, switch two LAN card IP and Cable.
Or input two networks to Gear-> network tab -> different network.  And click [Connection Refresh] button for refreshing 

Network  Port

If you are network manager, allow below TCP/IP port  in the network devices
 TCP port : 6713, 6715   
 UDP 6711(A group) ~ 6716(F group)

 If you have problem or question, visit MsgPopup home and use faq or board.

  Language Support
  ver 4.0.0 support  language English, Korean