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Popular Email Clients Reviewed
By: Barzan 'Tony' Antal
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    2008-04-02

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  • Popular Email Clients Reviewed
  • Webmail
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Opera Mail (M2)
  • Outlook 2007
  • Final Words

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    Popular Email Clients Reviewed - Final Words


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    You've come to the end of this review. By now you should feel prepared to choose one of the clients presented here or maybe another alternative. Either way, I have given you a comprehensive review of a few of the most popular email clients. You can pick any other client, go by the same scheme of reviewing, and see for yourself how they work and what their offerings are.

    Before we finish this article I am going to suggest a commercial email client. It is "The Bat!" developed by RITLabs. It is a very sophisticated and feature-laden stand-alone email client that has won numerous awards and prizes (52 to be exact - link).

    It is much respected in the world of email clients, occupying a top position mostly thanks to the following characteristics: protection of privacy (support for authentication protocols and encryptions), an HTML rendering and displaying system that defends the user from malicious codes, a smart sorting function that also features auto-responding or confirmation mails, and it is jam-packed with lots of templates, too.

    We could also mention the following features: fast address book and the powerful import wizard, multi-language interface, built-in backup systems to prevent accidental data loss, and even accidental deletion (message parking). Combine this with a text-editor that supports highlighting and anti-spam features (Bayesian).

    All in all, it is a very solid client that, despite its huge list of features, has very low system requirements. It might be a great deal if you or your business wants an "out of box" product that is simply fantastic. It's free to try it, but acquiring a license costs $25, $35, and $45 for student, home, and pro editions, respectively.

    If you prefer a freeware alternative to the ones presented in this review, then I'd advocate checking out the following: Pegasus Mail (unfortunately the project was discontinued in 2007 due to dwindling financial support and apparently it is expected to become a donationware).

    Furthermore, we can't forget about Eudora (the light edition of v7 is freeware and starting from v8, the "Pegasus" is completely freeware), Koma-Mail (the approach is minimalist without sacrificing security and it's a client that doesn't require installation, thus, a handy utility for a removable USB stick), and Revolver Mail (the email client that's able to act as a centralized communication system, allowing users to share the same calendar, etc.; it lacks anti-spam functions, but it renders HTML very securely).

    That's all for now, but please keep in mind that you can reach our community at "DevHardware Forums." If you have any consumer electronics, hardware, or software related questions, then don't hesitate to ask us - We aim to please.


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