Email clients are applications used to access remote mail servers, retrieve mail from them, compose and send. Such email clients as Outlook, or Eudora are widely used by the majority of users. Here are several more email clients worth mentioning.
Thunderbird is a full-feature email program designed to help Internet users better manage their inbox and stay informed. Thunderbird offers a great number of ways of organizing and displaying your folders. You can display your folders by recently viewed, favorites, or folders containing unread messages. It allows you to “tag” messages with descriptors such as “Done” or “To Do” as well as create your own tags that are specific to your needs. Thunderbird works on Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 and XP, as well as Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2 and Solaris.
Microsoft Outlook offers an excellent solution for managing your information. Office Outlook 2007 innovations enables you to quickly search your communications, organize your work, and better share your information with others — all from one place. Office Outlook calendaring functionality provide easy ways to share your calendar with anyone within or outside of your organization, giving your important contacts immediate access to your information. Now you can use it to search for keywords, dates, or other flexible criteria to locate items in your e-mail, calendar, contacts, or tasks to save valuable time. Instant Search is fully integrated within the interface so you never have to leave Outlook to find the information you need.
Outlook Express – is one of the most popular e-mail programs. It comes free with all Windows and Macintosh operating systems now. It has a simple interface, and allows users to send and receive e-mail as well as newsgroup messages. Unfortunately, it is targeted for viruses a lot more than other e-mail clients. So you have to be very careful when opening e-mail messages in Outlook Express, as virus code can be executed very easily.
The Bat! is an mail client for Windows, specializing in POP3 email support. Unlike other email applications, The Bat! does not start scripts automatically. The Bat! benefits of its own HTML viewing mechanism – Robin HTML Viewer, as well as of its own image viewing module. These mechanisms protect you from viruses aimed at operating system mechanisms vulnerability. Windows Vista users should know that The Bat! benefits of Windows Vista’s Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for protecting the computer from viruses and malicious codes spread via email. You can download a fully functional demo version of the software which will operate for 30 days; after that, you’ll have to buy a license to continue using it.