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Top Six Email Clients

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emailclients.JPGEmail client is a frontend computer program used to manage emails. It also provides a calendar, task and contact management, note taking, a journal and web browsing. It can be used as a stand-alone application. It’s where we read, send and organize our emails. You must be aware of Microsoft Outlook. It is a perfect example of an email client. For some days I was searching for any client other than Outlook. Finally I found the following six email clients as the best in the market.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free open source, cross-platform email client. It has quickly gained huge popularity in recent years. Backed by the Mozilla open source community and having a good extension framework, this has become the best open source email client software. Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure and very functional email client and RSS feed reader. It lets you handle mail efficiently and with style, and Mozilla Thunderbird filters away junk mail too. It is extremely easy to use, very powerful and robust.

Operamail client is integrated with the Opera browser, and lets you send, receive, sort and search your e-mails quicker and easier than with conventional e-mail programs. Its features: imports all your existing e-mails and contacts, supports multiple e-mail accounts, using both POP and IMAP, sort and SearchFull-text indexing of all your e-mails to help you find the one you’re looking for, search for sender, date, subject or content and Opera Mail will find it for you in seconds, combine any variables to narrow your search, filter e-mails to display only those related to a certain topic or project, label your incoming e-mails as important, to do, call back, funny etc.

is a popular email client for the KDE desktop (Linux) which supports IMAP, POP3 and SMTP, secure logons with SSL, TLS or DIGEST-MD5, signing and encrypting of emails (both PGP and GnuPG are supported), reading of HTML mails, anti-spam functions, supports all international character sets, powerful search and filter functions, spell checking, imports folders from many other mail clients, highly integrated with other components

Mulberry is perhaps the most powerful email client around. It has been designed with IMAP in mind, but provides excellent POP support too. It does require some time to get used to, but it is well worth the effort. Cross platform and free. Mulberry is an Open Source, distributed under an Apache 2 style license.It is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux platforms.

is a fantastic, well thought out windows email client. It is smart throughout, making your emailing experience faster and enjoyable. Its somewhat fanatical followers are a good sign that once you try it it is not easy to let it go. You can create multiple mailboxes, of course. Moreover, you can create multiple “profiles” for each mailbox. This feature is especially useful if you use laptop computer. You can switch between several different settings, like “LAN” and dialup, for the same mailbox. You can write HTML e-mail with Becky!. If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer ver5 or higher installed, Becky! is a complete HTML enabled e-mail client. “Plug-In” Interface enables third parties to create useful plug-ins to customize Becky! for your particular needs. Actually, Becky!’s voice message and PGP functionality are the plug-ins.

The Bat!
During the period of POP emails, Bat was known as the best email client. It is gaining speed on the IMAP side too, but is still way behind other emails clients in this list. If you are not going to use IMAP, then this is probably the best client for you. It contains spell checker dictionaries, multilingual interface, possibility for hardware authentication with mail servers, message base encryption, smiles etc.

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    Your definition of email clients is vague. I am giving the correct definition.

    An application that runs on a personal computer or workstation and enables you to send, receive and organize e-mail. It’s called a client because e-mail systems are based on a client-server architecture. Mail is sent from many clients to a central server, which re-routes the mail to its intended destination.

    Rimet Santo on March 1st, 2008
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    Tarun on March 1st, 2008
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    Abhishek Kumar on March 2nd, 2008