Thursday, November 19, 2009

Free Robust Email clients and Archiving/Backup Software

Email Clients

Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured email client where you can organise, secure and customize using add ons/extensions. You can access Gmail, Hotmail and read RSS feeds. It lets you handle mail efficiently and with style, and Mozilla Thunderbird filters away junk mail too. If you are using Gmail you can make Thunderbird look like Gmail using Gmail UI addon. Gmail and Thunderbird for offiline will be a killer combination. Here are the 5 extension to make Gmail friendly Thunderbird. It is available of Win, Mac, and Linux

Opera Mail email client is a slick and flexible interface that will satisfy almost all your email needs, and Opera integrates RSS feeds in this experience as well. Fast access anywhere, offline access your mails and organize all your email accounts in one place - AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, and Hotmail. It supports POP and IMAP protocols. It is available of Win, Mac, and Linux.

DreamMail is one of the best email client software. It was designed to handle multi-user and multi email account. The supported protocols are POP3, SMTP, eSMTP, Yahoo and Hotmail. You also have a supplementary remote mail box access function you can use to logon your mail account remotely and check the mail content, preview and even delete messages directly from the server. With a click f a butto you can record voice and send it to the user. The combination use of mail filter, blacklist and white list, can sort out the junk mail effectively. It is available for Win.
other key features:
Templates and signatures management
Antispam filter, scan every dangerous file
Rules for messages

IncrediMail is a fun and easy to use email client that adds spice to the messages you send while protecting you from spam, phishing and fraud attempts in a convenient manner. Unfortunately, IncrediMail lacks some productivity features if you have to deal with large amounts of mail.It is available only for Win. It is more suitable for sending birthday, anniversary, and other wishes. Some of the cool features are:
  • Send beautiful email backgrounds
  • Add 1000's of fun emoticons to your emails
  • Enjoy animated email notifiers
  • See exciting 3D effects in your emails
  • Add funny animations to your emails
  • Create Ecards for every occasion
  • Add cool sounds to your email messages
Evolution is a fully featured open source groupware application and a powerful, flexible and generally great email client, too. Evolution makes it easy to connect to Microsoft Exchange servers, filters spam using SpamAssassin and supports S/MIME for secure messaging. Evolution provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop.It is available for Linux/BSD/Unix and requires Gnome 2.8.

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Email Backup Software

EZ eMail Backup is a free windows email backup software, allows you to schedule regular backups of your email program. It backs up program settings, addresses and every email in every folder. Works for Outlook, Outlook Express and many other email clients. This nifty tool can also backup your Internet Explorer favorites.

KLS Mail Backup is an easy to use backup program that allows you to back up and restore your Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox profile files. It is available for Windows and free for personal use. KLS mail Backup will maintain a version history by default. Plus more, you can stored the email archive in the same directory which can be on a local hard drive, network drive, ftp server or burn into CD / DVD media.

MailStore Home - Centalized Email Backup Solution Software. It is free for personal use and backup all your email messages from multiple applications and accounts into one secure and persistent archive. Lightning-fast search, one-click backup, powerful export - all information from your email is at your fingertips any time.It archives email from Microsoft Outlook 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007, Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail, Microsoft Exchange Server Mailboxes, Hosted Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes, Mozilla Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, POP3 and IMAP (including webmail services such as Gmail and Yahoo).