Overview More and
more people are using e-mail to communicate now, than ever before. It's
quick, easy, and cheap. Unfortunately, the more e-mail you receive, the
more cluttered your inbox becomes. Luckily, many e-mail clients allow you
to organize, filter, and sort your e-mail so you can find that
Christmas cookie recipe that Grandma sent you last year or locate that
important e-mail that listed your confirmation number on that flight to
There are many e-mail
clients available for download online. Some are free, and some are
commercial products that you must purchase. Each has its own unique
features, strengths, and weaknesses. Different versions of e-mail client
software are required for different operating systems, but the most
popular e-mail clients are available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix.
Popular E-mail Clients
Besides the most popular e-mail clients, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook
Express, and Netscape Messenger, there are many e-mail clients available
today for different users, functions, and operating systems. The demand
for a better interface, the ability to handle large amounts of e-mails,
and increased flexibility has forced many companies to create their own
e-mail client software. Links are provided below for a few of the more
popular e-mail clients. Additionally, there are links to e-mail clients
that offer an alternative to the major ones.
Outlook at www.microsoft.com/Office/Outlook
and Microsoft Outlook Express at www.microsoft.com/windows/oe
are e-mail clients that usually are included with the Windows
operating system or Windows Office. Microsoft offers versions of this
product for other operating systems as well.
Eudora 5.1, their newest version of their popular and long running e-mail
client. Eudora is specifically designed to manage moderate to heavy e-mail
traffic while providing the user with a smooth and easy-to-use interface.
Bat at www.ritlabs.com/the_bat
is respected by both professionals and novices for its abundant features
and easy-to-use interface. This interface allows users to create
customizable message templates, and multiple accounts and users from the
at www.pmail.com offers a
highly intuitive e-mail client featuring a sharp looking interface with
support for integrated address books and mailing lists. Pegasus is
considered to be one of the best freeware e-mail clients available.
Client Resources Many Web sites
provide e-mail client software resources, which include client reviews,
FAQs, and software downloads. They also offer information about e-mail
client software for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Unix operating systems. The
Web site cws.internet.com/mail.html
reviews and rates many commercial and freeware e-mail clients. Their
results are regularly updated. For Macintosh computers, e-mail client
software resources (such as an index of e-mail clients, e-mail utilities,
and reviews) can be found at www.macemail.com.
Information, resources, and utilities for e-mail client software using
Linux or Unix operating systems are available at Yolinux.com