Forté Agent

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Web site: forteinc.com/agent/index.php
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients, Newsreader
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 1994
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Forté Agent – an email and Usenet news client developed by Mark Sidell and the team at Forté Internet Software in 1994. Originally called Forte Advanced Management Systems, Forté Internet Software, produced in the 1980s and 1990s enterprise-level products including network optimization and station administration tools that were licensed by Nortel Networks. In 1996, Forté created Adante, software for managing high volumes of inbound corporate email.

Features:
– MegaJoin for Usenet and NZB Binaries – Agent provides a better user experience by joining related Usenet headers into a single “Mega” message that can reduce the number of messages in a binary newsgroup by a factor of 100. MegaJoin is a proprietary pattern-matching technology developed for Agent and does not require any additional 3rd party software.
– Automatic Joining of RAR and Split Binaries – Agent will automatically download and join archived RAR or Split files. Now you can watch or listen to media files without any hassles.
– Automatic Repair of Damaged Binaries – Agent will automatically download only the PAR files needed to repair a damaged file. You don’t have to do a thing because Agent does it all for you.
– Text Newsgroups – Provides a rich set of commands for search, navigation, and filtering for text newsgroups.
– Multiple Email Accounts – Collects email from multiple POP accounts, sends via multiple SMTP servers.
– Safe Internet Email – Send and receive email seamlessly from multiple POP accounts and SMTP servers while avoiding viruses and trojans.
– Safe HTML Messages – Render HTML on your terms and only download images from contacts you trust.
– Multiple News Servers – Agent can get headers and bodies independently from different servers. If one server becomes unavailable Agent will automatically switche to a different server.
– Virtual News Servers – Agent will automatically combine content from multiple servers to fill in missing messages.
– Optimized Downloads – Agent automatically utilizes the maximum number of connections available on all your news servers while Agent’s Task Manager prioritizes header and body downloads in parallel.
– Video File Previews – Agent enables you to download and preview a small sample of a RAR archive to ensure you are downloading the content you expect. After previewing the video, you can download the remaining files with a single click.
– Password Detection and Notification – Agent samples each media file to determine if a password is necessary to extract the content. If a media file requires a password then Agent prompts you to decide how to proceed. You can instruct Agent to always to cancel password-protected RAR downloads to avoid scams and other malicious content.
– Picture Preview – Agent allows you to preview binary images while you download so you can quickly and easily sample newsgroups to ensure you get the content you expect. Watch the Binary Pictures tutorial to learn more.
– Saving Attachments – Agent gives you complete control over how and where to save binary files on you computer. Watch the Binary Attachments tutorial to learn more.

The appliacation can be try within 30 days trial.

Apple Mail

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Web site: apps.apple.com/app/id1108187098
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: iOS, OS X
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release:
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Apple Mail – an email client of Apple OS X, iOS and watchOS by Apple Inc. It was originally developed by NeXT as part of NeXTSTEP operating system, after Apple’s acquisition of NeXT in 1997.

It supports SMTP for message sending, POP3, Exchange and IMAP for message retrieval and S/MIME for end-to-end message encryption. It also works with email services such as Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Gmail, Outlook and iCloud.

Features:
• Access email from iCloud, Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, and Outlook as well as many other email providers — all in one place.
• View all of your accounts in a single inbox, choose a specific mailbox, or filter to see just Unread or Flagged messages.
• Find messages by sender, recipient, or subject. Top Hits make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
• Manage your inbox by blocking a sender or muting notifications from an overly active thread.
• Flag important contacts as VIPs to receive notifications when their email messages arrive.
• Triage email messages using swipe gestures that help you quickly archive, delete, flag, or mark messages as read or unread.
• Add images, scan documents, create sketches, attach files and access text formatting tools from the handy new Format Bar.
• Format font style, size, and color; strikethrough and alignment; numbered and bulleted lists; and indent and outdent with new desktop-class formatting tools.
• Use Markup to add drawings, comments, or a signature to photos and documents.
• Use Mail Drop to send large attachments from any account through iCloud.

rcirc

rcirc

Web site: emacswiki.org/emacs/rcirc
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: Emacs-Lisp
First release:
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rcirc – a next generation InternetRelayChat client. It blends seamlessly with the rest of Emacs, it’s tight, fast, and doesn’t light up like a christmas tree. rcirc also has sane defaults. There is little or no reason to customize it because it does what you want by default (except that many people still do).

rcirc is part of GNU Emacs since release 22.0.

Screenshot author: Roman Lagunov, Source: Wikimedia.org; License: GNU GPL

qwebirc

qwebirc

Web site: qwebirc.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: JavaScript, Python
First release: 2008
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qwebirc – a fast, easy to use, free and open source IRC client designed by and originally just for the QuakeNet IRC network.

Features:
– qwebirc is an AJAX IRC client.
– Open source (GPLv2).
– Supports most ircds out of the box.
– Multiple channels and queries.
– Nick list with menus.
– Scalability via trivial sharding with sticky sessions.
– Cross platform (pure Python), so works under Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, and probably more platforms.
– SSL/TLS support for the browser and server.
– Supports hot-reconfiguration of backend servers via hadns.
– Embedded webserver (no messing around with your existing webserver).
– Optional dedicated message and/or notice windows.
– Irssi style /msg, query, channel and nickname autocompletion (sorted correctly by last used/spoke order).
– Passes user hostnames through directly to the IRC server via the WEBIRC/CGIIRC commands.
– Keyboard shortcuts for window selection (alt+a, alt+1..0).
– Irssi style global input history.
– Mouse wheel on tabs.
– Unicode (UTF-8) support.
– Clickable channels, links and authnames.
– mIRC colour/underline/bold support.
– Minimalistic design with a neutral colour scheme.
– Irssi style multiple highlight levels.
– Wizard to allow users to easily embed the client into their own websites.
– Theming support.
– Notifications via sound and/or title/icon flashing.
– Direct user feedback support via email.
– Admin interface, allows viewing and control of connected users.
– Limited support for authserv/nickserv/chanserv.
– Heavily optimised to minimise bandwidth, cpu usage and browser load-time.

Copyright © 2008-2017 Chris Porter and the qwebirc project.

Nettalk

Nettalk

Web site: ntalk.de/Nettalk/en/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: Apache
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Visual Basic
First release:
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Nettalk – a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. In contrast to many other IRC clients, as Nettalk’s user interface is based on Windows standards, it allows inexperienced users to quickly learn it and become comfortable with IRC.

The smart user interface is based on Windows standards, so it is easy to get used to it. The following languages for the interface are available: English, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian and German.

One of the features of Nettalk includes the ability to hold the configuration of servers separately (or even multiple connections to the same server), and to maintain aspects of these automatically. These include Nick Serv-identifications and the channels which were in use when last disconnected. By automatically tracking these for you, when you next connect your identity and preferred channels are automatically restored.

Nettalk has many features including alerts when your nick is mentioned, the generation of HTML pages so that you can keep conversations for later, full logging, the support for DCC, multiple colours, watched friend lists, full screen private messaging, whispering and for advanced users a Visual Basic like scripting language.

Features:
– Comfortable management of many IRC-connections
– Automatic command completion
– Automatic syntax completion
– Automatic nick completion
– Text de/encryption
– Spelling check
– Script support (with Basic-syntax)
– Plug-in support
– On Screen displaying of messages (e.g. in games)
– Displaying of messages during working in Windows.
– Automatic storing of connections and there properties including opened channels
– DCC chat und file trasfer
– Unicode by using UTF-8 for chans, nicks and text
– Sock proxy support
– Easy configurable text and menu shortcuts
– Configurable colors and background image
– And much more…

The project founder is Nicolas Kruse.

Monochrome

Monochrome

Web site: perkele.cc/software/monochrome
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C#
First release:
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Monochrome – an IRC client intended for long-time IRC users. Its primary goals are security, reliability and stability despite IRC network failures or connectivity problems.

Features:
– Reliable automatic identification with NickServ on most popular IRC networks.
– Full Unicode support.
– Sending and receiving of DCC file transfers, with auto-accept whitelist.
– Ignore and half-ignore lists.
– Trigger word list.
– Auto-away, monitoring of away state of other users.
– Logging.
– Customizable command aliases.
– Variety of entertaining easter eggs.

The project founder is Peter Pawlowski.

mIRC

mIRC

Web site: mirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++
First release: February 28, 1995
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mIRC – a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.

It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, IPv6, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, UPnP, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.

mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.

The project founder is Khaled Mardam-Bey.

Mobbit

Mobbit

Web site: mibbit.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients, IM
Platform: Cross-platform
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: JavaScript, Java
First release: November 2007
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Mobbit – an online chat client that supports a variety of Platforms including all popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. It does this without any special browser plugins; a Javascript-enabled browser/device is all that is required. The Mibbit Widget Manager is used by many webmasters to provide a real time chat window embedded onto their websites.

Main features:
– Both a main client, and a widget client. Premium widget available.
– Fast & lightweight.
– Connect to multiple servers (main only) and channels through use of tabs.
– SSL Support.
– Default UTF-8 character set; many other character sets possible.
– Typing notification in Userlist (By default, users names’ turns red while they are typing).
– Recent Chat (disabled by default per channel).
– Extended Whois information.
– Device identification – Wii users show up as a joystick, iPod touch show up as an ipod, iPhone as a phone… You get the idea. This makes it easy to tell why someone is typing slowly for instance.
– Parsing of links, channels, Smilies, mIRC color, and IRC URLs.
– Ability to save and edit Preferences.
– Tab-Nickname Completion.
– View thumbnails of images and YouTube videos
– Input history for each channel.
– Integrated Pastebin, language translation, and Minify URL Service.
– Aliases.
– Filters to replace text you send and/or receive.
– User menu commands.

The project founder is Jimmy Moore.

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LeafChat

LeafChat

Web site: leafdigital.com/software/leafchat/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: 2005
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LeafChat – an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Chat with your friends using popular IRC networks. LeafChat has a friendly, clean interface that doesn’t get in the way of your conversations. Connect to multiple servers at once on the same screen, so that it’s easy to keep up with all your friends. LeafChat is open source.

You can add features to LeafChat by installing ‘plug-ins’, which are pieces of Java software that run inside LeafChat.

Features:
– Connect to most standard servers – and, if your friends are in different places, connect to two, three or more at the same time.
– Chat in channels, in message windows, or through direct connection. Send files to others through DCC.
– Automatically log all conversations or just some. Set logs to be deleted after a few weeks, or never. View logs through a simple interface and export them to HTML for your web page.
– Create more complex functionality with built-in scripting based on Java™.

The project developer is Samuel Marshall.

Kirc

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Web site: kirc.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: C
First release: August 15, 2020
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Kirc (KISS for IRC) – a tiny IRC client written in POSIX C99 designed with usability and cross-platform compatibility in mind.

Features:
– No dependencies other than a C99 compiler.
– Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) protocol support.
– Client-to-client (CTCP) protocol support.
– Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol support (via external utilities).
– Simple chat history logging.
– Asynchronous message handling.
– Multi-channel joining at server connection.
– Full support for all RFC 2812 commands.
– Easy customized color scheme definition.

The project founder is Michael Czigler.