The Bat!

The Bat!

Web site: www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Delphi
First release: March 1997
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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The Bat! – a secure desktop email client for Windows, built to protect your correspondence against third-parties.

The Bat! protects your information through multiple encryption streams, with the option to keep all information encrypted on you disk, and to protect emails during communication using end-to-end encryption (E2EE). The Bat! can work without global email providers that keep your messages in the cloud, where they can be stolen. The Bat! keeps your emails on your computer to make them private. The Bat! blocks malicious code and tracking pixels that spread via email. This is a way to protect from email hacking.

The Bat! email program is able to process and store an unlimited number of messages and has no restriction on the number of email accounts accessible via IMAP, POP, MAPI protocols. The Bat! is a perfect multiple email account manager – allows you to quickly access all your email accounts in one place. The Bat! is a safe, robust and reliable mail application. It handles very large message bases quickly and with small memory footprint.

You can download for free (no registration required) and use unregistered copy of The Bat! mail software app for evaluation purposes for one period of 30 days. During this period you should either purchase a registered license or stop using The Bat! program, according to the EULA.

Becky! Internet Mail

Becky!

Web site: www.rimarts.co.jp
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: gui
Programing language: C++
First release: 1996
Rating:  star  star  star

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Becky! Internet Mail – an e-mail client developed since 1996. It runs on most of the Windows platform from Windows95 to the latest Windows10. (except Windows Mobile (CE)). It has almost every feature that are needed for e-mail client and has nothing that are only useful for the marketing hype. Its no-nonsense usability is widely supported by not only individual users but also large companies and schools, especially in Japan.

Features:
– You can create multiple mailboxes and multiple profiles for each mailbox.
– It supports POP3, IMAP4, SMTP (with or without SSL).
– You can view and write HTML mail within Becky! using Microsoft IE’s inline component.
– “Template” feature allows you to create templates for everyday’s fixed work, that will incredibly save your time.
– “Reminder” feature allows you to deliver messages from you to you on the scheduled date.
– Filtering manager allows you to create very flexible filtering rule that can contain almost infinite And/Or conditions and various filtering actions.
– “Mailing lists Manager” can manage many mailing list that you have subscribed in one window.
– “Plug-in Interface” allows the third parties to create powerful add-on programs.
– You can bring out your Becky! in your USB memory using “Sync With Portable Media” functionality.
– “Query” feature searches strings in any folders, and this Query result can be saved as a folder.
– “Agents” feature can manage non-urgent work like “Need Reply in Xdays”, “Wait for Reply”, etc.

This is a 30-day free trial version of the application, if you would like to keep using it, you have to purchase a license.

IncrediMail

IncrediMail

Web site: www.incredimail.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clinets
Platform: Windows
License: Adware, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 1999
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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IncrediMail – a free email program that manages all your email messages, communication, contacts details, and email transactions. IncrediMail is all about having fun with your email.

IncrediMail, in contrast to many other e-mail clients, offers special features such as: adding backgrounds, emoticons, e-cards, sounds, animations, and 3D effects. Also, the program offers so-called detectors, which appears when new e-mails have been received. They may look like a butler, animals or smileys, some are just phrases or sounds, many are animated. IncrediMail also offers automatic blocking of images and the creation of message rules.

IncrediMail main features:
– choose from 100’s of amazing email backgrounds
– add fun emoticons and animations to your emails
– bring your emails to life with animated 3D effect
– be notified of incoming emails by special animated characters
– manage all your emails from different accounts (like Yahoo and Gmail) in one place

IncrediMail (now: Perion) company was founded in 1999 by Yaron and Ofer Adler.

NeoMutt

NeoMutt

Web site: neomutt.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI, Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: March 7, 2016
Rating:  star  star

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NeoMutt – a command line mail reader, a fork of Mutt able to use Notmuch for virtual folders. It’s versatile and highly configurable.

NeoMutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading and sending electronic mail under Unix operating systems, including support for color terminals, MIME, OpenPGP, and a threaded sorting mode.

NeoMutt has brought together lots of Mutt patches, many of which were useful, but had been abandoned.
Before each patch is marked stable:
– The code is brought up-to-date with Mutt-1.8.0
– The code is tidied up, comments added, checks done
– Documentation is written
– A sample muttrc is created
– The feature is tested

Citadel

Citadel

Web site: www.citadel.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Address Books, Calendars, E-mail, Forums, Instant Messengers, RSS, Wiki
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Web UI, CLI
Programing language: C
First release: < 1988
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Citadel – an open source collaboration messaging and groupware suit which is designed to run on open source operating systems such as Linux or BSD. Citadel is a highly integrated Groupware Platform with a AJAX-powered “Web 2.0” interface, but also providing SMTP, IMAP, POP3 and GroupDAV access to its content.

Citadel offers versatile email services with very low administration needed. It provides its own implementations of these server protocols: IMAP, POP3, SMTP, ManageSieve, XMPP, Citadel.

Citadel provides features such as:
– Email, calendaring, address books, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and more … all in one tightly integrated server package. Unlike other open source groupware systems, all of Citadel’s data stores are built-in. All that tedious mucking about with dependencies and config files is a thing of the past.
– High-performance, multiprotocol, multithreaded server engine
– Wiki and blog engines built in. Citadel is a collaboration server and a content management system!
– Web browser, telnet/SSH, local client software accessible
– Standards-compliant e-mail built in: IMAP, POP3, ESMTP
– Group calendaring and scheduling (WebDAV, GroupDAV, and Kolab-1 compatible)
– Built-in listserv (mailing list server)
– Built-in RSS Feed Aggregation
– Integrated server-side mail sorting and filtering. Users can choose between an easy-to-use web based rules editor, or the power of writing complex scripts using the industry standard Sieve language.
– Support for push e-mail and mobile devices
– Database-driven, single-instance message store
– Built-in full text index for fast searching
– Authenticated SMTP for remote email submission
– Multiple domain support
– Built-in integration with perimiter email filtering technologies such as Realtime Blackhole Lists (RBL’s), SpamAssassin, and ClamAV antivirus
– Server-to-server replication. Users in any number of domains can be spread out across any number of Citadel servers, allowing you to put data where you need it, and enabling infinite horizontal scalability.
– Web-based access to email, calendars, and everything else through a powerful AJAX-style front end
– Very strong support for “public folders” and message forums.
– Built-in instant messenger service
– SSL/TLS encryption for all protocols

The Citadel system is extremely versatile. It provides numerous front ends to present to users, such as a text-based interface, an AJAX-style web interface, and many popular PIM clients using SMTP/POP/IMAP.

Balsa

Balsa

Web site: pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: 2000 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Balsa – an e-mail client for GNOME, highly configurable and incorporating all the features you would expect in a robust mail client.

Features
– Support for local mailbox formats: mbox, maildir, mh
– Allows nested mailboxes (see this screenshot)
– Support for POP3 and IMAP mail access protocols
– Printing
– Spell Checking
– Multi-threaded mail retrevial (optional)
– MIME support (view images inline, save parts)
– Supports SMTP and/or use of local MTA, ie. Sendmail
– Address Book that integrates with GnomeCard
– Highly configurable
– Active, open development (see the mailing list page)
– Multiple character sets for composing and reading messages
– Allows file attachments to outgoing messages
– GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption

Bower

Bower

Web site: github.com/wangp/bower
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: December 18, 2011
Rating:  star  star  star

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Bower – a written in Mercury, a curses frontend for the Notmuch email system. Bower makes use of standard Linux utilities, so will likely require some work to work on other systems.

Bower is designed such that it can be run on the local machine but call out to notmuch on a remote machine (that holds your mail) via ssh. The advantage is that you can start helper programs on the local machine (e.g. a web browser or image viewer), and add or save attachments on the local filesystem, even if your mail archive is stored on a different machine.

Bower also keeps some centralized information in the notmuch configuration file ~/.notmuch-config. You may wish to tell bower about your Maildir hierarchy, namely where to place draft and sent messages.

Bower can look up addresses using the notmuch address command. Only addresses that appear in the From header of messages from the last year will be found. This restriction is for better performance, and also avoids finding stale email addresses.

You can send mail through one or more accounts defined in bower.conf. An account is selected by matching the From address on the message to the address on the account.

Bower can produce encrypted and/or signed PGP/MIME messages through GnuPG. Message decryption and signature verification are performed by notmuch. It is up to the user to configure GnuPG on the machines running bower or notmuch.

The project author is Peter Wang.

Alot

Alot

Web site: github.com/pazz/alot
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: 2011
Rating:  star  star  star

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Alot – a terminal-based mail user agent based on the notmuch mail indexer. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit and features a modular and command prompt driven interface to provide a full MUA experience as an alternative to the Emacs mode shipped with notmuch.

The main features of Alot are:
– multiple accounts for sending mails via sendmail
– can spawn terminal windows for asynchronous editing of mails
– tab completion and usage help for all commands
– contacts completion using customizable lookups commands
– user configurable keyboard maps
– customizable colour and layout themes
– python hooks to react on events and do custom formatting
– forward/reply/group-reply of emails
– printing/piping of mails and threads
– configurable status bar with notification popups
– database manager that manages a write queue to the notmuch index
– full support for PGP/MIME encryption and signing

The project founder is Patrick Totzke.

Astroid

Astroid

Web site: astroidmail.github.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL, LGPL, BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: November 30, 2014
Rating:  star  star  star

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Astroid – a lightweight and fast Mail User Agent that provides a graphical interface to searching, displaying and composing email, organized in threads and tags. Astroid uses the notmuch backend for blazingly fast searches through tons of email. Astroid searches, displays and composes emails – and rely on other programs for fetching, syncing and sending email. Check out Astroid in your general mail setup for a suggested complete e-mail solution.

Main features of the Astroid are:
– lightweight and fast
– fully operable by keyboard.
– graphical interface. buffers can be placed in separate windows.
– display html mail and common attachments inline.
– themable and configurable.
– built-in crypto (PGP/MIME) support.
– editors: embedded or external vim or emacs (or your favourite editor).
– syntax highlighting of patches and code segments.
– python and lua plugins.

Notmuch

Notmuch

Web site: notmuchmail.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C, Lips
First release: April 5, 2010
Rating:  star  star  star

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Notmuch – a fast, global-search and tag-based email system to use within your text editor or in a terminal. Notmuch is a system for indexing, searching, reading, and tagging large collections of email messages in maildir or mh format. It uses the Xapian library to provide fast, full-text search with a very convenient search syntax.

“Not much mail” is what Notmuch thinks about your email collection. Even if you receive 12000 messages per month or have on the order of millions of messages that you’ve been saving for decades. Regardless, Notmuch will be able to quickly search all of it. It’s just plain not much mail.

“Not much mail” is also what you should have in your inbox at any time. Notmuch gives you what you need, (tags and fast search), so that you can keep your inbox tamed and focus on what really matters in your life, (which is surely not email).

Notmuch is an answer to Sup. Sup is a very good email program written by William Morgan (and others) and is the direct inspiration for Notmuch. Notmuch began as an effort to rewrite performance-critical pieces of Sup in C rather than Ruby. From there, it grew into a separate project. One significant contribution Notmuch makes compared to Sup is the separation of the indexer/searcher from the user interface. (Notmuch provides a library interface so that its indexing/searching/tagging features can be integrated into any email program.)

Notmuch is not much of an email program. It doesn’t receive messages (no POP or IMAP support). It doesn’t send messages (no mail composer, no network code at all). And for what it does do (email search) that work is provided by an external library, Xapian. So if Notmuch provides no user interface and Xapian does all the heavy lifting, then what’s left here? Not much.

Notmuch ships with a powerful set of command-line tools, an email client for Emacs, another client for vim, and a Mutt integration script.
The project developer is Carl Worth (and other contributors).