Email Software

Email Clients and Email Related Software



Becky is an email client developed by RimArts, a Japanese company. It supports POP3 and IMAP, and seems to have a number of very satisfied users. Becky is free for 30 days.


Very popular free email software that is available in Windows, Macintosh and PalmOS versions

Microsoft Outlook

Full-featured email, scheduling and task management application included as part of Microsoft's Office software suite

Microsoft Outlook Express

Outlook Express is the free email client that comes included with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.


Email client specializing in supporting the IMAP protocol. Available for Windows, Macintosh and various flavours of Unix/Linux. You can download a fully functional demo version of the software which will operate for 30 days; after that, you'll have to buy a license to continue using it.


The open-source offspring of the Netscape Communicator platform, under constant development by the Web community, Mozilla is always a few steps ahead of the "official" Netscape releases. Note that Mozilla is currently in BETA.

Netscape Mail

Part of the free Netscape Communicator browser suite of programs.

Pegasus Mail

Popular free email client that has been developed over many years, and has an active user base. Available for Windows, DOS and Macintosh.


Powerful text-based email client that originated on Unix systems, but is now also available for Windows. You'll need a fair degree of technical expertise to install this software.


Email client for Windows. The shareware version of the software will operate for 30 days, then for a further 30 days with a delayed startup. You can purchase a license at any time to unlock the software.

The Bat!

Email client for Windows, specializing in POP3 email support. You can download a fully functional demo version of the software which will operate for 30 days; after that, you'll have to buy a license to continue using it.


eNetBot Mail

Email software that will enable you to use your favourite POP3 compatible client (e.g. Outlook, Outlook Express or Eudora) to send and receive AOL email. A 30-day free trial version is available; the fully-registered version costs US$19.95.


ePrompter is a free tool that can let you check many types of email account that would normally require you to log into them, such as AOL email, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, and hundreds of other email domains. One limitation to be aware of is that while ePrompter handles text emails effectively, it won't download any attachments attached to messages, and it also doesn't handle HTML email fully.


FastCheck is a sophisticated free tool that integrates closely with's email service. FastCheck will check any number of IMAP accounts and IMAP folders, scanning periodically for new mail, and will alert you as soon as new mail arrives. The package has a small "footprint" and can be run from a floppy disk.

IzyMail and POP3Hot

IzySoft offers two tools to help you get more out of your Hotmail account. POP3Hot will enable you to download email from your Hotmail inbox into your favorite POP3-supporting email client. You can also compose email to be sent via Hotmail from within your email application, and manage multiple Hotmail accounts in a single inbox. IzyMail is a more powerful tool, which adds support for folders other than the Inbox and gives you IMAP-based access to your Hotmail account. POP3Hot works on Windows 98 and Windows ME; IzyMail works on most versions of Windows. Both tools are available for a 30-day free trial period, after which you will have to pay for a registration key to unlock them.

POP Peeper

POP Peeper is a free tool that runs under Microsoft Windows. It alerts users to new email in their POP3, Hotmail, MSN or Yahoo! email accounts. POP Peeper can also be used to read/delete email, and the package supports HTML-format email as well as text mail. POP Peeper is freeware.


Sophisticated Windows tool that will work with over 20 web-based email providers such as Yahoo! Mail and Excite, enabling you to download your mail to your PC, archive your email offline and work with it in your favourite email client as if you had POP3 access to your email account. This software is Shareware, with a 30 day trial period.


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