Compact Email Client

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Turns out the most popular, and arguably most important, use of the Internet is not the World Wide Web, but rather email. When you figure the sheer volume of email messages sent and received—even if you factor out all the junk and spam—it's just a huge number. We're always looking for a better email client. "If only it would just do 'x', then I'd be so happy…"

eMailaya may be the tool you're looking for. A Windows application, it's a small email client with a ton of features. Sure, you can send and receive email, but there's more going on than just that. First, it's small enough and so self-contained that there is no installer. That means you don't clutter your system up with a bunch of extra junk, with DLLs shoved into obscure directories, changes written to the Registry, and all that. It also means you can install it on a USB drive, for example, and carry the tool along with you.

You can compose both plain-text and HTML-formatted messages. It supports both POP and IMAP email systems, with multiple accounts, so you don't need to have different tools for different accounts. Each account is individually configurable, so you can check for new messages at different intervals. It also incorporates an RSS reader, so you can cut down on the number of apps you need to have running at any time.

eMailaya is a free download.

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One Response to “Compact Email Client”

  1. nelgin says:

    Has potential. Very simple. Does not download email until requested. Too scary after it locked up my computer.