Best, Most Secure Freeware Email Program

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  1. Pastork

    Pastork Registered Member

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    I have been using Outlook Express for some time, but I want to find a better email program if I can. What suggestions do you all have? In your opinion, what is the best, most secure freeware email program?
     
  2. Bdiamond

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    You may wish to take a lock at the Poco e-Mail client (www.pocomail.com), especially with respect to the "built-in" security features. I moved to it because of the problems with OE and Outlook.

    I have been using it for about 2 years and have really been pleased with it as an e-Mail client and because of the attention paid to security issues.

    There is a new release (v3.0) which is "prettier" (and larger) but may well have been released a little too soon.

    I believe you can still purchase the older version (v2.5) and you might want to consider that since there is very little functional difference between the two.

    Regards,

    Bdiamond
     
  3. JayK

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    Poccmail is secure yes, but the poster requested freeware. The answer would be Pegasus mail , which handles html internally. Plugins allow you to integrete AV easily.
     
  4. Pastork

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    Thanks JayK! After looking around, I decided to go with Pegasus. So far it really looks like a great email program! You said that "plugins allow you to integrate AV easily." I use Norton AV. Do I need to get a special plugin for this?

    http://www.pmail.com/
     
  5. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    Hi Pastork!

    I'm also interested by Pegasus. I run Norton AV too.
    I wrote to the company on how to integrate an AV in it...
    I'll let you know as soon as I get an answer!
    Took the address from here:

    "If you have not licensed a manual, you can obtain an automatic reply listing support options (such as volunteer support mailing lists) available to non-licensed users by sending any message to support@pmail.gen.nz"

    Bye,

    Uguel
     
  6. Pastork

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    Uguel707,

    I have Norton AntiVirus 2003 and have observed that it automatically scans outgoing messages, e.g., just as it did with Outlook Express. Would I be wrong to assume that the latest versions of Norton AntiVirus and Pegasus are already compatible? I also use Norton Personal firewall and have observed that all the rules were configured automatically for Pegasus upon installation. Please let me know what you find out.
     
  7. Tuulilapsi

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    Take a look at Popcorn, the "ultra-light email client". It doesn't have a metric ***load of features, but it's secure, fast, and reliable - and it fits on a floppy. :D

    http://www.ultrafunk.com/products/popcorn/
     
  8. Uguel707

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    Pastork

    Pastork, I wrote to the company but all I've got was an "electronical" answer with the same info we find on the page. As written, we have to be registered to get info. And to be "registered", we're supposed to download the program.

    Very well, went back to the site, clicked to download the program, win xp compatible version, but the link for North America English Version didn't work!
    I "tried" the French link but nope! It didn't work either.
    I may have a try tomorrow.

    I run Norton AV 2003 too!--but my firewall is ZA-- I am also curious to see if it will work together. I know that Panda and others work with it. Why not Norton?

    If the link doesn't work tomorrow, I think I'll consider trying Tuulapsi's suggestion. In the meantime, I wrote to David Harris, the developer, to let him know about the dead links.

    CUL8TR! :)

    Uguel
     
  9. Pastork

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    Uguel707,

    I found this knowledge base article at the Symantec website: "How to use Pegasus Mail with Norton AntiVirus 2000 Email Protection" http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/df0a595864594c86852567ac0063608c/6de1fe599cf49afd852567fa0050736c?OpenDocument

    It has a link for a tutorial on the page as well. However, I am guessing that NAV 2003 is already compatible and is automatically configures, so that the manual configuration needed in 200 or 2001 is no longer necessary. I have sent a message asking about this to a member of the Pegasus Mail support Group and will let you know here what I find out.
     
  10. Pastork

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    Uguel707,

    I have received a response from the Pegasus support Mail Group. Here is my message as well as the response:

    "> I have observed that when sending email NAV automatically scans the mail, just as
    > it did with Outlook Express. I also noticed that it automatically configured rules for
    > Norton Personal Firewall upon installation. Am I right to assume that v.4.12a is
    > already compatible with Norton AntiVirus and Personal Firewall, or do I need to do
    > some more manual configuration (e.g. to be sure it scans incoming mail)?
    >

    no you don't need anything. Just make sure e-mail scanning is running within Norton.
    Norton scans every POP3 request. So you don't need any configuration within your
    mailing program."

    This confirms my previous thinking. I will use Pegasus with confidence!
     
  11. Uguel707

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    Hi!

    Thankx for the info Pastork!
    So, it does works with Norton. Great!

    I'll go to the site later on and see if the links work now...

    Bye,

    Uguel :)
     
  12. Uguel707

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    *saw your link Tuulilapsi and it looks good!*

    Very light and accomodating.

    So, I'll get one of them...

    Bye!

    Uguel :)
     
  13. JayK

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    As you have already found out, the answer is No. Many antivirus scan pop mail automatically (they act as a local proxy on 110) and work automaticly with almost all pop email clients.

    Some , for example AVG and dos anti-viruses programs don't. For those, there's a simple plugin that "calls" them to scan any attachment when you read the mail.

    The download side with Norton is that if you want to configure a external spam filter, like Saproxy or Popfile it gets very messy since they both want to listen on 110.

    Pegasus has a simple content control spam filter that you can try for now. Another plug in to get would be qpgp which integretes with the latest pgp versions if you do use it.
     
  14. Prince_Serendip

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    :) Hi JayK!

    Speaking of that little antispam plugin for Pegasus, I got it and it works great. You can check the email before downloading it to your box and decide whether to keep it, copy it or delete it while it's still on the server. Very simple and best of all, it's free.

    For the life of me I cannot now find the link to download this Pegasus antispam filter. Perhaps someone else knows it??

    I found this link (below) while searching for it.

    Pegasus Mail Add-ons: http://www.dendarii.co.uk/FAQs/pmail-addons.html


    Best regards from Larry :)
     
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