My Favorite Email Client

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by bellgamin, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    My favorite email client is PopPeeper. I've been using it for several years. It's feather light, user friendly, very secure, time-tested, carefully maintained, & has great (seldom needed) support... plus a forum with the program's author in attendance.

    I started using the Peeper for 2 reasons:

    (1) I get tons of email every day, from my 12 different email addresses (I have several teaching websites online). The Peeper makes it very easy to deal with this rat race.

    (2) The nature of my websites draws a lot of *toxic* email. The peeper is easily set so that the only thing it receives is sender & subject ... no content. When I choose to view a given message's content, I have the Peeper set so that it presents text only -- no HTML or any other kind of code is executed until & unless I cause it to be done. When I decide to let HTML execute for a given message, I click a button & Poof! There it is.

    Much as I like the Peeper, I am a junkie for trying out software. If you have an email client that is secure & lovable, I would like to hear about it.
     
  2. Joxx

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    As far as I understand from a quick search and a Softpedia review this is not an e-mail client but a notifier/UI for clients and services.
     
  3. roger_m

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    If you look at the screenshots at Softpedia, it does appear to be a full email client, even though on its own website, it is described as an "email notifier."
     
  4. Joxx

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    Yes, but I don't think you can configure from scratch connections to a host provider, as in the case of your own domain e-mail.
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong though.
     
  5. Buddel

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    I used PopPeeper as an email notifier a long time ago. It's not a bad notifier but I like PopMan better. As far as email clients are concerned, I use Outlook at work and OE Classic at home.
     
  6. bellgamin

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    With PopPeeper you can configure email accounts, write email, send email, file email, use address book, filter out spam -- ALL of the *essential* functions of any email client. If you are looking for themes, skins, & other eye candy or frills then, No -- PopPeeper is not for you. But if you have business to do via email & want to get the job done quickly, the Peeper is a faithful workhorse.
     
  7. EsumJeff

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    I'm the developer of POP Peeper. Someone referred me to this topic as a discussion about the distinction of email "notifier" versus email "client" and thought I would explain. I hope bellgamin doesn't mind a little hijacking...

    Technically, any program that connects to an email server is an "email client" (ie. think of it as the client/server relationship). So all "email notifiers" are "email clients" but not vice-versa. I think that what most distinguishes a notifier from a client for the typical user is email management. Notifiers are not usually geared toward the purpose of managing your email -- saving email locally, moving into folders, managing email contacts, etc. While POP Peeper can do some of those things to an extent, it is not its primary focus and is provided as a matter of convenience.

    POP Peeper is not trying to replace Thunderbird, Outlook, etc. I recognize that many people use notifiers to pre-screen their email before downloading it into their client. POP Peeper provides several features to make that combination easier. That being said, POP Peeper is flexible enough that you don't have to use an email client. Personally, the last time I used an email client was in Windows XP. So it doesn't surprise me that there's ambiguity as to whether POP Peeper is a notifier or a client, but I would simply say that it bridges the gap.

    Joxx -- Most email notifiers are stand-alone clients (the exception being notifiers that are webbrowser extensions, of course) and they do not use your existing email client. POP Peeper supports IMAP, POP3, SMTP and a handful of proprietary webmail services. Most of the accounts that I monitor for my personal use are from my own domain.

    buddel -- I'd be very interested in knowing what you prefer in PopMan.

    Again, sorry if I'm stepping on any toes with this response, but email is not as popular as it used to be and I would be very interested in opening discussion about it, especially from non-POP Peeper users.
     
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    I have tried all alternatives out there, they look nice, but that is about it. Once I started to use them, I found out, that they were lacking basic features or just had too many bugs.

    I use PP as an email client for years, I have not found anything better or safer, like opening emails in txt, doubleclick to open HTML, etc. Not mention a zero performance impact. :thumb:
     

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  9. Joxx

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    Thanks for popping in, your explanation was very clarifying :thumb:
     
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    Unfortunately once you have used Outlook for years, particularly at work, everything else is lacking…
     
  11. bellgamin

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    Lacking what? Please be a bit more specific, I am truly interested Maybe I should try it again.

    I used Outlook for a quite a while several years ago & liked it a lot, but I had some email security problems back then so I switched to PopPeeper & the security issues stopped. I'm sure Outlook is more secure now than it was back then so I really would like to know more about it from XenMan... or whoever.
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    It's good to see the Peeper's proponent Jeff posting here. This forum has a goodly number of software developers who are regulars here. For some of them this forum is where they find their best beta testers. I hope Jeff visits often.
     
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    If you use Outlook at work, then, for me, it's hard not to use Outlook at home.

    Outlook integrates not only email and contacts, but also calendars/schedules and to-do's or tasks. Used in a business environment, you can see each other's calendars and see when you can schedule an appointment/meeting with someone. It also integrates very well with either OneNote or Evernote. Lastly, you can archive emails by year or however you want. You can have endless folders to store your email. Again, it's just hard to find anything anywhere close to it's abilities; in a work environment.
     
  13. Buddel

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    What I like about PopMan, which is 100 percent free, is its simplicity. All I need is a simple email notifier that allows me to use anti-junk rules. I know you can also create anti-junk rules with PopPeeper, but that requires you to buy the Pro version. I don't mind paying for software, not at all, but I just don't need all the other Pro features of PopPeeper (spell checker, profile picture, WoT integration etc.).

    PS: Welcome to Wilders. :thumb:
     
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  14. EsumJeff

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    Ironically, the person who referred me here was only interested in the Spell Checker :)

    But fair enough. Perhaps you can give POP Peeper another chance when v5.0 comes out, as it might add some interesting features. Out of curiosity, is your main purpose of using rules for sorting out the spam or for notification (e.g. playing a custom sound when you receive mail from a friend)? If the latter, are there any "different" notifications you'd find useful?


    Well, it just so happens that I'll be ramping up for v5 alpha testing soon, so if anyone's interested, drop me an email :)



    Thanks :)
     
  15. XenMan

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    As for Outlook, I like the calendar and the tasks, also previewing other Office documents. A bit hard to get it these days due to Office 365, so you need an old license from somewhere or how do I say...other means.

    Thunderbird is great as an email only client.

    I used PopPeeper years ago and it was good to have a quick look at what was on all the different accounts at the time.

    I had a bad experience with the security of email, so I'm a tin hat wearer now with only super secured paid for services or my own domains.

    I also sandbox email programs and run Voodoo Shield.
     
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    Have you ever figured out how to Sandbox Outlook?
     
  17. Buddel

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    I only use rules for sorting out junk mails. I really don't need any "special" notifications. I try to keep things as simple as possible. I just want to be notified when someone has dropped me a line, and I want my notifier to sort out junk that I don't want to read. That's all I need. As for downloading and storing emails, I use OE Classic as an email client at home (and Outlook in my office).
     
  18. XenMan

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    You need the paid for version, allow the MS Office license in Applications/Local as well as follow the guide on the Sandboxie site.

    I tried years ago and it worked, then it didn’t, and now it is again.

    Thunderbird is also set up sandboxed on another machine.
     
  19. matra

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    I'm interested in taking the test for Pop Pepper 5.
    Will there be the finished product with German surface.
     
  20. EsumJeff

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    Thanks for your interest -- please email me if you haven't already (my email address can be found under Help / About in POP Peeper). The v5 beta is not available immediately, but I'm hoping "very soon" (tm).

    Translations aren't done in-house; I rely on volunteers so I can't confirm whether any particular translation will be updated for v5 or not.
     
  21. Rasheed187

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    LOL, totally forgot about tools like PopPeeper, I did use this in the past. Will check it out, I suppose it can download messages from Yahoo Mail and Gmail?
     
  22. yeyo

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    Thunderbird, why?
    • Free (personal and comertial use) and open source.
    • Secure.
    • Costumizable (a lot of settings, themes, addons).
    • Anti-spam.
    • Multi-language.
    • Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
    • ....
    Se more in https://thunderbird.net/
     
  23. Bob D

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    Claws Mail

    Very lightweight & stable.
    Infinitely configurable.

    Emails are displayed as text by default.
    A single click will allow HTML viewing.
    In preferences, you can even opt for any viewing options:
    Enable loading of remote content
    Display images
    Execute javascript
    Execute java applets
    Render objects using plugins

    A plugin notification is available with options:
    • A system tray icon, optionally with popup on new mail arrival
    • A popup window
    • A mail banner (stocks ticker-like widget)

    Note: You cannot, however, send HTML emails.
    (Not an issue here, but for some, perhaps.)
     
  24. Sampei Nihira

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    It would be interesting to open a poll for this topic.:thumb:
    Any member of Wilders who decides to open it?
    :)
     
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    I don't use Thunderbird much on Ubuntu. I do often use 'Mail' on macOS though.
     
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