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Resources - Electronic Mail software

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[Pegasus Mail mascot]Pegasus Mail
Pegasus Mail is a free, standards-based, electronic mail client suitable for use by single or multiple users on single computers or in local area network environments (and also integrates well into Novell's NetWare in both Bindery and Directory Services modes).  A proven product, serving millions of users for almost two decades, it is extremely feature-rich and powerful, yet remains small and fast.

HTML eMail messages, which are often used by spammers to track user activity (this is commonly viewed as an invasion of privacy), can contain references to external files (such as pictures).  Pegasus Mail never attempts to download external files when viewing HTML eMails, thus by way of this mechanism spammers can't determine if you've ever viewed their spam.

The Lumber Cartel approves of Pegasus Mail because, in addition to explicitly prohibiting spamming in the terms and conditions, the explanation that "...spam is obviously a social problem, not a technical one..." is included in the documentation.

Sylpheed is an open source eMail and usenet/news application that offers easy configuration and an abundance of features.  It stores eMail in the MH Message Handling System, and runs on Unix, Linux, Apple MacOS X, and Microsoft Windows.

[Mozilla Thunderbird mascot]Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, standards-based, open source, electronic mail client suitable for use by single or multiple users on single computers.  It's interface seems to have evolved partly from a combination of the best features of Netscape Mail and Microsoft OutLook (and OutLook Express).  Unlike Pegasus Mail, it also features a built-in NNTP (newsgroups) client.
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