I’ve been scouting around for a decent Windows e-mail program that supports Internet Message Access Protocol, or IMAP, but so far without success. Any suggestions? These are the ones I’ve played with so far, and while they all have their strengths, none seems to stand out:
- Mozilla Thunderbird: Nice, very nice, but assigning filters/rules seems clunky and the junk filter seems poor.
- Pegasus: Used to use this a lot, and still have a soft spot for it, but while it looks better than it did, the interface seems dated.
- The Bat!: Not bad at all, but I seem to recall some complaints about IMAP implementation. Still testing it…
- Outlook Express: Not as bad as I remembered it, but short of features such as filtering outgoing messages.
- Outlook: Too big, too cumbersome, and it crashed on me.
- Eudora: Not sure why I’ve never cared for this one, but I don’t. It’s that *blink* thing: You either like it or you don’t.
- Courier: What I use at the moment, but it doesn’t do proper IMAP.
- Mulberry: Fast and efficient but ugly.
- PocoMail: I really want to like this one because it’s good to look at and has some nice features, but I couldn’t figure out some of its IMAP components, and ended up frustrated.
And that’s about it. Maybe there are more out there, but I can’t find ‘em. I’d welcome suggestions. I have to say it seems a pretty poor showing for such an oft-used medium.