… excluding web-based clients like Gmail, Yahoo or Live Mail. I run my own mail servers, and I’ve never been a huge fan of the web clients–except as a last resort if I can’t remote in to my system–so I’d like to focus on locally installed programs for a Windows system.
I’m still using the venerable Eudora, but it’s definitely been showing its age over the years, especially with its lack of UTF-8 decoding. There are several plugins which attempt to solve this shortcoming, but most of them are wonky and are no longer supported since their authors have, unlike me, moved on.
Ideally, I’d like to find another client that handles incoming mail alerts the same way Eudora does. That is, instead of simply bolding a tree menu on the side when new mail has arrived, Eudora will alert you by opening the mailbox in a horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen. It’s very handy, and I don’t have to endlessly expand a mailbox tree looking for the correct mail folder with new mail.
'Cause I’m all lazy and stuff.
So, what’s your favorite Windows client, and why?