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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v102.3.1 Updated

Ennovy on 4 Oct 2022
  • 438MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email, calendar, task and instant messaging client with support for plugins and many protocols. It comes with advanced search tools, message filtering, Bayesian spam detector, built-in spell checker, mailbox compression and many more. Program features can be extended with add-ons, including a specialized version of email encryption tool GPG.

Email protocols include SMTP, POP3, IMAP (including uploads, albeit a date issue), NNTP and RSS and chat support for IRC, Twitter, XMPP and Google Talk. Having OAuth support, it can be used with accounts that require it instead of a password.

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. Alternatively, X-Thunderbird is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Note that available add-ons may or may not break stealth status, writing to AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Thunderbird: MPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: i.Scribe, Sylpheed
What's new? See: https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/102.3.1/releasenotes/
Latest comments
i_messed_up on 2020-05-22 15:13

I've noticed a folder in AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Crash Reports containing a file "InstallTime20191031083309" and an empty folder "events."

i_messed_up on 2020-05-26 21:32

Another folder: /AppData/Local/Thunderbird/updates/31986B0A98BCC43C

i_messed_up on 2020-05-30 22:26

Also found this key in the registry: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Thunderbird\Crash Reporter

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PopMan v1.3.16 Updated

Andrew Lee on 17 Jul 2022
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by Darren Blake

PopMan is an email management tool that notifies of new mail and previews received mail on your server. Unwanted mail can be deleted directly from the server without having download them.

The program includes rules and blacklists to manage email and supports both POP3 and IMAP4 protocols.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PopMan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and themes.
Similar/alternative apps: nPOP, nPOPuk, POP Peeper
What's new? See: http://ch-software.de/popman/changelog1.3.htm
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-03-09 15:10

@Kea: added Win10 to system requirements. Tested in Windows 10 and works fine!

smaragdus on 2016-03-09 21:31

PopMan is great but unfortunately it seems to be abandoned. There is one thing I don't like about it- PopMan doesn't support Unicode.

JudyGarland on 2018-11-04 15:31

- is not a valid win32 application

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POP Peeper v5.4.1

Midas on 1 Jul 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by falrob

POP Peeper is an email notifier that alerts you when you have new email on any of your accounts (IMAP [including uploads], POP3 and Webmail, but also RSS with a commercial plugin). You can also send emails using SMTP or through Webmail directly from POP Peeper. Having OAuth support, it can be used with accounts that require it instead of a password.

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to temporary folder
  2. Delete the folders Pro and Themes and the files PPconvert.exe and PpHelper.exe
  3. Launch POPPeeper.exe
  4. When prompted to "Store Data in my Application Data folder", select Store Data for Portability and then uncheck Run POP Peeper at Windows Startup
What's new? See:https://www.esumsoft.com/pop-peeper/versionhistory/
Latest comments
gbrao on 2021-02-18 23:27

for the past few days I cannot access my YAHOO mail via pop3 or imap. Server error [SYS/TEMP].
anyone else facing the same ?

gbrao on 2021-02-26 00:02

Yahoo/AOL login errors (Oauth2 is required) - Feb 16, 2021

https://www.esumsoft.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7597

"Yahoo and AOL accounts no longer support a normal password login. There are 2 alternatives you can use:
1) Oauth2
2) App passwords ..."

PAFuser on 2022-06-30 22:46

Version 5.4.1 is out.

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i.Scribe v2.4.21

Andrew Lee on 5 Mar 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Pixador

i.Scribe is an email client with an integrated contact database and calendar, supporting SMTP, POP3 and IMAP (including uploads). Security features include Bayesian spam filter, HTML controls and attachment protection. Having OAuth support (albeit unverified by Google), it can be used with accounts that require it instead of a password.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that the free version is limited to one email account and 5 user-defined filters.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and "install" to a folder of your choice. Launch Scribe.exe.
  1. Download the installer and run it
  2. Uncheck Desktop Install (Non-portable)
  3. Launch Scribe.exe
  4. Choose Portable to the question about usage
  5. Uncheck Register as Windows Email Client in File=>Settings
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, Sylpheed, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
https://memecode.com/site/ver.php?id=795
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-07-14 19:46

Important to know:
i.Scribe Free only support one (1) mail account.

Falaffel on 2017-07-26 21:38

Hy,

I tried zo use I.Scribe vie Imap with my Mailbox. Unfortunately the Imap functionality of I-Scribethis seems to be completely not in a good sape. The performance when synchronizing folder or moving/deleting Emails is very, very slow.
Could it be I am making anything wrong or the actual build has some bugs?

webfork on 2017-07-27 04:07

@Falaffel: I'm not an i.Scribe user so you probably want to try contacting support about that. Failing that, you might try listing something in our troubleshooting forums to see if someone has run into a similar issue.

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nPOP v1.2.3

lwc on 28 Mar 2021
  • 215KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Pixador

nPOP is a small and fast POP3 email client. When you first connect using nPOP, only the headers are downloaded. From the header list, you can select the emails you want to download for viewing.

For a supposedly improved (but much older) version that is based on the original nPOP source code, check out nPOPuk.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nPOP.exe.
Latest comments
Arnauld on 2010-03-05 11:51

npop is working with gmail.

drongo on 2010-04-30 14:13

nPOP has been a long-time favorite of mine for doing previews, quick replies, etc. Emails I want to archive I then download to another -- usually clunkier and nonportable -- client.

But actually I use the nPOPQ offshoot, available here: http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003011/ ... because I like the interface better. I hope that gets updated.

nPOPuk not being compatible with old email messages is kind of dealbreaker, nice as it sounds.

drongo on 2010-04-30 14:30

I spoke too soon above on nPOPuk not being compatible with old email boxes. It imports settings and old emails from nPOP just fine. And it does have some useful features lacking in nPOP.

However, I still like the nPOPQ interface better: There the left column has accounts on top and address book on bottom, while the right side has messages on top and message preview on the bottom.

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nPOPuk v3.04

lwc on 28 Mar 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Greg Chapman

nPOPuk is lightweight yet feature-rich e-mail client. Features include multiple saveboxes, additional mail filtering options, basic viewer for HTML-only messages and option to send them to an external program (web browser), option to quote only portions of a message when replying/forwarding etc.

It's a supposedly improved version based on nPOP's original source code, although the latest nPOP is much newer.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nPOPuk.exe.
What's new? See:
https://npopuk.org.uk/3.04/changes.html
Latest comments
orchus on 2014-05-05 03:52

@webfork: posted "To use WebMail in nPOPuk v2.16, easily" to nPOPuk UpDate forums & re-posting comment replies @Sam & @longtime npop user ; don't know how to edit or delete comments, yet

orchus on 2014-05-05 03:53

@Sam: can make nPOPuk v2.16 NOT save messages from server after retrieval: File >> Global Options >> Recv Tab >> in lower Acct Messages Box: "Nothing Saved"

@longtime npop user: not keyboard friendly, but can change sort options by: Alt-F >> O (for Global Options) >> Shift-Tab >> (once on Global Options tabs use arrows to get to sort Tab) >> use Tabs and Space to change focused selection & make selection

Midas on 2014-05-05 09:17

@Orcus: since it is now duplicated to the forum topic, you could delete that long post of yours by clicking in the garbage bin icon to the right -- after copying and pasting it to an amended new comment with the forum URL, for example...

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Pegasus Mail v4.73

Andrew Lee on 13 Mar 2022

Pegasus Mail is an email client that supports multiple POP3/IMAP4 accounts, HTML email, rule-based and Bayesian spam filtering, multiple identities etc. It also includes special support for Novell NetWare.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. It does create a number of registry entries during operation for the purpose of Windows DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange). You can read WINPMDDE.TXT for more information.
Unicode support: Yes. With Unicode fonts selected.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy the contents of {tmp} to a folder of your choice and launch winpm-32.exe
  3. When you run it for the first time, specify that you want to use it in "single-user" mode
  4. When prompted, save emails in a relative directory instead of a full path as suggested by the wizard (e.g. mail rather than z:\pegasus\mails)
Similar/alternative apps: Sylpheed, Thunderbird
What's new? See: http://www.pmail.com/v47x.htm
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-04-02 17:03

@ Craunch: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Bruce on 2014-04-03 12:13

I've been a satisfied Pegasus Mail user for 15+ years.

smaragdus on 2014-04-03 22:29

@Bruce
Before Pegasus Mail didn't save sent attachments, has this changed?

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Sylpheed v3.7

billon on 31 Jan 2018
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by ashanker

Sylpheed is a fast email and news client, with support for SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP. It handles multiple mail accounts, threaded display, junk mail filtering, security (SSL/TLS), search, etc. Automatically displays mail in threaded (organized by subject) format and integrates easily with Gmail.

Alternatively, X-Sylpheed and Sylpheed Portable are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL/LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Rename sample-sylpheed.ini to sylpheed.ini and data will be saved to the subfolder config
  • Launch Sylpheed.exe
OR:

  • Create an empty subfolder called profile in the application folder and launch the program using sylpheed.exe --configdir profile
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, i.Scribe, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/news.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:06

I recently moved away from Thundebird after 10 years use because everytime they update it, it breaks something or it runs slower. Slypheed is excellent. Its fast and reliable and doesn`t render html, which is exactly what I need.

hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:10

@lux Maybe this was an earlier version? Now it stores all the data within the app folder, so portable.

domestique on 2015-12-17 23:20

@Kea: Thanks for the warning re. non-encrypted password storage. It's the same reason I ditched filezilla.

Not encrypting one's account info is lame for otherwise well thought out software.

Bye bye Sylpheed >.

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Bitmessage v0.6.2 Updated

webfork on 21 Aug 2022
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

NOTE: Because anonymity tools like this usually see additional scrutiny and there have been no updates since 2017, security issues may exist within this tool/service. Proceed with caution.

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Bitmessage is a secure messaging system functioning like a peer-to-peer email service. The decentralized program resists tracking and includes encrypted connections, blocklist, channels, subscriptions, and any number of addresses can be created and discarded as needed. Messages sent via the network have a required expiration date of 28 days or less and are text-only.

Supports unlimited accounts and multiple instances.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: keys.dat
Stealth: ? No. Writes to \AppData\Roaming\PyBitmessage and writes some Trolltech registry entries
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT (source)
How to extract:
  1. Download Bitmessage-[version].exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, rename the file to remove [version] numbers
  3. Launch Bitmessage.exe
  4. From the Settings menu, select Settings and check Run in Portable Mode

To generate a new address, click New Identity
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin
What's new? See:
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Changelog

40tude Dialog v2.0.15.84

lwc on 28 Mar 2021
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2008
  • Suggested by EnryWiki

40tude Dialog was (its homepage is available only via Internet Archive) a multi-server, multi-threaded email/newsreader with Unicode character support. It supports multiple servers (POP3/NNTP) and identities, has filtering/scoring support, integrated email functionality and binary support (including support for multiparts).

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder.

It only writes to Windows registry if you register it as default news/email reader, but the application can work without this.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for Non-Commercial Use
How to extract:
  1. Download the 40tude Dialog 2.0.15.1 Installer, unzip, and then extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Download Dialog.exe 2.0.15.84 update and extract to the same folder (replacing dialog.exe with an updated/newer version)
  4. Launch dialog.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files (locale folder).
Latest comments
orchus on 2012-03-24 22:41

.. .. .. .. ... .. .. .. ..
Old dead Site: http://40tude.com/dialog/features.htm
New working WebSite: http://dialog.datalist.org/
3.89Mb Zip: http://dialog.datalist.org/downloads/4d2b38.zip
.. .. 4d2b38.exe is installer
also at CNET: http://download.cnet.com/40tude-Dialog/3000-2164_4-10771271.html
.. ...
current version: 2.0.15.1
can be installed to USB (see FAQ):
http://dialog.datalist.org/faq/frequently_asked_questions.html#Q:_Can_I_install_Dialog_on_a_USB_pen.3F
.. .. ..
(From FAQ)
.. .. . ..
on installation writes registry keys:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\40tude Dialog
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\News\40tude Dialog
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\dialog.exe
.. .. .. ... ..
.. .. ... .. ..
If set Dialog as default reader, adds:
HKCR\mailto
HKCR\news
HKCR\snews
HKCR\nntp
.. .. .. . . .. . .
Dialog works without problems without any reg keys.
.. . .. ..
first 2 reg keys: let Dialog show on IE "Programs" tab, so it can be set as default reader
.. .. .. . .
third entry: leaves path, so other programs find it. Start->Run "dialog", will use path in this reg key

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