Type of Program: e-mail client/send only
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/NT
Company/Authors Name: G-Lock Software/Maris Purinsh
Installed Size: 655Kb
As readers will know I thought G-Lock EasyMail v1.00 was an excellent program but now they've gone and improved it and brought out v 1.5 which means another review. That's OK it is a pleasure to review good software.
Still easy to install and easy to set up EasyMail is a send only e-mail client which has it's own SMTP relay which means you can send e-mail directly to the recipients e-mail server without going near your ISP's server. The result is instant delivery as you are avoiding any potential queues or failures at your ISP's SMTP server (such as I get on a regular basis). Add to that the option to check if the e-mail address you are mailing to is valid or not before sending and you save having to bother reading all those "Mail undeliverable" messages as well.
The writers of this software have improved the GUI and added some nice features. There is now an address book feature along with button access to most of the facilities. They have added a spell check which can be auto or manual. There is also a history in both the To: and Subject: lines, very useful for the lazy amongst us, no more re-typing addresses.
There is a send anonymously feature which personally I have never seen the need to use though no doubt there are users who will want to make use of it. I do like the feature to load a message from file which allows you to insert text files into the message window, I have several standard e-mails I use and this is very useful.
The original features remain such as the choice to save which e-mails you've sent instead of the usual auto-save you get in other clients which seem to fill up so rapidly with stuff you never need to see again. The 'Set Signature' feature where you can type in your own standard sign off lines which can be inserted with a simple click on the Signature button. The 'Priority button to set the priority, again with a simple click. The facility to enter any e-mail address to which you want to receive a confirmation that your message had been read by recipient. All this and the ability to have multiple attachments too. The program also includes an easy to follow help file if you are not sure about what these functions do.
The program also supports Socks4, Socks4A and Socks5 proxy protocols, so you can use it within your Local Area Network (LAN), too. EasyMail ensures faster, safer, and more easy-to-control mail sending, and thus it helps to save your time and money if you are paying for your line time. A really useful program that confirms every e-mail you send has been delivered instantly. It's a "must have" at a very reasonable price.
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Support: Unable to test due to holiday period
Reviewed by Simon Baillie