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TeamWARE Embla

Type of program: Email client
Supported platforms: Win 95/98/NT
Company  name: TeamWARE Group
Authors e-mail address:
Version: 98
Cost: $39
Installed size: 3665 KB


Embla is a mail program that can send and receive e-mail containing text, moving pictures, sound and other data worldwide. It is based on MIME and uses SMTP, POP, or IMAP.

It supports multiple users, and national character sets. It will alert you to new mail, imports senders e-mail address directly to your address book, and it’s easy to install. It integrates with File Manager, Explorer, MS Word, or Excel. It stores you mail folders on your ISP, and supports online/offline mail “work”.

This program does quite a lot of stuff for an e-mail program, one thing I’ve never seen before is the fact that it allows you to attach a folder with sub-folders to an e-mail, and I think that is really something. Usually everything that gets near a folder with sub-folders stirs it all into one pile!

The help file is very comprehensive, has a directory of terms, and simple explanations. Matter of fact, the only thing I couldn’t find was something that would say right out whether I could use this program on AOL, since I don’t know what protocol AOL uses. You can work off line, and then dial up direct from Embla. This means that right now I can’t use this program with AOL, [and actually I don’t think you can at all-but don’t quote that] but I can use it, just using my modem and the dial up button.

You can try this program for 60 days without any problems, but then you need to register it. When you register it, besides being a good guy, you will get support via e-mail, you will get rid of the nag screens, a handbook in PDF format to print, and a spell checker in 11 languages, plus access to the “paying customer” section of their website.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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