12/08/2004: Thunderbird are go!
I know, it doesn't parse right, but I couldn't resist the Gerry Anderson reference.
Anyway, if you hie thyself to http://www.mozilla.org/, you'll notice that the Mozilla Foundation has released version 1.0 of the Thunderbird mail client, which is based on various Mozilla/Netscape projects which preceded it (Netscape Messenger, the Netscape/Mozilla mail clients, and the Gecko rendering engine for HTML mail).
If you're looking for a great, low (actually, no) cost email client with a reasonably decent spam filter, and which has none of the security holes of Outlook Express or Outlook, you should give Thunderbird a try. I've been using the pre-release versions for months now on my Linux box, and I'm very pleased with it. [Yes, I do run Eudora 6 in paid mode on my Windows boxen, mostly because the spam filter in Eudora kicks butt.] Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
And while I'm mentioning Mozilla products--if you're not reading this blog on Firefox, why the hell aren't you? A superior web browser without all the holes of Internet Explorer. And it's free, too.
So when you follow the link to the Mozilla website, go grab both Firefox and Thunderbird. You'll improve your online experience markedly by doing so.
Len on 12.08.04 @ 07:27 AM CST