Create and connect multiple email accounts or send and receive messages with multiple character encoding using this user-friendly app
X-Sylpheed is a software application that can be used in order to aid people in sending and receiving mails, with support for POP3 and IMAP4 account types.
The upside of a portable app
You are not required to go through the installation process, as this is the portable version of Sylpheed. Consequently, the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to suffer any changes and it is not going to leave any kind of traces behind after its removal from the drive.
It is also important to mention here that if you place the program files to a removable storage unit, you can run X-Sylpheed on the fly, on any machine you come in contact with, with just a click of the EXE.
Add several accounts and manage them with ease
This mail client enables you to set up multiple accounts, with the help of a wizard which guides you every step of the way, and you can organize messages by creating multiple mailboxes and folders. In addition to that, you can manually add contact to the address book, as well as import them from CSV or LDIF files.
Filter messages and use a search function
It is also possible to save certain messages as templates, so that you can use at a later date, as well as establish filters, so as to automatically sort certain mails or delete them, according to your specifications. Logs are available and they can be brought up at any point in another window, while you can also choose a character encoding from a pretty long built-in list and use search functions to look for items in the current message or in all of them.
Mails are loaded in plain text, keyboard shortcuts are integrated for scrolling, flagging and moving messages, and notifications can be hidden or shown when new messages arrive.
Conclusion and performance
The amount of resources requirements is insignificant, the response time is quite good, the interface is intuitive and feature-rich, and we did not pick up on any errors or crashes in our tests. All in all, X-Sylpheed proves to a pretty efficient and reliable mail client, that we recommend to all types of users.
- PentiumII 266MHz or higher CPU (PentiumIII 500MHz or higher is recommended)
- 128MB or higher RAM (256MB or higher is recommended, 512MB for Windows XP, 2GB for Windows Vista)
- GPG encryption and signature
- APOP authentication
- LDAP address book
- Supports many locales, including UTF-8 (Unicode), when using libjconv
- IPv6 support