Foxmail is a compact, yet very powerful email program with many useful features and a pleasant interface. It supports POP3 accounts as well as Hotmail accounts and offers support for HTML email, multiple accounts, mailbox encryption and more. It also comes with a WYSIWIG tool to compose nice looking HTML emails from templates or scratch. The program also offers filter options, allowing you to act upon incoming mail that meets certain criteria - you can delete messages, forward them, auto-respond to them and more based on keywords appearing in the subject, address, text etc. The Express Send feature enables you to send mail directly to the recipient, using the built in SMTP server, thereby bypassing your ISP. It includes many other features, including a remote mail viewer to manage mail on the server, as well as a small scroll ticker that displays message subjects as they arrive in your inbox.
Reviewing 7.2.6 (Dec 23, 2014)
Could be a great client, unfortunately if fails. Here's why:
- No international spell checker support (only Chinese and English)
- Is not possible to turn off automatic html images loading in messages (also means, possible security issue here)
- Is not possible to export contact from the address book
- Filters manager window is not resizable (with lot of rules it gets clumsy).
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Jul 4, 2014)
Installation dialogs for this are in Chinese, so it's impossible to install. Might give it another shot if they ever get round to releasing an English version.
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Apr 22, 2014)
I'm sticking with Foxmail 7.0!
With 7.2 you can't customize several annoyances. 1) The mail list is grouped by date and you can't ungroup it. 2) There's no way to change the font of the view or preview panes, nor the background color. 3) When viewing the RSS list without a preview pane, or with preview on bottom, the titles in the list don't show at all. With RSS feeds I would also like to be able to search them. But this is missing in all versions of Foxmail.
I use foxmail because all other email clients consume huge resources, including most browsers. Since I use IMAP, I just want a simple, small, program. Foxmail is the closest I can find. I love the fact that I can run it on a portable drive without installing it on each operating system I use.
However, it doesn't have a way to synch my address book with gmail. Other popular clients screw this up too (I usually end up with hundreds of duplicates on my Android.) I REALLY need a solution for this but I don't want to link my operating system to a Microsoft live account (too scarey!)
If anyone knows of a good gmail contacts syncing program for Windows let us know!
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 (Mar 14, 2014)
Just upgraded from version 7.1 (which seems to have some issues) to 7.2. Very pleased with the new version. I have been using Foxmail for many years and it has never let me down. To get the English menu had to delete the Chinese lgb files. Importing all data from old version worked perfectly. It is recommended to do a clean install instead of upgrading you can import all the mails, filters, labels, signatures, templates etc from the previous version (some copy and paste is required for some items like Labels.
Version 7.2 with a clean install is using only have as much space as a upgrade. It also works perfectly on a USB stick or portable drive.
I can not understand the comments from Hilbert. Why do you want to install a mail program if you don't have a e-mail account. There is Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail and many more free mail programs. Sign up with one of them and install your Foxmail, as simple as that. I have been using Eudora, Pegasus, Outlook, Becky, Thunderbird and many more and Foxmail is the best in all aspects.
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