"A powerful and easy to use email program."
As the name indicates, IncrediMail is an email program that will help you organize and browse through thousands of emails in just a few seconds. Whilst even its first version has enhanced the email experience, the latest IncrediMail version is more powerful than ever and it features a new address book that allows you to create contact groups, assign pictures to any contacts you like, and create the most popular contacts. Another great feature of this program is that it enables the user to detect the type of attachment he receives without having to open the email.
Moreover, IncrediMail contains a built-in dictionary, a translation tool, animated effects, and a display picture option where you can add your favorite photos. This fun program allows you to personalize your email, as it includes various backgrounds, animations, sounds, stationery, and a few e-cards for all holidays. The good news is that it is compatible with most of the leading email services and can be downloaded in ten different languages. Let’s get rolling by analyzing the rest of this product’s features.
The installation process is very intuitive. After you have downloaded it, an auto installer pop-up screen will guide you through the process. However, if you would like to install it later on, you can cancel the automatic installation and then download the manual install version. The installation process is rather fast, since the full setup of IncrediMail occupies only 11.89 MB of your hard disk.
It is important to note that after the installation process you will have to update the software whenever a new patch is released. It is advisable that you update it whenever the manufacturer releases a new patch because the upgrades usually contain new features you might need. For example it corrects some of the bugs that are affecting the functionality of your current version and, in general, manufacturers will not offer support for older versions.
The interface of the IncrediMail is designed for both beginners and advanced users. The great thing about this software is that it will not change the position of the common email directories you are familiar with, such as inbox, outbox, sent items, or drafts. On the other hand, the writing, replying or forwarding emails menu will be placed on the top of the screen. Besides having a filter email option that helps you find the messages you are interested in faster, the IncrediMail also includes personalized icons for a faster visual recognition of the senders. A fun feature of the software is the customized email notifier option, as you can set it up to be almost anything that you like. Overall, it is intuitive and easy to use, since all of the important buttons and commands will usually pop-up in accordance with the action you are currently performing.
One of the features that you will appreciate the most about the IncrediMail is the quite large gallery of pictures, animations and sounds that you can use to personalize all your emails and contacts. This software is an ideal tool for people that enjoy using all sorts of visual artifacts to enhance and brighten up their messages with emoticons, 3D images and beautifully designed backgrounds. The variety of pictures, icons and backgrounds is one of the things that will help you sort out your emails faster and find the message you are looking for in just a few seconds.
Whilst during the installation process and before the first update, the IncrediMail works as intended, it seems that it sometimes stops sending and receiving emails afterwards. This problem has been spotted on computers that operate on Windows 64x or Windows 7 platforms, so it may be due to an incompatibility issue with 64 bit operating systems.
Two of the most known alternative options of the IncrediMail are i.Scribe and Mozilla Thunderbird. Like IncrediMail, both of them are freeware and they have obtained a high rating on most specialized websites.
Overall, it seems like a nice piece of software to have, especially if you have a good sense of humor and need some help to sort out your contacts and messages in a fun way. Even though the last update was not a success, as lot of people complained they could not receive or send emails, it is a problem that will surely be fixed in the future.
Requirements: Windows operating systems: Windows XP/Vista. MS Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
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