The Bat! Is A Highly Secure Email Client But Too Complex

The Bat! Email

The Bat! email client from Ritlabs has been around for years – 1998 to be precise – and is widely accepted as one of the best secure packages available. I was a registered user back when V4 was roaming the land, but for whatever reason gave up and pursued other avenues. I felt it was time to revisit.

The Bat! interface has not changed one iota over the years, but extra buttons have been created as functionality has increased and, if I am honest, it is not the most user-friendly front end. In fact, configuring The Bat! is, how can I put this nicely, a complete bastard!

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Mailbird Email One Of The Best

Mailbird Email Client

Mailbird first came to my attention six or seven years ago and, until I adopted Postbox, as my de facto email client.  Even so, I still keep Mailbird on my PC to keep up with how the service is evolving as it regularly crops up in the lists of top email clients alongside Outlook, Thunderbird and others. As such, it is in good company.

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Postbox Email, Power And Flexibility

Postbox Email
Postbox has been my primary email client of choice for many years and nothing else has appeared to make me change my mind.  The app is a paid-for derivative of Thunderbird, but the relatively small charge for a lifetime subscription gives you plenty of bells and whistles to enhance the way that you work. Over recent years it has seamlessly handled up to nine email accounts, including Gmail and IMAP services, plus Protonmail through ProtonMail Bridge. So why a separate email client rather than web browser access? The key reason is that Popstbox enables me to manage all my email accounts in one place rather than skip from account to account via a web browser.  Also, some years ago, Gmail was down to browser users but the emails came sailing through to Postbox.

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Aqua Mail Gets My Perfect Email Vote

Aqua Mail

Aqua Mail has completely ruined the old epithet that it is better to travel than arrive.  Over the years I have liked nothing better to try out a wide range of Android email apps and finding their strengths and weaknesses before moving onto the next one. Aqua Mail has screwed that by being the best email app I have come across and will probably always be my email app of choice. The reasons are many and varied.

First, Aqua Mail has so many configuration options you will be lost for choice, well around 300 choices to be accurate. Whether it is changes in the interface you want to make or the way the app itself handles emails, there is an option that you will eventually find that suits you. I say eventually, because it took me several weeks of tweaking to get it just right.

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Spark Email Doesn’t Light My Fire

spark email

Lockdown boredom means that I am always looking around for new apps and services, especially email apps, and that is how I came across Spark which, on the face of it, looked to be very promising. However, as I experimented with it, it became clear that Spark and I were never going to be friends. This doesn’t mean it is a bad email package, just that the way I work with email and Spark didn’t have matching personalities or methodologies.

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