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|IncrediMail is an email program that has evolved far beyond other programs that read and send email. Have you been using email stationary to liven up your email in MicrosoftR Outlook but you want more? Well IncrediMail lets you do that and so much more.|
The program itself is not ever boring. It comes with several Skins installed which can give the program different looks. You can set the program to display any of these Skins. You can also download more Skins from the IncrediMail website. Then just click on the Skins button, choose a new Skin and give the program a whole new look. You can set the program to display a different look every time it starts. My favorite is the Carved in Stone Skin, but I usually change it to a seasonal Skin during each holiday. Next there are 3D and sound effects when you open and send your email.
The Notifiers are the best part of IncrediMail. They are cute little animations that tell you when you get a new message. Some of these animated Notifiers pop up on your desktop only when new mail has arrived. And some are always on your desktop and make sounds to let you know when you have mail. My favorite is the Aquarium Notifier. He is a little fish that quietly swims back and forth in his fish bowl until you get a new email message. He then blows bubbles and stares at you until you open the IncrediMail program. In fact he is staring at me right now!
IncrediMail has many ways to personalize the email you send. You start by choosing from several Letters. Letters are preset backgrounds similar to the email stationary that you can use with other email programs. There are quite a few themes to choose from such as Elegant Paper, Hi Tech, Business-Like, Moods, and of course seasonal themes. After you choose a Letter style, you can add some of the animations, 3D effects and sound effects that come with the program. You can also import your own pictures and record a message in your own voice. The emails that you send are in HTML format which allows you to add all these great features to your messages. But if someone cannot yet receive HTML email messages, you can still send a plain email to them with IncrediMail.
You can use IncrediMail to email e-cards. Some e-cards come pre-installed and you can download more from the IncrediMail website. I'm not talking about sending an e-card the usual way by going to a website and filling in a form. Then your friend or family gets an email message with a link to view the e-card on a webpage. No, with IncrediMail you can send the actual e-card itself just like you send your regular email messages.
IncrediMail is also a hard working email client program. You have all the basic features that you will need from any email client. For example you can set up the program to automatically add your email signature at the end of every email you send out. You can also tell the program to sort your incoming email into designated folders such as private, business, purchases, or any topic you choose. Of course what good would an email program be without an address book, spam alert, and the ability to download email from your POP accounts? IncrediMail has all that too. I have a lot of fun using this program and I think you will too.
Note: Recently one of my readers emailed me about his concerns that IncrediMail might use SpyWare. I passed his concerns on to the makers of IncrediMail they replied: "IncrediMail is certainly NOT a spyware! It is important for us to stress that our business and revenue model has nothing to do with collection and distribution of user information. Actually, being Internet users ourselves, we actively believe against it and therefore, do not share the information with third parties."
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