The Bottom Line
Netscape is no longer actively developed or supported.
- Netscape offers effective Bayesian spam filtering
- Integrates with AOL Mail, NS WebMail, AIM and ICQ
- Good security record, privacy-conscious
- Netscape has only weak message templates
- Custom message filters are not flexible enough
- Netscape is no longer developed as an email program
- Netscape manages multiple POP, IMAP, AOL or Netscape WebMail accounts.
- Netscape supports secure TLS/SSL connections and S/MIME message encryption (PGP/MIME via plug-in).
- Netscape includes highly effective spam filters using Bayesian statistical analysis.
- Netscape supports rich HTML (including WYSIWYG editor) and plain text emails.
- Netscape offers easy to set up filters for automatic message filing.
- Powerful message searching, a useful search toolbar, mail views and message labels for organizing.
- The vCard-enabled address book synchronizes with AOL and Netscape Webmail, integrates with ICQ/AIM.
- Netscape supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP, Mac OS 8.6/9/X and Linux.
Guide Review - Netscape 7.2 - Free Email Program
Netscape seamlessly supports POP and IMAP accounts, of course, but also integrates free Netscape WebMail and AOL email accounts. It even integrates AIM and ICQ with email. The support for HTML is naturally superb but in spite of this tight browser integration, Netscape is a privacy- and security-conscious email program.
Just as importantly, Netscape can also take care of the spam problem with its effective but easy to use Bayesian filters. Organizing the good mail works conveniently, too, with labels, mail views and a handy search toolbar.
One of the few things missing from Netscape are filters for outgoing mail.