The Bottom Line
- TabMail boasts strong security and privacy
- In concert with SpamBayes, TabMail filters junk mail precisely
- TabMail is simple, small, and easy to use
- TabMail's message filters allow only few actions
- The message editor is a tad too simple, too
- TabMail does not always display HTML emails correctly
- Access multiple POP accounts with TabMail.
- Native support for international languages through Unicode.
- Security via tight PGP integration, attachment warnings and TLS/SSL connection support.
- TabMail can automatically scan attachments for viruses and compresses them, too.
- Threading across folders lets you browse mail easily in TabMail.
- Filters using regular expressions allow TabMail to sort mail automatically.
- In addition, TabMail automatically recognizes SpamBayes headers and filters spam accordingly.
- TabMail supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP/Vista.
Guide Review - TabMail 2.7 - Free Email Program
TabMail's support for Unicode makes it possible to send and receive messages in nearly any language. Tight integration with PGP makes secure mailing a snap, and automatic compression of attachments is a feature any recipient will love.
TabMail can also scan attachments for viruses automatically. If you use SpamBayes, TabMail automatically filters messages to special folders using headers inserted by the superb Bayesian spam filter. Some aspects of TabMail are too simple, however.
The message editor in particular is only apt for simple messages. Though TabMail lets you create rules using regular expressions, filtering is restricted to a few actions, and the HTML-to-plain-text converter is not without problems.
All in all, TabMail is a nice email client for the occasional user, but power users will miss the... power.