The Bottom Line
The way SplitEmail works can mean lots more messages generated, however, and the resulting emails' visual appeal could be improved.
- SplitEmail lets you make parts of emails and attachments confidential for certain recipients
- You can highlight passages for all or only certain recipients, too
- No special software is needed to read messages personalized with SplitEmail
- SplitEmail makes it very obvious to all recipients it was used to compose an email
- A separate message is created for each addressee and SplitEmail breaks "Reply All"
- SplitEmail requires Outlook or Internet Explorer and Gmail, Yahoo! Mail or AIM Mail/AOL
- SplitEmail lets you insert confidential comments, highlight text and send attachments individually in group emails.
- For each attached file, you can choose the desired recipients.
- SplitEmail lets you preview the precise message each addressee will receive.
- When you click "Send", SplitEmail composes individual messages for each recipient with exactly the specified parts.
- Recipients using SplitEmail will be alerted if messages they answer or forward contain confidential passages.
- SplitEmail supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Outlook 2007 and Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and AOL WebMail.
Guide Review - SplitEmail 0.13 - Group Email Personalization Tool
You mean you already do that? You send a group mail, then send individual emails with individual comments. You split groups for attachments or use a file delivery service so everybody can download at their will.
SplitEmail vows to make all that a lot easier. To insert a private comment in a group message, type it, press "Mark Confidential" and select the desired recipients. To deliver an attachment only to certain people, click "Manage Attachments" and pick the addressees for each file. To highlight a passage — for individual recipients or all — select it with the mouse and use "Highlight Selection".
Before clicking "Send", you can preview — with SplitEmail highlighting differences between recipients — your message. After the plunge, SplitEmail creates a unique message for each addressee, containing just the specified parts.
Of course, that means you will send as many messages as there are recipients (instead of just one). More mail traffic and a cluttered "Sent" folder can be the consequence. It's also a pity that SplitEmail only works in Outlook or Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and AIM Mail/AOL if you use Internet Explorer.
While everybody can read messages composed with SplitEmail, other SplitEmail users (and those equipped with the free SplitEmail Reader) can reap an additional benefit: SplitEmail can automatically remove passages marked confidential when they reply or forward.
Speaking of replies: SplitEmail naturally breaks easy collaboration using "Reply All" (except for those using SplitEmail). All recipients are listed in the message body, though. It would be nice if SplitEmail could be a bit less outspoken about its being used.