The Bottom Line
- Barca has many features (including a great spam filter) that help you handle mail efficiently
- Strong security and privacy protection don't keep Barca from being convenient and comfortable
- Barca integrates email with calendaring (shared in Pro), a diary and task management
- Barca can feel a bit sluggish
- You cannot set up smart folders or folders that learn from example
- Barca does not offer integrated support for secure messaging
- Barca lets you access multiple POP and IMAP accounts as well as Usenet newsgroups.
- Versatile filters can handle incoming and outgoing mail automatically and Barca is fully scriptable.
- A combination of Bayesian and intelligent rules-based spam filters detects junk emails precisely.
- Barca supports both plain text and richly formatted HTML emails and has a powerful editor.
- Sanitizing emails and blocking remote images, Barca protects your security and privacy.
- You can mark messages with custom flags and show only certain mail easily in any folder.
- Mail stored on disk can be encrypted and the Barca interface can be password-protected.
- Barca also includes group/shared calendars and task management, a planner, a diary and sticky notes.
- Barca supports Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/3/XP/Vista.
Guide Review - Barca 2.1 - Email Program
Barca's PocoMail roots make it extremely versatile with flexible templates, filters and PocoScript, the powerful scripting language. Reading and composing emails is both comfortable â including full HTML support â and secure â Barca can sanitize potentially unsafe emails. Barca comes with an easy to use Bayesian spam filter.
It's a pity neither the filtering engine nor searches can be used to build smart, virtual folders that automatically track relevant emails. It's nice how Barca integrates email with its other features, though. You can turn any note into an email or any email into a to-do item, for example.