Yesterday, I told you why you should upgrade Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail. My main concern is that Outlook Express is old, and that it’s no longer supported by Microsoft. People will continue to have problems with OE, and it’s never going to improve. Almost any new email client would be better right now. So, if you don’t like Windows Live Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird, you might like Incredimail.
What’s so great about Incredimail?
Many people might tell you that Incredimail was designed for teen-aged girls. However, it’s flexible and even the more conservative email users can enjoy it. Once you look past the eye-candy filled interface, you might agree.
Here’s what the website says about this free email client:
- Send beautiful email backgrounds
- Add 1000’s of fun emoticons to your emails
- Enjoy animated email notifiers
- See exciting 3D effects in your emails
- Add funny animations to your emails
- Add cool sounds to your email messages
Install and Setup
Once you’ve downloaded Incredimail and start the install, there’s one screen that I’ll warn you about. As you can see below, Incredimail offers to change your default search engine and install a search toolbar. I haven’t found anything bad about these additions, and it’s up to you if you want them. You can remove them by clicking the Custom Installationbutton, and unchecking the filled check-boxes.
Setting up your existing email accounts is easy. If you are already using Outlook Express, You can import your correct email account configuration. When I installed it, this happened automatically and Incredimail was ready to use immediately.
Here’s a quick preview of what the Incredimail client looks like while it’s running.
There are tons of ways to customize the emails that you send. Here’s one I sent to my wife.
If you’d like to learn more about Incredimail, check out this video.
Download Incredimail (WinXP, Vista, 7)