Email Client

The desktop software that you use to compose new mail and view the mail you receive, its features can help you organise contacts, filter through spam, etc.

  • thunderbird Mozilla Thunderbird: standalone email client from, includes good spam filtering
  • mozilla mail Mozilla: the main browser also has an email reader component (with the same spam filtering capabilities as above)
  • evolution Novell Evolution: similar to Outlook but without the viruses! (Linux and Solaris only at present)
  • Outlook: should be avoided if possible, it suffers very similar flaws to IE: it seems designed to be exploited and catch viruses, see our exploits section for examples

Then you must also configure it securely!

Other Email utilities


Understanding the protocols used by email software

Secure Configuration

We show you how to have the best email security, assuming your provider supports these options, if not we do