Can you recommend a small email client?

Mike May 27, 2011
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As the title says I’m looking for a very stripped down email client for Windows 7.

– small (at best only an executable)
– no requirements like Cygwin, Perl, Java, …
– IMAP support if possible
– preferably text only
– preferably portable

It doesn’t need to be an active or recent project. I don’t mind if it’s years old as long as it works (native or compatibility mode).

One example of what I’m looking for would be Mutt – www.mutt.org
But the Windows port requires Cygwin and Perl what I’m [as previously mentioned] don’t really want to install.

Thankful for any suggestion

  1. George Pporter
    June 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    http://www.washington.edu/alpine/acquire/Scroll down to the Windows section. There is an executable, which installs the program and a zip file which contains standalone binaries. The download itself is less than 3 MB, so it should satisfy your size requirement.If you want to avoid an installer, download the alpine-2.00-wnt.zip archive.The project itself is free to use, and it is open source.

  2. Mike
    June 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks to George P. for suggestion Alpine ~ very nice find.
    http://www.washington.edu/alpine/acquire/

    I assume his comment got lost within the section upgrade/downgrade.
    appreciate any further suggestion

  3. George Porter
    June 14, 2011 at 6:47 am

    http://www.washington.edu/alpine/acquire/

    Scroll down to the Windows section. There is an executable, which installs the program and a zip file which contains standalone binaries. The download itself is less than 3 MB, so it should satisfy your size requirement.

    If you want to avoid an installer, download the alpine-2.00-wnt.zip archive.

    The project itself is free to use, and it is open source.