Hi, I am all for Incredimail - in my humble opinion it it easily the best e-mail program available. I have the Gold Version, but even the free version is Tops. I would say Go For It without hesitation.
I an not a fan of incredimail. I had it for a few weeks. It crashed, and took XP with it. I had to reformat and re-install. It totally trashed my system when it died.
Thunderbird, click here on the other hand: also gives an audio message if mail arrives, puts a envelope icon in your system tray to let you know when there is new mail, has a mail filter, and other such options.
The main difference I have noticed is that when it FUBAR, you just uninstall it, and then re-install. No rebooting, no hassle. No loss of mail or addresses.
I love incredimail so I bought the thing, then it crashed and nobody but nobody from the support team could sort it, that is 2 years ago and it is still broke and the VIP support has stopped answering my emails,
Well - I am rather surprised to find such apparent bad problems with Incredimail. I can only say that neither I nor any of my local friends who use it on my recommendation have had any problems with it at all. We all use XP with SP2, and I and several of the others keep everything up-to-date with all the usual Anti-virus/Firewall/AdAware programs. I am also very surprised when I see so many people with virus/adaware/trojan troubles etc, I and my friends are all on broadband and on-line much of the time yet very rarely, if ever, have such problems. My own PC is on-line at least ten hours each day, even when I go out I leave it on.
I still say that Incredimail is easily The Best and will continue to recommend it to anyone who asks.