In this section, we take a look at various specialized free E-mail products and services on the Web. Our listings here include free mailing list services that let you easily send out an E-mail newsletter of your own, as well as free resources such as custom stationery to give your E-mail a personalized touch. We also review free services that perform useful tasks (such as informing you whether the recipient of your E-mail has opened your message yet).
We've had a number of requests lately from visitors using Windows Live Mail, asking where they can get custom stationery to liven up their correspondence. This is the place to go. Here, you'll find a wonderful collection of free themed stationery for use on Windows Live Mail, Outlook and Outlook Express. Each self-installing package includes beautiful scrolling backgrounds, and some include music.
Here's a free, easy-to-use service that lets you instantly create disposable E-mail addresses. These are useful for protecting your privacy and avoiding spammers when you're filling out online forms. The service is available in English and Spanish.
Do you work with email lists? This is a handy free online tool that you can use to filter and purify email lists in order to use them with an email service such as MailChimp. Using this service, you can extract emails from CSV files, detect incorrect emails and remove bounced or unsubscribed emails.
This site offers free "Funletters," (animated E-mail stationery for Microsoft Outlook Express). Funletters are easy to use and there is a wide variety of styles to choose from. You can also add sound and music to your Funletters, as well.
This handy freeware E-mail management program lets you fight back against spammers and E-mail viruses and helps protect your privacy. MailWasher lets you check and manage your E-mails before you download them. You can also use it to bounce E-mails back to spammers, so that it looks as though your E-mail address is no longer valid. (For Windows).
Liven up your E-mail correspondence with this fun, freeware program that lets you easily insert an animated smiley face into your messages with a simple mouse click. There are a wide range of nifty-looking smiley face characters to choose from here. (For Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and IncrediMail).