So, I'm downstairs, trying to set up a mail program so I can download my accumulated mail. I enjoyed using the mail program bundled with the Netscape browser on my other machine - it meant I didn't need to use any email software produced by Microsoft, which (last I checked) insisted on grabbing onto my email and not allowing me to do anything useful with it. I define "useful with it" as being able to save an email in a format other than a proprietary Microsoft format. There's this format called "text" which I've been fond of for some time. But I digress. I suppose it's not the end of the world if I don't have access to that...I haven't needed it in some time. Nevertheless, it irritates me that the current versions of Netscape (and their brothers Mozilla et al) no longer have mail readers. They instead, direct you to use Microsoft Outlook.
So, who uses a mail reader that works in a Windows machine that isn't a Microsoft product? Do you like what you use? Is it a free download?