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R.
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Foxmail

Foxmail (the beautiful, famous Chinese email-client) runs well from a USB stick, but it writes quite a bunch of entries in the registry (under "Aerofox"). These registry entries seem only to be related to the personalized interface settings of Foxmail (like adjustment of toolbar, colors of text in mails to be used, etc.)

Could Foxmail be made portable, so it writes those entries in an .ini file rather than in the registry? Or maybe it could just be stopped from writing in the registry, keeping it's default settings?

The reason why I prefer Foxmail over all other email clients is that I can SEND with it mails via different accounts, aliases and smtp servers. Almost all other email clients only allow to send mails via *one* preferred account and smtp server.

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Depends.

You could use Registry Rapper -- http://www.portasoft.org/e107/download.php?view.4 -- if you aren't frightened by registry files.

Or, if you prefer, I could custom-build you a launcher (like Portable Notepad2).

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Great!

Ha!! Thanks for that link! Never heard of Registry Rapper before. Will be useful even with some other programs that behave similarly like Foxmail. Thanks! Smile

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Any luck with porting

Any luck with porting foxmail???
It would be awesome !!!
I should probably just post a request Sad

custom-made ehh......nice

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Alternatve to foxmail

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q=Dreammail&m=Search

Try this alternative, DreamMail, very similar to Foxmail with the features you require and portable, I use it and it is amazing.
Regards NMC

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confirmed!

Gotta confirm, DreamMail is a very lovely email client (sometimes a bit slow here). I just discovered that in Tool > Option > Interface > MailBox Settings, I can set up "Account list showed as FoxMail pattern"(sic), that is, as completely separate account boxes! Just the feature I miss in most other email clients!

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Dreammail

That dreammail seemed pretty good atfirst, but i couldnt figure out how to get it to download the rest of my personalized hotmail folders other than the basics (in,out, sent, spam etc.) It also didnt support US english characters very well IMO...not very familiar with issues like this(e-mail proto's aint my thing)...but, maybe in a future version ill check it out again.
But thanks anyways, Until the other day, i never even knew of portable email clients...let alone anything else that worked for hotmail account w/o "hotmail popper"...i knew of portable apps a while back when the site first got up and running, but never really used them until now.

Cant wait to figure this out, you would think with so many idiots like myself that are stuck with a hotmail acct and usually several others. There would be tons of email clients that support hotmail w/o issue....IMO

Thanks again for the suggestion...now to check out that koomail...i dont mind paying a little bit for something that works properly, let alone something useful.

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Tried Thunderbird Portable + Webmail?

Have you tried Thunderbird Portable with the Webmail extension installed? It gives you access to your Hotmail account. I don't use it myself but know of several folks that like it.

Thunderbird WebMail Extension - allows Thunderbird to use Yahoo, Hotmail, Lycos, mail.com, GMail, Libero and AOL webmail accounts

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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Multiple accounts

Well actually, T-bird also allows multiple accounts, from different sources (I have three from my hosted sites, one from the university and one from my ISP). Add to this, it supports multiple profiles; I have one profile for when my notebooks connect to the network here at home (where the mail passes through the SpamPal mail proxy — wonderful program — and to our internal mail server), another where it is accessed "raw" from Borders, B&N or the university wifi access). The PortableApps version does not support multiple profiles, I believe, but I am not sure that is a problem. It supports multiple accounts quite handily.

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it's true

Thanks, djenner. John told me about it in the other Foxmail thread. I checked it out: it's all true! Wink

But, I also found out that TB has a few settings and akward behaviours that I just don't like, which is a pity, as, otherwise, TB seems to be a solid piece of software, with some nice security features. I think, I'll stick with Foxmail as long as I don't have an IMAP account (which Foxmail does not support).

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