Are You Up For An Email Client With Unique Features? Read On!

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 27, 2008
Updated • Jan 7, 2015

Update: Emailaya is no longer available. We have uploaded the latest working version of the email program to our own server. Please note that we don't support the program in any way. You can download the program with a click on the following link: (Download Removed)

If you ask 100 users about their preferred email client you will receive many different answers. Many will tell you that they use web based email like Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Windows Live Mail. Others will proudly mention that they rely on desktop email clients like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. Only a few will mention an email client that you never heard about though; And this is the tale of one..

eMailaya is a portable email client for the Windows operating system. It is one of those software programs that receives fantastic ratings all over the place but is known by only a few users. What makes this client unique in comparison to other desktop clients and web based email services?

The answer is its functionality. Have you ever asked yourself why there is no way to send audio or video emails easily? Why there is not a build in feature to check and manage emails on the mail server? Why there is no easy way to backup emails?

Those are just a few of the features that eMailaya comes with. Lets take a closer look at the audio email feature. All you need is a microphone that is connected to the computer. You press a button in the email client that indicates that the recording starts. You talk and as soon as you stop the recording the audio file gets added as an attachment.

The same principle applies to video emails. It is really that easy. No more starting another application, recording the audio or video, saving it and adding it as an attachment.

What else do you get:

  • Pop3 and IMAP support
  • SSL support
  • Calendar
  • RSS and RSS2Email
  • Quick Chat with email contacts (if both use eMailaya)
  • ISP switching
  • Tabbed emailing
  • Statistics like information when the last email from a specific contact was send / received or about the sizes of specific mail folders.
  • Password Protection
  • Automatic archiving (create one zipped attachment containing all attachments)
  • Upload Files to the mail server
  • Dynamic folders on mail server

Is it the right email client for you? That's a question that is best to be answered after testing eMailaya extensively. The email client can import messages from Gmail, Outlook, Outlook Express and eml/ema/msg files. Contacts can be imported from the Windows address book.

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  1. Buffet said on October 5, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I finally found version 4.0 and downloaded it, but I couldn’t figure out how it works?
    Can you help me please?
    F.Y.I. There are still a LOT of old versions being offered at several sites.

    Thank you.

  2. Buffet said on October 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Dear Mr. Brinkman,

    When I click the ‘eMailaya’ link in the article above it comes up: ERROR 404 – PAGE NOT FOUND!
    Can you kindly shed any light on this bad link?

    Thank you.

  3. vhick said on December 29, 2008 at 4:10 am

    eMailaya is good!

    but frepops consume a more cpu resources.

  4. Amos said on December 28, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    defining an account in eMailaya is easy as typing in your email and password. no other info is needed (eMailaya does it for u) and therefore importing account info from a different email client is not relevant

    there are tooltips for ALL buttons that are iconic, if u find a certain button without it, let me know, i might have missed one or two.


  5. David said on December 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Just a couple of observations after downloading it and playing around. Having the ability to import account info from OE or Outlook would be nice as would “tool tips” for all the small icons throughout the GUI.

  6. Martin said on December 28, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Amos yes you can link and use parts of the article on your website, thanks for the comments.

  7. Amos said on December 28, 2008 at 10:40 am

    i think people misunderstood the video/voice feature: even though i dont consider it as the most important feature in emailaya, the video is a simple AVI file and the audio is a WAV file, these formats are supported in any Windows OS, you DON’T need anything extra in order to hear/view the audio/video. moreover, you can even hear/view them from INSIDE emailaya itself!

    regarding spam: emailaya uses a built in rbl/dnsbl mechanism to detect spam AND a user defined rules based on the sender (email) and the subject) combining both methods creates a pretty good detection percentage.

  8. Amos said on December 28, 2008 at 9:41 am

    hi there

    first of all, thank you martin for this favorable article about eMailaya. may i link to it from my site?

    regarding webmails support: the main problem of making it a built in feature is the very often changes in the APIs. i was using adsense notifier addon for firefox and the developer needed a never ending changes to his add on every time google changed their API until he got tired of it completely, same for the webmail support. because this is an add on (powered by u can update the plugins whenever u need instead of waiting for a special update for every API change.

    what eMailaya does give you is a better integration with freepops, it activates freepops automatically, it defines the account information automatically and more.

    feel free to comment me about eMailaya, i promise to relate to all of you.

  9. Daz said on December 28, 2008 at 9:41 am

    This may be a good client if it had a more intuitive antispam feature. As stated earlier, what is the point of Audio and video if other users can’t open them.

    After trying this, I think I will stick with Thunderbird, even if it still needs come improvements to make it as fully featured as outlook 2007. The only problem I have had with outlook is it is quite buggy.

  10. RG said on December 27, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    I would think those kinds of things should be good candidates for built-in features, not add-ons. I am sure if I look at the road map for Thunderbird 3 (just as an example) I would find many features that I would rather skip in favour of having access to all my emails without add-ons.

  11. Martin said on December 27, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I have not tried it but Freepops is mentioned which can be integrated into the email client by moving it into the /data/freepops/ directory.

  12. NightFlyer said on December 27, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Stefan I get Yahoo,Gmail,AIM email delivered to my Thunderbird by using the addon Webmail ( )and it’s various plugins (I know there is also a plugin for Hotmail) it works really well though it does take a little setting up.

  13. RG said on December 27, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Trying it out today but Stefan touched on a most important feature, if an email client itself can centralize all my emails that would be a killer app.

  14. Stefan said on December 27, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I just want a client that can grab my Yahoo and Hotmail mail along with my Pop3 without having to run another program like yPOP

  15. Ajay said on December 27, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Have you tried the integration with Gmail. Even thunderbird doesn’t have great support of the threaded conversations in Gmail.

  16. Martin said on December 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Dotan I think you are missing the point, maybe because the feature is not intended for anyone out there. Think about sending audio and video messages to family members.

    It is a useless feature if your system does not support it or if you do not need it. But I guess you have no need for a MySpace page either and still there are millions of users who like them..

  17. Dotan Cohen said on December 27, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    > Have you ever asked yourself why there is no
    > way to send audio or video emails easily?

    Probably because those are nonstandard, nonproductive features? If some lovely eMailAya user _sends_ me an audio or video mail, how will I open it? My cellphone probably won’t support the format, and there is a good chance that my laptop does not either. I cannot turn on sound when I am going through my email in the library on the laptop. I cannot copy and paste part of an audio or video note to my Zim Notebook. I cannot print the important information in there. I cannot quickly eyescan the document for the facts.

    Sounds like PHB features to me.

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