FileZilla is the name for a feature-rich, fast and reliable FTP client, and there's also a FileZilla Server, which is an FTP server from the same developer group. The client supports download resume, download queue, connection keep-alive, timeout settings, favorite list, proxies, SSL and GSS security. You can even export its settings to import on another machine or after reinstalling your OS.
FreeProxy is professional Freeware which channels requests for internet pages via a single computer and enables many computers to share an internet connection. If you have dial-up internet access, you can use the Demand Dial or Auto-Dial feature to dial up the internet either when it detects you want to access the internet (demand) or maintain a strict schedule of connection times (auto). Works fast with Cable/Broadband. FreeProxy has implemented a simple security feature to lock down access to the proxy, "local binding". You can prevent everyone except those on your local intranet from accessing your web server, proxy or mail systems. As an added bonus, FreeProxy has a built in web-server which can serve pages securely to either (only) your intranet or to the internet.
Internet connection sharing with demand dialling
HTTP proxy, including FTP over HTTP, SOCKS5
SMTP & POP email proxy
Outlook Express / Hotmail email proxy
TCP tunnel (tunnel any TCP protocol)
Connect to ICQ and MSN easily
HTTP 1.1 persistent connections, RFC2616 and RFC2518 compliant.
See Compliancy below.
Demand Dialling, auto connect/disconnect
URL filtering has been replaced by Resource Security which allows username password authentication and access to resources.
Resources include IP addresses, ports, URLs, paths, IP services
Comprehensive access logs which are user configurable
Create users and groups and/or authenticate to a Windows domain
Built-in web server
Message logging and dumping
Connect to another Proxy server or connect directly to the internet
Bind to a specific network interface for added security ("local binding")
HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/open source) and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the "mirrored" website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.
Miranda IM is a multi protocol (ICQ, AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen, Netsend, and more) instant messenger client for Windows. Miranda IM uses very little memory and is extremely fast. It requires no installation and can be fitted on a single floppy disc. Its powerful plugin system makes Miranda IM very flexible. Only the most basic features are built in, but there are currently more than 150 free plugins available for download that allows users to extend the functionality of Miranda IM.
Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes. Skype, created by the people who brought you KaZaA uses innovative P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you with other Skype users. If you are tired of paying outrageous fees for telephony, Skype is for you!
Skype is quick and easy to install. Just download it, register, and within minutes you can plug in your PC headset and call your friends on Skype. Skype calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. Best of all, Skype does not require you to reconfigure your firewall or router?it just works!
Free unlimited worldwide phone calls to other Skype users
Superior sound quality - better than your regular phone
Works with all firewall, NAT and routers - nothing to configure!
Friends list shows you when your Skype friends are online and ready to talk or chat
Super-simple and easy to use
Your calls are encrypted 'end-to-end' for superior privacy
Based on cutting edge peer-to-peer technology developed by the creators
of Kazaa and Joltid
SpamPal sits between your email program (eg. Outlook or Eudora) and your mailbox (POP3 or IMAP), checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamPal considers to be spam will be "tagged" with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder and your spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore!
Check your mail against the freely-usable DNSBL lists (aka "blocking lists") of your choice.
The list of available DNSBL services is automatically updated, so new DNSBL lists can be used as they appear!
Whitelist the email addresses of your friends and family so that mail from them will never be tagged as spam!
Don't agree with a listing in a DNSBL list? You can whitelist entire netblocks so you'll never be troubled by that listing again!
Do you think part of the Internet should be blocked that isn't in a DNSBL list? Add it to the local blacklist and all mail from it will be tagged as spam! You can blacklist email addresses or entire netblocks!
People and mailservers with whom you correspond frequently are Automatically Whitelisted - without you having to lift a finger!
More than one mailbox? SpamPal supports multiple POP3 servers!
Supports APOP authentication!
Can filter IMAP4 mailboxes!
Can even protect an SMTP connection!
Unobtrusive! Once installed, SpamPal sits in your system tray and you can forget all about it - except spam won't be causing you so much trouble!
Multi-language support! Use SpamPal in English, German French, Italian or Russian
Subject Line Tagging. As well as its special header, SpamPal can put "**SPAM**" in the subject of spam messages.
And if all this isn't enough, you can extend SpamPal with third-party Plug-ins!
SpamPal will not be able to detect all of your spam. However, I think it will detect enough to make a considerable difference!
A really great messenger software - everyone's favourite! :)
Is there anyone who like running an IRC client together with AOL Instant
Messenger and ICQ, for example? Tons of different programs to run,
and all of them do nearly the same...
Trillian itself can use the ICQ, AIM and Yahoo messenger networks,
and even connects to IRC - isn't that great?
Trillian has everything together with a very friendly user interface.
The most important features: multiwindow user interface, buddy list
(with categories), history (=logging) function, link grabber
(automatic collection of links in a small window), etc.
Trillian also supports skinning, and ofcourse you can find tons of nice Trillian skins while surfind the official website - http://www.trillian.cc.
Trillian is under continuous development, and in every single version
there are new features - I'm sure you'll like it! Go and download! :)