OIV downloads allow you to handle Stamped Mail within your PC based
email client. Without OIV software, you receive Stamped email normally.
The Stamped Mail appears as an envelope in your Inbox.. When you open
the envelope, the body of the email appears in a browser window. Also,
you must use the OIV website to send Stamped Mail.
With OIV software, you compose mail on your PC email client, then
you can choose to send it normally or as Stamped Mail. When you receive
Stamped Mail, it first appears as an envelope in your Inbox. After you
open the envelope, the body of the email now replaces the envelope,
still in your Inbox.
OIV software works only for POP based email accounts - where you
receive email on your computer, not for web based email services such
as Yahoo, Hotmail or GMail. Currently OIV software works only for
Windows 2000 and XP. For web based accounts and users of Linux and
MacOS, you must use Stamped Mail without these downloads. Future
releases will support Linux and MacOS, and we are working to get web
based email services to integrate our features in their websites.
There are three downloads currently available: OIV Mailer which is a
free standalone email client and plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook Express
and Microsoft Outlook (a plug in for Thunderbird is in the works).
If you currently use Outlook Express or Outlook, download the
appropriate plug-in and you can have Stamped Mail features with little
If you use a different POP email client, download Mailer. You will
configure Mailer to use your POP account. If you like it, you will use
it to replace your current email client. Before you make that decision,
you can run both. (If you run both, be sure to configure both to leave
mail on the server. Otherwise, emails taken by one client will not be
available on the other.)
Currently, the Clean Inbox feature is available in Mailer but not in
the Outlook plug-ins.
Please keep in mind that we are still improving these applications.
They are fully functional, but more features will be added to make them
fully convenient. Be aware that we are committed to making Stamped Mail