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Downloads of v 3.3:


Last Update:

26 Sep 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Jem Berkes


mail email smtp test

JBMail (Portable)

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3.3 | Updated: 26 Sep 2021



Downloads of v 3.3:



Software Author(s):

  • Jem Berkes

JBMail (Portable) 3.3

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install JBMail (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade JBMail (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall JBMail (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade jbmail.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade jbmail.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install jbmail.portable
    name: jbmail.portable
    version: '3.3'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'jbmail.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.3'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller jbmail.portable
    Name     = "jbmail.portable"
    Version  = "3.3"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'jbmail.portable':
  ensure   => '3.3',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 27 Sep 2021.


JBMail runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP. Although there is no direct Linux/UNIX support yet, JBMail runs nearly perfectly under Wine v20041201 (even with SSL/TLS connections).

Who might want to use this software?

ROAD WARRIORS and MOBILE USERS who benefit from a streamlined mail client that leaves mail on the server and which doesn't force them to download all mail (saving time and bandwidth). The program itself is self-contained and portable, and does not require installation.

SECURITY CONSCIOUS PROFESSIONALS who benefit from a clean, simple mail client that doesn't expose them to the security and privacy risks posed by HTML mail and script support. Attachments are decoded on demand only, ensuring that viruses are not automatically unleashed. HTML is never rendered, so advertisers can not track messages.

USERS OF REMOTE SERVICES who require a properly implemented, yet easy to use SSL/TLS client for encrypted POP3 and SMTP transactions. Encrypted mail access is becoming the standard for business, academic, and government mail services.

I.T. PROFESSIONALS who receive an excessive volume of daily mail and need powerful filtering capabilities. With direct mailbox access on the server, users can quickly clean and take care of incoming mail to reduce or even eliminate local mail storage. Easy access to multiple profiles makes managing many accounts easy.


Latest version:
JBMail Plus 3.3 beta3a (2005-05-10)

Last official release:
JBMail 3.2 (2003-05-21)

32-bit Windows

Free license for beta version
JBMail Plus is now free!

JBMail Plus 3.3 beta3a (ZIP)


New in version 3.3 beta3a

Updated OpenSSL libraries. The latest JBMail Plus package includes OpenSSL 1.0.1e (2013-02-11) for better security.

PGP, via external GnuPG software. Once all keys are setup in GnuPG, the composer allows you to sign and encrypt emails, or decrypt and verify signatures. There is no key management in JBMail.

Various user interface enhancements. Composer can now auto-complete addresses; partial support of mailto: URLs; file associations for .JBM (stored emails viewable in JBMail); search feature in address book.

Core features

Security and Privacy. JBMail uses smart technology choices to eliminate the security and privacy hazards found in other mail clients, without sacrificing interoperability. For instance, HTML is stripped to plain text and not rendered.

Full SSL/TLS support. Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security use state-of-the-art encryption to protect POP3 and SMTP communications from eavesdropping and spoofing. Provided by the industry standard OpenSSL.

Virus protection. Multiple levels of defense against viruses, worms and trojans. Safety features include a file block list and executable file SanityCheck.

Junk mail filtering. JBMail includes powerful junk/spam filtering capabilities, including whitelist and blacklist, heuristic custom filters, and even header pattern matching.

Portability. Fits on a floppy disk; no install required. No local mail storage, and no registry keys created. Messages can be viewed and saved/archived in plain text format to guarantee cross-client and cross-platform compatibility.

Efficiency. Header-based POP3 access lets you read and delete mail directly on server without downloading everything. Light-weight software is nimble even on old computers!

Supports POP3 and SMTP; MIME; base64 and UUencoded attachments; ISO-8859-1 (Latin1) Western European characters; and many other standard features.

Only in JBMail Plus: Ability to save multiple profiles and message flags/states. Mail is still kept on the server.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName= 'Software Ideas Modeler.portable'
$toolsDir =  "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
    PackageName    = $packageName
    Url64          = ''
    Checksum64     = 'A65EA41DB746FF7868BF6486C21473A79A20A375653311ADFEC54FC014D89E58'
    ChecksumType64 = 'sha256'
    UnzipLocation  = $toolsDir

# Download and unzip into a temp folder
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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