Recommend an Email Client

Discussion in 'Software for Windows' started by Carbo, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Carbo

    Carbo Diamond Member

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    Running Windows Live Mail 2012 on Windows 7. I run a number of email accounts through WLM. One Comcast, one Gmail, and several domain based email accounts. Not too pleased with WLM. I'm wondering what programs some of the gurus who hang out here might want to share? Thank you.
     
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  3. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    Thunderbird. Been using it for years.
     
  4. country2

    country2 Senior member

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    Didn't Mozilla stop the development of Thunderbird recently?
     
  5. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    Sort of. They're calling it feature complete, and only doing security fixes. That's a reasonable approach imo. There isn't much you can add to it. It receives mail and sends mail, there's little it's lacking.
     
  6. CSMR

    CSMR Golden Member

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    In general you need to specify how you want to use email and what other services you need. Thunderbird generally doesn't cut it in today's world because it only offers email and not integrated contacts, calendaring, tasks, etc.. But if that is all you need it may be fine for you.

    Using gmail with email clients (rather than through web interface) may be problematic because of feature incompatibilities. For example gmail does not support folders and subfolders, so what happens if you create a subfolder in a client?
     
  7. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    Gmail supports folders/sub-folders. For calendaring there's the Lightning extension for Tbird. Dunno about integrated contacts. That isn't something I use.
     
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    smakme7757 Golden Member

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    Thunderbird is a great piece of software. I use Outlook 2010 now seeing as i got it through work, but prior to that Thunderbird was my client of choice.

    Also Gmail is a good choice if you don't mind everything else that comes along with using gmail.

    I've also heard good things about outlook.com as a netbased email client.
     
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  9. Carbo

    Carbo Diamond Member

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    I like outlook.com. The little I've used it has always left me with a favorable impression. I'd be happy to use it full time if it supported IMAP, which it doesn't at this time.
     
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    Thunderbird is excellent. It still seems to be getting non-security updates (like GUI facelifts)
     
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    bateman 212 Junior Member

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    Windows Live Mail is much better than Thunderbird imo. Very clean, threaded, and no bugs! :eek: It even has a good RSS feed, if you do that thing.
     
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    ringtail Senior member

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    Thunderbird, with Lightning extension
     
  13. IamDavid

    IamDavid Diamond Member

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    Outlook.
    Or does it need to be free?
     
  14. CA19100

    CA19100 Senior member

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    Tried everything under the sun for Windows, including Thunderbird, and nothing really felt right.

    Then I tried Postbox. It was exactly what I was looking for, and it plays properly with Gmail as well. It even integrates with DropBox, allowing me to seamlessly link large files instead of attaching them. Definitely worth checking out: http://www.postbox-inc.com/

    Outlook is also excellent, but not cheap.
     
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    RossMAN Grand Nagus

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    Thanks for the recommendation, so far looks promising.
     
  16. Iron Woode

    Iron Woode Lifer

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    I use Postbox Express. That is the free client. It works great and it set up my gmail account automatically.
     
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    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    BatMail may be a good fit for you, not so for me. I get my messages with T'bird Portable.
     
  18. Chiefcrowe

    Chiefcrowe Diamond Member

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    love Thunderbird myself w/ Lightning calendar addon.
     
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    skriefal Golden Member

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    I've used Thunderbird for many years, but do not like the recent UI changes. The title bar changes make it behave differently from almost every other Windows application -- no more double-click at left of title bar to close app, for example. And moving tabs and some other command buttons into the title bar might initially seem "cool", but it really isn't. Usability and consistency is more important than "cool", especially in an email application.