Best email program for Win 7?


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Kenny

Been used to OE for a long time, now looking for an alternative, suggestions
and comments appreciated

Kenny
 
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Thip

Kenny said:
Been used to OE for a long time, now looking for an alternative,
suggestions and comments appreciated

Kenny
"Best" is subjective. What's best for you is whatever suits your needs. I
ended up with Windows Live Mail. I don't exactly like it but I dislike it
less than the others I tried. It was the only one that sorted my various
e-mail accounts into separate folders.
 
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Gordon

Thip said:
"Best" is subjective. What's best for you is whatever suits your needs.
I ended up with Windows Live Mail. I don't exactly like it but I dislike
it less than the others I tried. It was the only one that sorted my
various e-mail accounts into separate folders.
Did you try Thunderbird? That has separate folders for separate email
accounts as well....
 
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Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps)

Been used to OE for a long time, now looking for an alternative, suggestions
and comments appreciated
+1 vote to Thunderbird

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Tony Yarwood

And another +1 for Thunderbird, I have been using it for around 5 years ;-)
Me too...don't like ver 3 tho, IMO 2 is much better.

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Tony

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JJG

Thanks for the replies, am giving Thunderbird a try.

Kenny
I tried Live Mail as a replacement for OE but did not like it one bit.

If you want a combined emai; and newsreader then Thunderbird is the way
to go as far as I am concerned. I have both Tbird and Mozilla's
Seamonkey installed and can't tell much if any difference between them
as far as email and newsreading go. Seamonkey might be a little easier
to set up and then again it might not.

You won't regrest Thunderbird. Go for it.
 
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Paul H

Kenny said:
Been used to OE for a long time, now looking for an alternative,
suggestions and comments appreciated

Kenny
Windows Mail looks just like OE, including work groups, but keeps the
messages and contacts in a different way - no more "dbx" files. I upgraded
my Vista laptop to 32 bit W7, then put Windows Mail on it. If you Google
for "windows mail on windows 7" you can find two files that you must run
before you try to use Windows Mail on W7. They are named "Windows Mail.reg"
and "Windows Mail2.reg". I've been using mine with Windows Mail ever since
W7 came out. Since you are apparently running XP you will need to do the
Outlook Express to Windows Mail import process.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

I tried Live Mail as a replacement for OE but did not like it one bit.
I didn't like Live Mail either. I have never used OE so I can't
compare them. I've use Agent for both newsgroups and email since 1995
and IMO nothing else compares.

Steve
 
T

Thip

Gordon said:
Did you try Thunderbird? That has separate folders for separate email
accounts as well....
My problem is that my main e-mail address is Hotmail (and has been for many
years). MS has such a tight grip on it that I can't funnel the @hotmail.com
into a separate folder. Last time I tried TBird it only worked sporadically
with Hotmail.
 
D

David

I didn't like Live Mail either. I have never used OE so I can't
compare them. I've use Agent for both newsgroups and email since 1995
and IMO nothing else compares.

Steve
Have to agree with you there, I've done the same and it's still to be
beat.
 
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Tony Yarwood

My problem is that my main e-mail address is Hotmail (and has been for many
years). MS has such a tight grip on it that I can't funnel the @hotmail.com
into a separate folder. Last time I tried TBird it only worked sporadically
with Hotmail.
Hotmail can be downloaded straight into T'bird now that they've
enabled pop.

Settings are;
pop3.live.com
Port; 995

HTH

Best regards

Tony

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More privacy, no tracking.
http://clusty.com/

I block all articles posted from googlegroups. If you wish your posts
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Thip

Tony Yarwood said:
Hotmail can be downloaded straight into T'bird now that they've
enabled pop.

Settings are;
pop3.live.com
Port; 995

HTH

Best regards

Tony
I know; I've done that. But it won't download all the separate folders I've
created over time. I wish Hotmail would allow me to forward so I could make
a gradual transition to GMail.
 
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DanS

I know; I've done that. But it won't download all the
separate folders I've created over time.
I don't understand.....

In TB, each account has a section about where to put
messages.....

......and then there's also mail filters, which will allow you
to move/copy messgaes when received to, ti looks like, any
folder at all.

Are you saying that the message filters don't work using a
Hotmail POP configuration ?
 
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Tony Yarwood

I know; I've done that. But it won't download all the separate folders I've
created over time. I wish Hotmail would allow me to forward so I could make
a gradual transition to GMail.
Ah..I see, never used Hotmail, so I'm not sure what to suggest. If you
moved the mail that you want into your general inbox would that maybe
allow you to download them. Once you've got them make new folders in
T'bird.

Best regards

Tony

Google ain't your friend.
More privacy, no tracking.
http://clusty.com/

I block all articles posted from googlegroups. If you wish your posts
to be seen by everyone you need to find a different method of posting.
 
M

montfort

On Mon, 03 May 2010 09:22:12 -0400, Tim Slattery wrote:

old Eudora is still the best one
 
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johnbee

JJG said:
I tried Live Mail as a replacement for OE but did not like it one bit.

If you want a combined emai; and newsreader then Thunderbird is the way to
go as far as I am concerned. I have both Tbird and Mozilla's Seamonkey
installed and can't tell much if any difference between them as far as
email and newsreading go. Seamonkey might be a little easier to set up
and then again it might not.

You won't regrest Thunderbird. Go for it.
I tried Thunderbird but couldn't get it to work and the people who are
supposed to help are damn snooty and would not explain things. They were
the same when I tried out the web browser a couple of years ago as well.
Windows Live mail takes a bit of getting used to after OE but it is OK for
Usenet and would be fine if the windows could be arranged - I can't imagine
why they didn't allow that as it is a trivial thing to program. ( I must
admit though, after OE it is a big relief not to get 100 spams a day on my
new ISP - don't know how long that will last but the anti spam looks good.)
 

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