eMail Client For Me


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OldGuy

Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
I know that certain features and peccadilloes make an eMail client
liked or disliked so maybe also say what those features are.

Important to me: In addition can anyone identify which email clients
can download headers but not attachments until called for? I get
eMails with large attachments that take too long to download. I need
to select the eMail and download only those attachments that I
immediately need.

I want a mail client so I can be notified upon mail arrival so I do not
have to go to e.g. Hotmail or GMail etc to look.



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The Other Guy

Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
Windows Mail from Vista works fine, and can be installed on 7/8,
if you can find a copy.







To reply by email, lose the Ks...
 
G

Good Guy

Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
I know that certain features and peccadilloes make an eMail client
liked or disliked so maybe also say what those features are.
Thunderbird works for me just fine.
 
W

Warren Post

Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
My favorite is Opera Mail. It is Gmail-like in its approach to message
organization and display, so if you like Gmail you'll love Opera Mail.
It lacks a few things I want (notably it's contact management is pretty
basic), so I use Thunderbird. I'm not a Thunderbird fan, but it gets the
job done.
 
G

G. Ross

OldGuy said:
Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
I know that certain features and peccadilloes make an eMail client
liked or disliked so maybe also say what those features are.

Important to me: In addition can anyone identify which email clients
can download headers but not attachments until called for? I get
eMails with large attachments that take too long to download. I need
to select the eMail and download only those attachments that I
immediately need.

I want a mail client so I can be notified upon mail arrival so I do not
have to go to e.g. Hotmail or GMail etc to look.



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PopMan or PopTray will work in the background and check for email at
intervals that you set (mine checks every 10 minutes) and show a flag
in your notification tray when you have mail, which mail address
(hotmail, gmail, whatever) by color, and a numeral showing how many
unread mails you have. It will then open your reader to read your
mail if you ask it to. I like PopTray better but it doesn't work on
64 bit Windows.

As for eMail clients--Thunderbird is very good, flexible and updated
regularly. I use Seamonkey, which is like a clone of Thunderbird And
Firefox combined.

All these are free!
 
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G. Ross

OldGuy said:
Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
I know that certain features and peccadilloes make an eMail client
liked or disliked so maybe also say what those features are.

Important to me: In addition can anyone identify which email clients
can download headers but not attachments until called for? I get
eMails with large attachments that take too long to download. I need
to select the eMail and download only those attachments that I
immediately need.

I want a mail client so I can be notified upon mail arrival so I do not
have to go to e.g. Hotmail or GMail etc to look.



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About attachments: Seamonkey (And no doubt Thunderbird) have a
setting for downloads. Mine is set to not download messages greater
than 1000 mb. It will show the first few lines of a larger email with
a box which says it did not download the entire message, and "Click
Here" to download the remainder of the message.
 
S

s|b

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
I know that certain features and peccadilloes make an eMail client
liked or disliked so maybe also say what those features are.
Mozilla Thunderbird
Important to me: In addition can anyone identify which email clients
can download headers but not attachments until called for? I get
eMails with large attachments that take too long to download. I need
to select the eMail and download only those attachments that I
immediately need.
In Account Settings > Disk Space you can set up TB to not download
e-mails larger than xxxxx KB. However, you can choose to download them
anyway if you want.
 
J

Juan Wei

OldGuy has written on 6/18/2013 10:51 AM:
Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.
Thunderbird.
 
J

Juan Wei

Alias has written on 6/18/2013 11:32 AM:
I don't think an email client exists for that. Thunderbird can be set to
just download headers but I'm not sure if those headers will indicate if
you have any attachments.
And that's only for POP3 accounts.
 
J

Juan Wei

G. Ross has written on 6/18/2013 1:01 PM:
About attachments: Seamonkey (And no doubt Thunderbird) have a
setting for downloads.
Good for POP3 only.
 
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Juan Wei

s|b has written on 6/18/2013 1:38 PM:
Mozilla Thunderbird


In Account Settings > Disk Space you can set up TB to not download
e-mails larger than xxxxx KB.
Only for POP3 accounts.
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

Alias said:
I don't think an email client exists for that. Thunderbird can be set
to just download headers but I'm not sure if those headers will
indicate if you have any attachments.
I don't know if attachments as such, but there's often a "number of
lines" header, which will give some idea.
 
Q

QuestionQuigley

Other than
OE Just seems too outdated.
Outlook Fancy but I could never grow into it.
Live Mail It's Microsoft. Love it or hate it.
Opera I like the web browser and eMail is pretty good.

What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
I know that certain features and peccadilloes make an eMail client liked
or disliked so maybe also say what those features are.

Important to me: In addition can anyone identify which email clients can
download headers but not attachments until called for? I get eMails with
large attachments that take too long to download. I need to select the
eMail and download only those attachments that I immediately need.

I want a mail client so I can be notified upon mail arrival so I do not
have to go to e.g. Hotmail or GMail etc to look.



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I really like Thunderbird. OE was fine, but its functionality
disappeared in Windows 7. Thunderburd also gas a decent news reader.
 
T

Tim Slattery

OldGuy said:
What other recommended free email clients are recommended.
Pegasus mail (http://www.pmail.com)
Important to me: In addition can anyone identify which email clients
can download headers but not attachments until called for?
Email attachments are just part of the body. The client has to bring
down the entire body, then parse it out.

But...Pegasus can display the headers on messages currently on the
server and let you decide which you want to bring down.
eMails with large attachments that take too long to download. I need
to select the eMail and download only those attachments that I
immediately need.
As explained above, that's not an option with email. But if you can
find an email provider that uses IMAP
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Message_Access_Protocol), that
might solve your problem. Pegasus fully supports IMAP, and it's
possible that your current email provider does too.
I want a mail client so I can be notified upon mail arrival so I do not
have to go to e.g. Hotmail or GMail etc to look.
You can set Pegasus (and most other clients also) to check the server
at an interval that you select. If it finds new mail, it will play a
sound, or make the icon in the System area move or something like
that.
 
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XS11E

s|b said:
That could be debated...
What's to debate? T'Burp is the ONLY newsreader worse than OE.

T'Belch used to be an OK email client in version 2.x but version 3.x
removed the "OK" and made it a not-very-good email client, later
versions made it more and more sucky.

Good news, version 2.x may still be available if you search for it,
Bad news, T'Barf requires several "add-ons" to make it a usable Email
client (to me, anyway) and those add-ons may no longer be available for
the early versions.
 
Z

Zaidy036

What's to debate? T'Burp is the ONLY newsreader worse than OE.

T'Belch used to be an OK email client in version 2.x but version 3.x
removed the "OK" and made it a not-very-good email client, later
versions made it more and more sucky.

Good news, version 2.x may still be available if you search for it,
Bad news, T'Barf requires several "add-ons" to make it a usable Email
client (to me, anyway) and those add-ons may no longer be available for
the early versions.
I use GMail as web mail and have T-Bird running to backup GMail using
IMAP. Then use T-Bird as a news reader. I find that faster when using
iPad and traveling.
 
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Juan Wei

XS11E has written on 6/19/2013 3:00 PM:
What's to debate? T'Burp is the ONLY newsreader worse than OE.

T'Belch used to be an OK email client in version 2.x but version 3.x
removed the "OK" and made it a not-very-good email client, later
versions made it more and more sucky.

Good news, version 2.x may still be available if you search for it,
Lots of security problems!
 

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