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Old 12-03-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I've been happily using OE for years but since Windows 7 doesn't support it I've been having to look for other options. I installed Windows Live Mail but I didn't like the way it worked/looked. I installed Thunderbird but didn't like that at all. I've never been an Outlook fan but it seems to be becoming my only choice. Is there a good client I'm missing?
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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What didn't you like about Thunderbird? And what is it about Outlook that you like so much that you'd prefer it over Thunderbird?

My experience - both personally as an occasional user of Outlook, and professionally as an IT pro for the better part of two decades - is that Outlook is a major piece of crap.

I started using Thunderbird a couple of years ago and have no reason to go looking for another client. It's feature rich and very extensible - kind of like Outlook, but without the expense or the bugs.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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What do you want or need it to do?
Mozilla has also developed Sea Monkey which is an all in one web app that includes e-mail. You might want to try that.
The SeaMonkey® Project
IBM offers Lotus Notes for a fee.
IBM - Lotus Notes - Features and benefits
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:45 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I was a dedicated Eudora and Thunderbird user for years. Nowadays webmail, specifically hosted Gmail, has gotten to be so good that I stopped using a mail client about 2 years ago. Using webmail, I can always count on read/unread messages being marked correctly in my Inbox no matter what device I use to read my mail from. Plus Gmail's search is both better and faster than any mail client I've ever used. Maybe you should consider switching?
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What do you want or need it to do?
Mozilla has also developed Sea Monkey which is an all in one web app that includes e-mail. You might want to try that.
The SeaMonkey® Project
IBM offers Lotus Notes for a fee.
IBM - Lotus Notes - Features and benefits
Lotus Notes is the worst program of any kind since the Turing Machine.

I Hate Lotus Notes
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Lotus Notes is the worst program of any kind since the Turing Machine.

I Hate Lotus Notes
Those who hate it are the ones that don't know anything about it. Lotus Notes is incredibly robust with a rapid development environment unmatched by any other product out there.

Outlook is the best for email and general collaboration, primarily because it's incredible intuitive. Lotus Notes has a learning curve, but certainly more powerful.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Try "The Bat".

RITLabs. The Bat! Email Client
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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Gmail > local client
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I was a dedicated Eudora and Thunderbird user for years. Nowadays webmail, specifically hosted Gmail, has gotten to be so good that I stopped using a mail client about 2 years ago. Using webmail, I can always count on read/unread messages being marked correctly in my Inbox no matter what device I use to read my mail from. Plus Gmail's search is both better and faster than any mail client I've ever used. Maybe you should consider switching?
Same here. For a home user web based e-mails are more than enough and work the best I think. At work we use Outlook which is quite typical unless it is some sort of an engineering related firm which might prefer Lotus Notes.
If this is for home, I say stick with what Bowie suggest and as an addition to that check out Inbox2.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Gmail > local client
Meh, I still prefer a client over webmail. I'll use the gmail site when I travel, but for everyday use I still like to use thunderbird.

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Thunderbird and Eudora are the only two other clients I can think of. I'm not sure why you didn't like Thunderbird, but I'd recommend giving it another shot.
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