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Old 10-27-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: WV
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When you're accustomed to using an email client, it's hard to give it up. I held onto using Eudora until about 3 years ago. Now I prefer my hosted Gmail account.
I haven't given up my email client at all. I use Thunderbird for my pop accounts. (those tied to my websites, for instance) Before that, I used Eudora, Foxmail (not a Mozilla product), the email client that came with Opera, and in 1996, the email client that came with Netscape. I've never used Outlook or Outlook Express. Troubleshooting those when I worked Tech Support was as close I ever want to get to them.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Btw... whats wrong with Pine?

I freaking LOVE Pine.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I used Outlook from around '97 to about '99 or '00, but got tired of the issues/bugs. Switched to mutt and loved it. Used that until I swapped out my colo'd server, which is when I started using Thunderbird. That was about a year or two ago.

I miss mutt, though. I'm upgrading the server again soon, and once that's done I may switch back.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: WV
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Btw... whats wrong with Pine?

I freaking LOVE Pine.
I used Pine at work but not at home. I think I may have installed it on a Win98 machine once. I can't remember now but I think I wanted to be able to set up several email accounts, as TB lets me, and Pine just didn't do that or didn't do it easily.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: at the foot of my mountain
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Actually, it is a problem with the provider - charter cable company's email.

They do not store anything in their system, unlike gmail, hotmail, and others. So, once an email is downloaded onto a computer other than my primary computer which has Outlook (where, of course, I can keep and file messages), I will not receive them on my primary computer in Outlook. The provider sends them one time only and then they are gone once read.

My only option is to forward any wanted messages to myself and not open them until I return home and sign onto Outlook. I need a provider that will also store my messages on their system.

I hope that doesn't sound like gobbelty-gouk!! It is difficult to explain without some graphics!
I'm sure you'll figure out the best one -- you so often do.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Actually, it is a problem with the provider - charter cable company's email.

They do not store anything in their system, unlike gmail, hotmail, and others. So, once an email is downloaded onto a computer other than my primary computer which has Outlook (where, of course, I can keep and file messages), I will not receive them on my primary computer in Outlook. The provider sends them one time only and then they are gone once read.

My only option is to forward any wanted messages to myself and not open them until I return home and sign onto Outlook. I need a provider that will also store my messages on their system.

I hope that doesn't sound like gobbelty-gouk!! It is difficult to explain without some graphics!
I don't have charter but do have comcast, which from what I'm seeing, they are similar..
Charter
Choose POP3 server from the drop down window. Type mail.charter.net for the incoming mail server. Type mail.charter.net for the outgoing mail server.
Comcast
Outgoing mail (SMTP): smtp.comcast.net
Incoming mail (POP3): mail.comcast.net

As someone mentioned, it's usually a setting in the email client, something to the effect of leave messages on server. I actually used to do it this way, depends on what computers I was using. For the most part, I kept it set to download the messages but leave a copy online, then I could easily go online to read everything, or change that option on my computer when I didn't need it to do that any more.

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Actually, it is a problem with the provider - charter cable company's email.

They do not store anything in their system, unlike gmail, hotmail, and others. So, once an email is downloaded onto a computer other than my primary computer which has Outlook (where, of course, I can keep and file messages), I will not receive them on my primary computer in Outlook. The provider sends them one time only and then they are gone once read.

My only option is to forward any wanted messages to myself and not open them until I return home and sign onto Outlook. I need a provider that will also store my messages on their system.

I hope that doesn't sound like gobbelty-gouk!! It is difficult to explain without some graphics!
You mentioned you have kids that are computer smart, ask them to look at the preferences in outlook.

Also check out gmail. I haven't used my comcast email in so long.
Gmail gives you tons of features, online storage, online documents plus you can pull the mail on your computer in a mail program if you want.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I've had GMail for a few months and have seen very little spam - maybe once every one or two months I'll see one item that is spam.
My Gmail account has ZERO spam, even in the spam folder. But then, I don't use my Gmail account for general all-around use where the address has a chance of being exposed online. I use it mainly to receive some e-newsletters and to communicate with certain friends. Compared with the other web-based e-mail providers, Gmail's spam filtering is excellent.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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This is only kind of on topic, but it just occurred to me that I haven't changed my Yahoo mail password in 10 years or so, and as best I can tell it's never been hacked. All anyone who hacks it would find is a bunch of spam.

I get spam on my Gmail, but 99.9% ends up in the spam folder.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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My Yahoo! got hacked a few years ago. Couldnt retrieve the password that the changed. Was not a paying Yahoo! customer so they couldnt care less that my free email accounts password got changed. I used to mix my emails between paid email and private (my own paid for) domians. Now I exclusively deal with my paid service. You can get web space as well as unimited emails for about $50 a year which is well worth it to me. I get probably 1 spam a month (if even that) come through to my email and the downtime is 0, or unnoticeable.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: car guy in Phoenix AZ
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i think skimming through these posts, logmein.com remote into yr primary computer using outlook for the win.
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