Looking for a new e-mail client.

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Youri Carma, May 6, 2008.

  1. Youri Carma

    Youri Carma Gawd

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    I use Outlook Express but I am not totally satisfied.

    I need an e-mail client which:

    - Stable as a rock.
    - Puts the pics in a seperate folder(s).
    - Backup TXT in seperate (ansi or whatever) simple files.
    - Can open HTML,XML etc...
    - Highlight in color seperate recieving e-mails on e-mail adress.
    And more......
     
  2. arik100

    arik100 [H]Lite

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    i don't know if the functions you're looking exists in them , but i can tell that they considered as fine mail programs

    incredimail
    thunderbird by Mozilla
     
  3. Youri Carma

    Youri Carma Gawd

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    I will look into those TnX!
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Thunderbird....good.
    Incredimail...wow...ad/spyware city! You'll be formatting your computer after installing that.
     
  5. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer [H]ard|Gawd

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    another vote for thunderbird
     
  6. compslckr

    compslckr [H]ardForum Junkie

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    thunderbird is really good, and there are alot of add ons so you can customize your experience.
     
  7. Oh4Sh0

    Oh4Sh0 2[H]4U

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    Not sure about the features... but what about the standard version of Outlook (2007)?
     
  8. gigabyte1024

    gigabyte1024 [H]ard|Gawd

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    if you have $100 to spend, get Outlook.
    if you don't have $100, try thunderbird.
     
  9. marley1

    marley1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    TheCreator 2[H]4U

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    Did someone really recommend incredimail? :(

    Doesn't get much better then Outlook...
     
  11. TechieSooner

    TechieSooner [H]ardness Supreme

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    Nothing can beat Outlook right now.

    However if you don't need some of the business features (and don't want to spend the money) then Thunderbird works great.
     
  12. Methodical

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    Another vote for outlook.
     
  13. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer [H]ard|Gawd

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    ugh... people voting for outlook obviously haven't used much else.

    it's bloated crapware thats the #1 target for vulnerabilities
     
  14. Grentz

    Grentz Stay [H]ard

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    POP3 or Exchange = Outlook
    IMAP = Thunderbird
    PIM = Outlook


    Outlook can be a PITA, but it also works very well and is very stable.
     
  15. Grentz

    Grentz Stay [H]ard

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    you are happy to crap on outlook, but dont give any alternatives.

    The fact is, outlook has its downsides but the alternatives in most cases are much much worse. Thunderbird is the only worthy alternative I have found and trust me, I have tried tons of them!
     
  16. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer [H]ard|Gawd

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    I recommended Thunderbird higher up in the thread... i should also add though that adding the lightning extension makes it feature comparable.

    I also remember a year or so ago someone finally ported Evolution to windows, but I'm not sure the status of this project.
     
  17. Met-AL

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    Thunderbird is a buggy program. I used to be a big Thunderbird fanboy, but when you start having errors because the database for your inbox gets corrupted and it's a known issue version after version, you tend to take a second look at your fanboyism.

    Try Outlook, the real version perhaps. But stay away from Thunderbird.
     
  18. Grentz

    Grentz Stay [H]ard

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    Comparable, but still not as powerful. I have used it setup that way and it is nice and workable for most, so I recommend you try it. But not an end all solution.

    I like and use thunderbird, so I am not saying dont use it, but outlook does have some more features that are very nice for some people.
     
  19. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer [H]ard|Gawd

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    bizarre... I've been using it since its beta .8 and have never had any issue like that....

    I also have brought over the same profile from machine to machine and format after format, with 5 different email accounts with separate inboxes.... my profile is 3GB as of this writing.

    I'd advise you take another look at it, or address other issues with your configuration.
     
  20. TechieSooner

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    Show me another alternative to Exchange.... Fact of the matter is nothing beats it.
     
  21. Methodical

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    Truth. Enterprise environments universally use outlook for a reason. IMAP4 ain't the same.

    Previously at work some people used thunderbird. It just geared differently, for a the home user mostly. It doesn't have the features we use in the enterprise.

    Its great for a home user, actually....
     
  22. YeOldeStonecat

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    Uh.....show us an alternative with features that Outlook has. Go ahead...match the features with another product. And don't forget compatibility and ease of backing up and importing/exporting data.

    While some people still enjoy the illusion of trendiness by being on the anti-Microsoft train..sometimes they have a good product.
     
  23. RangerSVT

    RangerSVT [H]ard|Gawd

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    Ugh, Hiltonizer voting for thunderbird obviously didn't know how to use outlook..


    I'll stick to outlook, thanky.
     
  24. RangerSVT

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    I am smarter than you because I use Thunderbird, but I am even more smarter than you because I use Firefox and Thunderbird!:p:D Sorry, I had to. Some people at work act like that, I smiles.
     
  25. Hiltonizer

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    I'm a former Microsoft employee (tech support engineer), a certified Microsoft Office User Professional (bleh), and NetAdmin at a company on a 2003 AD Domain with Outlook of course.... I have enough knowledge and experience with it to justify hating it.

    In fact, my boss and I are in agreement and we will be REPLACING exchange and outlook by Q2 next year? With what you ask? Scalix.
     
  26. YeOldeStonecat

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    I use Firefox too, and Opera.....running on PCLinuxOS right now...not Windows. So I trump you back twice! You can't assume to know what I run. I hardly use Outlook too..usually just OWA. ;)

    Outlook wasn't a suggestion by me...if you read my first reply...I also stated Thunderbird..because this sounded like a "home user"..and the only reason I'd not recommend Outlook for a home user is because of the price...since many home user don't need all of the power features of Outlook.
     
  27. marley1

    marley1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Outlook > Thunderbird

    And maybe last year you could say Firefox was better then IE, but i am now back to IE7 after about 2 years of Firefox.

    Not that expensive to get a Student version of Outlook or Office 2007, or piratebay it up.

    Shit i got like 20 keys with the MS Action Pack. Well worth to just buy that for 300 and get tons of software
     
  28. RangerSVT

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    I was hired as the pope for several years. Tough job, but I liked it.
     
  29. Met-AL

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    Hmm, I will check my archived profile when I get home tonight. Edit: 1.2GB


    But, no, I won't have another look at it. I use Outlook at home now as well. It works with our OWA service at work which I also use with my WM 6.1 phone. I have all my information at home, work, and on the go with Outlook.. I have the complete company directory.. all 75K people, I have all my customers contact info, my email of course, and my calendar. What I update at work, gets updated at home and on my phone seamlessly. Near perfection.
     
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    mrgstiffler [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I used to use POP3 and Outlook for my email and ended up running into the bug where it re-downloads email when "Leave a copy..." is checked. I moved to hosted gmail and absolutely love it. I will never use a standalone email client again. Gmail is HIGHLY recommended by me :)
     
  32. pug71

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    I have never found anything better than outlook.
     
  33. Youri Carma

    Youri Carma Gawd

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    I am thinking about the new Eudora 7.1 right now.

    Or maybe an old Eudora version.

    Big advantage from what I know about the old version is seperate storage of TXT and PIC!
    This also makes your backup allot easier and you must have a very stable e-mail prog that way.

    You can give different colors to different e-mail contacts which also can be very usefull.

    I intensively worked with outlook for a couple of years so I know the prog is stable but I don't like to rely on a single PST file.
    Wouldn't it be easy if you could find your pics in a seperate folder to watch them all instead of digging your e-mail prog?