What email client do you use?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Strykar, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Strykar

    Strykar Limp Gawd

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    (sorry if this is a repost, did a bit of searching beforehand though)

    I've used Opera's built in email for a long time now, mostly because I enjoy the convenience of clicking the left sidebar and opening my email so easily, but I was wondering what everyone else uses? Perhaps try to coax me into a new client?
     
  2. Shadow2531

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    Most that use IMAP (including myself) are not very happy with Opera's mail client.

    They've rewritten the IMAP backend from scratch. It is available in 9.0TP1 and will be available in 9.0 Final when it comes out.

    The problem is, the interface is a pop3 interface. Almost all the features are pop3 features. There are a million features missing for IMAP. Opera's mail client destroys the idea of IMAP. I've been on them to fix things. We'll see.

    Also, the fact that the folder list is in a panel and the message list is in a separate window makes it a pain for drag n drop. Lots of people have panel placement set to float, which make the mail client a pain to use.

    The whole filters deal just doesn't do it for imap. Opera's mail client doesn't even keep things in sync with the server. Also, it can easily wipe out all messages in your imap folder.

    Now for pop3, Opera's mail client works fine and is pretty cool.

    Also, if you are one to compose mail in HTML format, you can't in Opera. You can't even forward HTML that someone sent to you. Also, Opera itself doesn't support copying and pasting of rich text so if you copy pics, links and text from a web page and paste it, all you get is text.

    Also, new in Opera mail, like some other clients, now splits up download messages into separate folders for each day and each message is now stored in a separate file. This is supposed to improve parsing files by doing things separately, but people with large inboxs have been complaining that they end up with millions of folders and messages instead of just one big file.

    I myself use Thunderbird for IMAP. It's great and there is little that bugs me about it. I've tried other clients like TheBat, Eudora and OE and Outlook. None of them impress me like Thunderbird. Its junk handling, folders+views, rss-feeds and extensions make it a good client.
     
  3. KoolDrew

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    I just check my email through my browser.
     
  4. Strykar

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    You know, I don't think I've ever actually used an IMAP server for email...
     
  5. Shadow2531

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    ^^

    Put simply, it works like a webmail service where you have different folders and your emails stay on the server until you delete them and then remove them from your trash. You can add your own folders, redirect mail to certain folders etc.

    When you open a message, it is temporarily downloaded so you can view. (You can save for offline use if you want to).

    You can also upload drafts and templates etc.

    Then, you can go somewhere else, log on and all your mail is still there.
     
  6. seanmcd

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    Outlook from Office 2003 Pro. Works great. Easy to backup/restore.
     
  7. Steppo

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    I use Outlook in Office 2003 at work. Does the trick just fine as our Exchange server has its own junk mail filtering on top.

    At home, I use Thunderbird 1.0.7
     
  8. chrisdodds

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    Entourage ftw.

    -Chris
     
  9. Cowcaster88

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    Entourage. The only program that would work seemsly with my Hotmail account. Then it was easy to setup my IMAP and POP3 (Gmail) account with it. So I'm happy.
     
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    Eudora.
    I love Eudora. Used to use Pegasus before that.
     
  11. BillLeeLee

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    I either check it through Gmail in my browser, or use Mutt.

    Back then I used Thunderbird.
     
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    thunderbird w/ web mail extension
     
  13. Schmiggy_JK23

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    Outlook 2k3, and recently, the Outlook 12 beta.
     
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    Been using Thunderbird for a few years now and love it.
     
  15. XOR != OR

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    squirrel mail

    Webmail for nuts
     
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    Squirrelmail is definitely awesome.
     
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    Outlook 2003 (love it)
    MS Entourage when I'm using my PowerBook
    Microsoft Outlook Web Access when I don't have my computer :p
     
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    gmail
    thunderbird
    groupwise
     
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    outlook 2003 at work, webmail services at home.

    i used to use TheBat at home, but stopped. was good, not great
     
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    firstclass - office
    thunderbird & gmail - personal
     
  24. Strykar

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    Just curious if you guys are using gmail's webmail for a reason? It works fine in my experiences setup in an actual email client.
     
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  27. shelshock

    shelshock Gawd

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    Gmail, Hotmail and Dodgeit (for my spam)
     
  28. BillLeeLee

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    Convenience factor, plus I like the interface.
     
  29. Shadow2531

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    Gmail is cool and I use it as a backup. However, it lacks a few options; one being to start replying below the quoted text. If having a conversation with someone else who has Gmail, we often find automatic insertion of quoted text undesired.

    They still need to fix a few things that are screwing up in Opera. Plus, they need to send gzipped content to Opera like they do for other browsers. I don't know if they've fixed it yet, so you can ignore this if they have.

    The pop3 access is nice, but I'd rather have IMAP access. The forwarding is nice too. The option to turn on utf-8 is welcome too.

    It's finally nice to see that they sorted out the compose keywords in the URIs so you can properly use the Webmail Compose extension for Firefox and the GmailCompose userjs for Opera.
     
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