Win 7 Email Client

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  1. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    I have downloaded and installed win 7 on my laptop, and I need an email client.
    I tried windows live mail, but it does not let me connect to an exchange server.

    Is there a free/open source alternative to Outlook? I have my only license installed on my main desktop.
     
  2. QwertyJuan

    QwertyJuan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Has to do exchange eh??

    What version exchange is it? With 2k3 you can run Outlook 2003 with it for free(or at least with my license I think it said that! :D too bored to look right now)
     
  3. QwertyJuan

    QwertyJuan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    PS, why not setup the web version of Outlook on your exchange server... as long as you are running IE, it looks AND feels like Outlook(with FF/Chrome/Opera it looks nasty however). It's actually what a lot of businesses use...
     
  4. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    Its exchange 2007

    I dont like IE, and I dont like using the web version.....just preference i know im being difficult.
     
  5. QwertyJuan

    QwertyJuan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    LOL, yeah you are.... hmmmm I don't know... does Thunderbird connect to an Exchange server?? I don't think so....
     
  6. SuperSubZero

    SuperSubZero 2[H]4U

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    Being fussy and not wanting to spend money are mutually incompatible. If you don't want to pay, you can't be picky. Use the webmail interface.
     
  7. QwertyJuan

    QwertyJuan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Actually we have MS to thank for this... they took away the 'right' to run Outlook with the new version of Exchange... but really, they are prolly figuring most people will use the Web-based version.
     
  8. Shaggy3zx

    Shaggy3zx [H]ard|Gawd

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    You could setup Thunderbird but it will likely take some work to connect with office 2007

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  9. QwertyJuan

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    You need imap it says... we are assuming that is set up on his Exchange box.
     
  10. swatbat

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    For most of their clients it was probability redundant. Most business clients seem to be running office as well.

    Anyway OP Outlook is the way to go. Other programs are not going to give you the same function.
     
  11. rampantandroid

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    Not sure on this, but I think for any other program to use Outlook, they would have to be licensing from MS, not? I don't think any alternative clients exist...I've also come to like OWA quite a bit.
     
  12. swatbat

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    Evolution does support exchange 2k/2k3 but I'm not sure if it runs with 07. They do have windows builds. It pulls through the exchange webmail. Haven't messed with it in a while but when I used it in the past it didn't run well.
     
  13. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    your exchange not set as a POP3/smtp ?


    i recalled there was a way to make outlook express connect directly to an exchange but for the life of me i cant find out how to do it anymore.
     
  14. QwertyJuan

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    Well of course you can connect to an exchange with POP3 and SMTP(assuming they are setup which would take 10 minutes or less if they weren't), but what's the use of that?? You can connect to any mail server(that I know of) via those means, but I am assuming he wants to run Outlook over HTTP so he can have his calendar and contacts, etc??
     
  15. DeaconFrost

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    Others have given you some good advice about how you need to stop being picky or start spending money. However, you should read into your Office EULA a little more. You probably could install it legally on your laptop as well.
     
  16. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    which would be webmail access which he said

    So his only other options is to either use POP3 or IMAP, or install outlook to do a direct Exchange connection.
     
  17. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    yea looks like I will be getting outlook, which is fine i just dont want to pay for it.

    Its a shame theres not an open source app, with the features of Outlook.
     
  18. DeaconFrost

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    Did you check out the licensing?
     
  19. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    Not really. WebMail does not have support for personal folders or calendar share control. For some things you just gotta have Outlook if you are running exchange.

     
  20. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    This is why open sources isnt always better, cause sometimes a paid for app is just superior in many ways then a free one, this is one of those "you get what you pay for" times.