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Email Client / Outlook / Suggestions..
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Up until now i`ve just been using my free hotmail account and corresponding with clients etc thru that. Not the best really and now it`s getting a bit hard to manage..

Is Outlook Express the only way to go? I`d like features like organising contacts, searching mail, grouping emails etc.. I have used outlook in the past when forced to but never enjoyed the Microsoft obfuscated non-idiot-proof UI etc..

Any suggestions, advice?

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3/12/2010 1:29:53 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 1:29:53 PM)
show user profile  spoon
Try the "full-blown" outlook. Way more features there, although i'm not sure how many of those features still work if you're not connecting to an exchange server.

But i would think there should be loads of alternatives. Isn't there anything outlook-ish in openoffice maybe?

to answer my own question:

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3/12/2010 1:34:16 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 1:38:20 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
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3/12/2010 1:35:27 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 1:35:27 PM)
show user profile  HateTank
Thunderbird from Mozilla.


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3/12/2010 1:35:28 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 1:35:28 PM)
show user profile  Dave
I used to use Thunderbird a few years back, but stopped because it refused to put my signature in a logical place when responding to email messages. Annoyingly, there was a checkbox somewhere in the options to place the signature at the top when responding (default is at the bottom, which is fine for new messages)... BUT, the damn thing was always greyed out so I couldn't click it!

I've resorted to using my own servers webmail clients ever since.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/12/2010 1:39:30 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 1:39:30 PM)
show user profile  spoon
Also ...

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3/12/2010 1:42:10 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 1:42:10 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Thanks for the responses so far.. Thunderbird eh? I have OpenOffice installed too but tbh haven`t even checked if there`s a client there..

Is there a way to use hotmail thru these? Quite happy with my account don`t really use my webspace mail account at all..

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3/12/2010 1:50:14 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 1:50:14 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
Not sure about hotmail, but you can connect thunderbird to gmail.
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3/12/2010 2:06:35 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 2:06:35 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
yup thunderbird is cool, I us that and always recommend it to others. And Dave is just silly, the tickbox isnt greyed out at all he's just colourblind. :p

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3/12/2010 2:17:22 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 2:17:22 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Thunderbird is looking idea so far, thanks.

Managing to group all contact emails into folders, search is instant, really nice and simple.

Took a while to import all 820 emails from the hotmail account, but definately worth it. The new version automatically sets up all the technical bits automatically too, just put in the email and password and bingo :)


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3/12/2010 5:02:50 PM (last edit: 3/12/2010 5:03:23 PM)
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