Hey guys, I'm in search of a good email client, I was using Windows live essentials until last week when they discontinued it and tried to get everyone to buy into their new Office 365 bullshit.
I really liked live essentials as I could bundle all three email addresses into one and not use Outlook as IMO it sucks. The best part was it was all online and unlimited so I could access all my emails from one place on any PC or phone.
So,anyone got a similar setup with a client worth recommending?
(edit) oh wait.. I might be misreading your post
I'll also suggest gmail. You can set up multiple e-mail accounts and forward e-mails to a single address.
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I use thunderbird.. only not for email. it's the only app I can find (worth using) that lets me read newsgroups on Mac.
seems pretty nice though for email as well.
@pete.. re:mobile email.. how about just pushing to apple's mail app? (you have an iPhone, right?)
If you already use Firefox and then add Thunderbird I'd suggest removing those and installing Seamonkey. Lighter on resources.
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1. gmail is not an email client as well as hotmail, uol and the like are not.
2. if were a mac user I would recommend apple mail to you. before that I used outlook which is not bad at all is a mac and windows app.
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sort of. you can get gmail offline for chrome which basically turns it into something other than just a service.. (as well as mobile apps).. so you have the service but there are also other ways to use it besides logging in to gmail.com
and I felt a little scared recommending an apple mobile app.. you're going full bore with this recommendation duck :!
Thanks guys,I guess client or service is what I was referring to, something like this: http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/en-us ... email.aspx
I tried Thunderbird but for some reason it does not accept my IMAP settings from both my solosplace.com and lunarstudio.com email accounts.
Can I use apple mail on a PC?
no. I'm pretty sure iTunes is still the only app apple made for windows. and I hear it sucks (actually, kinda bad on mac too)
you should be able to use apple mail on your phone though.
it's nice.. (but the again, I use apple mail for everything so I have a nice consistency regardless of which device I'm on or which account I'm using.. seems like if I were searching for a new client, I'd like something that was available on all of my devices)
I did, I had a great service with live essentials, even on my iPhone it was great. I hate when MS changes shit that works just fine.
Thunderbird works great generally. They have this somewhat annoying auto-setup, which may be why your imap mail might not be working. Try setting those up manually (cancel the auto-setup when it starts and use the manual setup.)
I use the lightning add-on for my calendar, similar to outlook.
Andy, thanks, I was able to get my solosplace to work by using POP3 and manually setting the outgoing server.
So I have thunderbird on my main work machine, can I get and sync it with my laptop?
It'll sync best if you are using imap. With pop3, it'll download your messages from the server, but the default is that they will be deleted off the server, making them unavailable on any other machine. (You can set it to keep messages on the server - thus making them available for download anywhere - but only the inbox. With imap, you see the same folders and messages at any location.)
You might have to re-do the setup to get imap. You have to be quick to cancel the auto-setup, once it defaults to pop3, I don't believe you can change it afterwards. It's rather annoying unfortunately.
MS Outlook 2010 is a pretty nice email client[*] for MS Exchange server (and for any available imap/pop based email server, including gmail).
Similar UI is offered for web-based access with Outlook Web App for Exchange Online (and with stand alone Exchange server with Outlook Web App, but it's probably too great investment for a small company, so Exchange online is the way to go). Just as a reference, we are about to outsource ~13000 student email accounts to office365 (and Exchange online) http://community.office365.com/en-us/default.aspx
If you want your different computers to be kept on sync, use imap protocol with your email server (or service), keep mails at the server.
[*] Stand alone application, not web based app
Give this one a try:
For Gmail and Google Apps accounts with your own domain, setup is fully automatic.
oh.. nice.. that's pretty much what most mac users seem to rave about as the alternative to mail.app..
didn't realize they made it for windows now too..
I very interested in this thread; for some time now since dropping Outlook I have been using Google Apps for Business which allows me to add some apps from the marketplace but I am yet to be 100% happy.
I don't really mind the gmail UI and ability to file things; I've even bought an annual sub to ActiveInbox which is a funky little gadget that helps keep clutter out of your inbox. It also offers export to calendar which is a little light on but ok....
Tasks are anther thing that I need to intergrate with email and calendar. Google tasks are as useless as tits on a bull IMO and I've had a go at HiTask, Remember the Milk, Tooldedo and a few iPhone apps that sync but still not real solution. Have been using Chrome with a few gadgets but have also tried Firefox which seems to have a comprehensive extensions list but I haven't found the right mix.
This is probably getting a little of topic Pete but I think for many of us who freelance and have to manage our time to the max a system like this would be neat:
Email - ability to link to calendar and tasks. Export to calendar and automatically set reminders, create tasks for follow-ups to responses that havent replied by a pre-determined time/date; again with reminders. Assign to projects (or folders) relevant to what is appropriate.
Tasks - set to projects, priority, date, and reminders
Projects - set projects with priorities, show assigned tasks, etc
Calendar - ability to switch from diary whether it be daily, weekly or months to see what's on for a particular day to a flow chart that shows what projects are required to be done in order of priority. Ability to drag and drop order of priority if needed.
I know there's a multitude of web based project management tools out there but I can't see the benefit of a monthly subscription which in many cases are quite absurd!!
I stumbled upon Pagico http://www.pagico.com the other day which requires only a licence purchase and the only thing it is missing it appears is EMAIL!!!!
Anyway, I might try Thunderbird and see what comes of it.
I highly recommend the "lightning" calendar add-on to Thunderbird- it really has been a perfect substitute for MS Outlook calendar. (With non of the MS security issues...)
Thanks Andy, I'll look out for it.
for a long time I used Eudora (http://www.eudora.com/) I enjoyed it. I just stopped using it cuz I moved over to Google, for my private home email, so I don't know how great it is now, but you might wanna give it a looksie.
I dont know. . .is that a client?
If I make it look easy. . .rest assured--it probably is.
as opposed to what? web browser based email?
Client side email is now stronger than ever, naturally with imap or some smart push mail (Google Sync, Active Sync & Direct Push, ...), as every smart phone have one (and most of others too). But if your "email" system is facebook messaging, then we might talk different language
What's wrong with Facebook messaging?