| 11:16 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I have heard a lot of very good things about Outlook 2007. Seems to be a big improvement over 2003, although I have been happy with 2003.
Probably not what you wanted to hear but you should really look into Outlook 2007.
| 3:04 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I have been using Outlook 2007 for about three months. It is pretty good but on thing I have seen is when it is downloading emails, my system comes to a halt. CPU is at 100% and Outlook is using about 98% of that.
I do have an older machine, I will admit, 1G Ram, 2.19Gh so that might be the problem. Hopefully will have a new system in 6-8 weeks.
But I do like the RSS feeds in Outlook 2007
| 8:34 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Have a look at Popcorn. It's free.
| 9:29 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Eudora - both PC and Mac flavors. Handles mutiple filters, multiple personalities (email accounts) with excellent search capabilities.
| 10:52 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
| 10:54 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I just tried Thunderbird for a few days. Didn't like it, interface mostly. Just didn't like the way it worked.
Back to Outlook express.
| 12:50 am on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Only web based clients have interested me for the last 5 years.......
Outlook = shmoutlook.
Hotmail - gmail - whatever....
| 2:17 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Thunderbird is cool - never problems. It only takes a little time to get used. But you never go back to Outlook..
|Mr Bo Jangles|
| 4:43 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Thunderbird remains buggy - it would be the most bugridden bit of software in daily use on my PC - I've been using it for 2 years, and have upgraded periodically to newest version, but many bugs remain, unfortunately.
| 9:13 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Sorry you're having troubles with Eudora, but that is what I've been using for sheesh - 12 years? 15?
I HAVE had some recent troubles with it though. It has gone into a freeze loop only on one particular computer in XP Home, it will hang for 30 seconds, free up for 5, hang . . . . hold ctrl-shift and select options resets the options to default, reboots the program, and it goes away.
That is nowhere as annoying as Eudora's "lack of support" policy. I have paid registered versions, but support is only for a year from purchase date. Their website and message board is nearly worthless for this issue. but that's the way it goes . . .
Sticking with Eudora.
| 9:52 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I used OE for years, with Google introducing Gmail, I changed in steps to Gmail. (first only with one adress and only for receiving and reading mail, later I forwarded all adresses to gmail)
Now I don't use anything else and I'm very happy with it. Especially the search function is great!
Everywhere I am, always the same screen and all my mails are there.
| 10:12 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for all your input.
I took all suggestions on board. I was totally sick of Outlook, and i'm sure Outlook 2007 is going to be better, but I thought it best to try some of the other options.
I took a look at popcorn but found it a little too basic. I'm sure it is good for some people though.
I don't like web based email as much as the offline alternatives. They are good for some things, i.e. mobility, but in my opinion are not as good for business purposes.
I downloaded thunderbird and it works great for me. I notice that some of you had some problems with it, but i haven't had any problems yet. It was very easy to install and setup. It has taken a little getting used to, but overall i am happy with it.
As for Eudora - yes, it is a shame. I only decided to give Eudora a go because it was the email client i used about 15 years ago when I owned an apple mac. It was very good back then, so much so that I remembered about it after 15 years. Unfortunately it just didn't like my computer for some reason.
Hopefully my email problems are over. I certainly hope so. Thanks for your input.