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Your favourite email program

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1:10 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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So went to bed at 3 am everything went fine, computer was on during night as always, woke up to check my emails BOOM, outlook express was using 100% memory and processing power. Can't really find a reason for it, lucky i took backup on the mail files some days ago.

Anyway, now i am looking for a new email program, so please tell me what you are using, and if you any email program (Windows) that can handle 35000 emails (around 1 gb) and has good import/export features is a must.

1:25 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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surprised to hear you were stllusing outlook express?

Just upgrade to Outlook which comes with XP professional
its a great program much more versatle than the older 2000 version!

1:26 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use Foxmail. It's free and much better than outlook.
1:43 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thunderbird by Mozilla.org - great piece of software

edit: forgot to mention that it imports from Outlook/Express no problem.

1:44 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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PINE - works on anything, allows me to read my email from anywhere, and has allowed me to use the same configuration since Univeristy.
1:51 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I hated PINE at uni. ;)

Using HORDE at the minute - it's pretty good.

2:17 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I also use outlook express and never had any problems.

I've heard Eudora is really good.

For people that use Outlook Express, i want to recomment a great feature: noHTML for outlook express. It will convert all your html messages to text. Especially useful for spam mail. Some spam mail includes images that will load when you open and that will confirm that your email is active. But to delete the message you need to click on it.

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Calypso = Free

Superb, light, autoresponder, excellent filters, open external app with designated email keyword trigger, set up several mailboxes, just the ticket.

2:53 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Mozilla Mail is quite good. (Be sure and download the spell checker which is separate.) Free.

Right now I have 81,000 e-mails in the program. Don't ask.

3:32 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Take a look at PocoMail and the Bat! I currently use Outlook (for client reasons) but the above 2 come highly recommended from people I really respect. Keep us posted on which one you go with and your experiences!
3:45 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Have downloaded thunderbird, foxmail and pocomail, all could import outlook express files, non could export files so outlook express could bring them in.
3:52 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OutLook XP rocks.

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4:59 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The Bat

The mozilla mail client is also pretty good and comes with a decent bayesian spam filter.

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Calypso = Free

Superb, light, autoresponder, excellent filters, open external app with designated email keyword trigger, set up several mailboxes, just the ticket.

Well said, TheWhippinpost! I *love* Calypso for all these reasons and more. Calypso handles the stored messages in a very practical way (nothing like Outlook...), and it makes very easy to move everything from one machine to another (all you need, including your mailbox configuration is in a single file). Then, if you need to manage multiple accounts *and* multiple addresses for each account, Calypso is still the absolute leader. (Still free, too, but they made a new version, Courier, with few improvements and not free anymore).

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Email Client - Pegasus Mail

Free, fast, flexible

5:40 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How is Groupwise? Any users?
5:42 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use Nelson Organizer which is a front end for Outlook. I can search all my email boxes for a specific word in one second. Co-workers come to me when they are looking for an e-mail discussion from two years ago. They are amazed I can find so quickly! :)
5:52 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Outlook 11. Really great. Running it in conjunction with Inboxer, I no longer see spam. Period.

The new preview pane is a huge improvement over anything I've ever used before, you can block access to Internet-based images, and you can read messages in plain text. Also allows sorting by date range in virtual folders (today, this week, last week, etc.)

Best Outlook ever.

6:04 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Eudora. Nice, plain, effective, and the little ads that allow me to use premium version for free are hardly noticeable (which is probably NOT what their advertisers want to hear...).
6:13 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Outlook 2K handles multiple clients, multiple accounts no problem. Sorting & finding is a breeze. You can pretty much build on whatever you need with vbScript or VBA.
7:06 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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mivox--

Thank goodness, I was beginning to think I was the only one!

The ads don't bother me either--particularly since my ad blocker blocks them.

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At least someone mention about EUDORA!

Just I hate it when it mix up my personalities (different email accounts) when I reply mails.

And the signature always show up after the original-reply-message instead on the top. (they should at least have an preference option to set it)

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Been using it for years now... Used the Lite version until they came out with the sponsored option. Got my mother set up using it also... next I'll convert my boyfriend (who's currently using a cr@ppy online free email addy)... soon I'll have taken over the world. :)

Just set up a filter to auto-trash all the virus emails I starting getting this morning, just so I don't have to bother hitting the delete button. Eudora on a Mac: Bulletproof to almost any email virus out there today.

(I keep telling my boss if he just switched away from Outlook, he'd improve the security of his NT machines by a huge factor...)

8:22 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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the bat is really good i think, have been using it for a couple of years - mainly because i like to block html email, and support those i perceive to be independants.

but before that i used outlook 2k and i've got to say, it is almost impossible to beat except for the security angle, otherwise it is the ferrari of email clients, anything you want and more.

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Eudora's "personalities" is one of the reasons I like it so much. I have one labeled "One-offs"; since I have my own domain I can in essence create throw-away email addresses on the fly, saving my "real" address (keeping my fingers crossed and knowcking on wood) relatively safe from spammers.

And anything not addressed to that "real" address gets filtered into my "Spam?" folder.

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I also wanted to add that I used to use and like Pegasus very much. There was a particular reason I switched to Eudora, but I can't remember now what it was.

Something to do with MIME messages maybe....?

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I am going to ditch outlook any day now, but am a pretty heavy user of some features, like the message rules. if i switch to mozilla thunderbird (i love the firebird browser) what will i miss most from outlook?
5:33 pm on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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what will i miss most from outlook?

The slightly flippant answer might be 'spam'!
Moz has a really good bayesian spam filter built into it.

I like Mozilla's mail client a lot, but have switched to 'The Bat' with a freeware spam filter called K9 = swings and roundabouts really.

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Is it worth changing from outlook just to stop spam when you have mailwasher to delete from the server anyway?
10:06 pm on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Try InBoxer. It works as part of Outlook. I used it for one day and bought it. It eliminates the two-program hassle of Mailwasher and in my experience is almost 100% accurate.
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