Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 220.127.116.11
Forum Moderators: phranque
I've always used Microsoft Outlook but it has recently been getting on my nerves. Actually it's been getting on my nerves for months but i've been too lazy to change it. Everyday at some point it will either crash completely, temporarily fail to send/receive messages, and require 'end now' before I shut down the computer.
So today I downloaded Eudora 7.1 for windows. I thought this would be the solution to my problems. I've only just installed it and already i'm having problems. It freezes, gives memory errors, and fails to import my MS Outlook folders properly.
I've changed my Anti Virus software, because I know this can have conflicts with email. I was just wondering what email client other webmasters are using? Am I the only one to find email programmes extremely annoying?
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
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.
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.