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10:56 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

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?

11:16 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.

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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

-Corey

8:34 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Have a look at Popcorn. It's free.

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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)

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mozilla thunderbird
10:54 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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Thunderbird is cool - never problems. It only takes a little time to get used. But you never go back to Outlook..
4:43 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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.

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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.
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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.

Tim

 

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