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Best free e-mail client for Windows?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by fdeck, Dec 21, 2012.


  1. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

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    New computer day. While getting my stuff installed on the new system, I read reports that Mozilla Thunderbird will no longer be maintained. So, I guess I need to know what's the jellybean e-mail client these days.
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    Email client? I thought everyone just used 'net based email....
     
  3. Ziltoid

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    I would of said Thunderbird, but in that case... Opera mail. It's a broswer add-on but it's supposed to be very good.
     
  4. FrenchBassQC

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    Not according to CNET:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57...derbird-not-dead-but-sort-of-on-life-support/

    It will still be supported but will not be a priority application for Mozilla.
     
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  6. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

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    That's a good point. In the past I've always run a local client so I could have my own archive of my e-mails. Some of them pertain to my business, such as invoices.

    But that's all on another computer now, running Evolution under Linux. So, maybe I'll try the 'net based client for a while for this computer, which is for the family to use.
     
  7. onestring

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    Yes, Thunderbird is maintained. I use it heavily and it is frequently updated. Great client and it's a very good idea/super easy to back up your webmail with it!
     
  8. iamlowsound

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    I have only ever used Lotus Notes and I only use that at work. All web based for me, except for the mail client on my iPhone.

    lowsound
     
  9. i_got_a_mohawk

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    I use Thunderbird.

    Is it the best? Dunno, but it certainly does everything I need and is easy enough to use.
     
  10. fdeck

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    Thanks for the many good tips!
     
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Windows Live Mail is freakin' awesome.
     
  12. Phil Smith

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    Windows Live Mail works very good.
     
  13. MarkMgibson

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    Been using Incredimail for years. I don't like the web-based clients - too many privacy issues.
     
  14. EagleMoon

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    I've used Thunderbird for years. Some of the older versions were a bit glitchy, but for the past couple of years it's been fine.
     
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  16. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    I have actually thought about the Email client lately, since my Gmail account started acting very strangely about three moths ago, and thus I haven't used it for two months or so at all.
    Hotmail did delete all my emails some years back for a few months inactivity, after about 10 years of having that account active.

    Regards
    Sam
     

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