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"best" light and fast email reading program?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bongomania, Oct 5, 2010.


  1. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I have an old G4, and over time I got so annoyed by Mail and Entourage that I've just been using the Squirrelmail reader on my web host. Is there an OSX program you recommend that:
    --Has excellent spam handling
    --Is easy to configure
    --Is "light" i.e. loads fast and doesn't use much CPU
    --or is in any other way "best in class"?

    I know there are loads of reader programs out there--the problem is that there are so many that Googling has not been a big help.
    Thanks very much!
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    Thunderbird works just fine.
     
  3. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    +1
     
  4. +1 again
     
  5. I'll +1 Thunderbird also. I'll also add that, at least in my experience, the older versions are better and more streamlined. I do not like the newer versions at all.
     
  6. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    Thunderbird is a bit hard on the CPU, though. Especially if it's going to run on a PowerPC.
     
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    For an old PowerMac, I suggest finding a historical copy of Eudora. There must be websites where archives are kept of early versions. Dang, if I could only remember the name of the slick e-mail program that I had for my Mac.
     
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yeah I downloaded TBird today, and already ran into a brick wall with it not working. I'm sure it's because of my antiquated machine though, not a knock on the program itself. Eudora, now that's an idea!
     

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