E-mail programs: What do you use?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 14, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    Well I had to do a conversion from my old 3.5 year old Dell laptop to a new one this week. My old Dell had lost its screen light and basically died, so I've been doing the conversion to wireless in my home and just been using my computers in my office after hours for things like RJ for the last month.

    But I see Outlook Express is not compatible with Windows 7. Just curious what all you use and why. It looks like some changes in personal e-mail are also afoot. Thanks.
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    Feb 14, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    I use PocoMail and Thunderbird.
  • Nodak

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    Feb 14, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    Windows Vista Home Premium included the "Windows E-Mail" program. One would assume that Windows 7 would also have it.
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    Feb 14, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    Thunderbird is really nice. I use it to download local copies of my Gmail messages. Highly recommended if you just want basic email. The new version has built-in indexing so that it's easier to search for old email messages.

    Zimbra Desktop. If you want contact management and scheduling features too. I think it's a little bloated. But I use it because it allows me to access my Yahoo Mail without using a web browser.
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    Feb 14, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    Guess I am the dinosaur of the bunch. I am still with XP with no real reason to upgrade to Vista or 7. I have always had 2: Yahoo and Hotmail. I consistently use Yahoo, but while I was unemployed, I used my hotmail addy for employers to reply to. And since I am not a member of the "tower people" (i.e., corporate people, those who work in the downtown towers, etc), I've seen no reason to change.
  • skininethousa...

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    Feb 14, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Outlook
  • geojock

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    Feb 15, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    gmail
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    Feb 15, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    apple mail, obviously the best, thunderbird, opera aint so bad either icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 15, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    We use Thunderbird for email, from the Mozilla Project.
    We use Open Office from Sun, for our office suite.
    We use Sunbird to connect to Google for our calendaring.
    We use VNC from vnc.org, and ATT, for remote desktop.
    We use Audacity for our audio editing.
    We use PHP for our programming.
    We use OpenSuSE on our production servers.
    We use Asterisk on our VOIP systems.
    We use Nagios for our system monitoring.
    We use MySQL from Sun for our databases.
    We use Samba for CIFS / WIndoze file sharing.
    We use Apache for web content delivery.
    We use Quicktime and MP4 for our video (just like Google).
    We use Firefox, and Opera, for browsing and development.
    We use Vtiger CRM for our customer relationship managment.
    We use RT Ticketing for our trouble ticketing.

    We do this because we need stuff that just works right, every time, all the time, and the don't have to worry about virus issues nor licensing, nor buying a new machine every year. We love that we can use our files on LINUX, MAC OS, WINDOWS, or UNIX, without any problems.

    We have work to get done. We aren't made of money. We look at RCO (Real Cost of Ownership). M$ brings very little value to us.
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    Feb 15, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    i only use online servers, google, yahoo, hotmail. depending.
    for sites i know will load me with crap, i used hotmail.
    for online orders yahoo and real contacts/ friends etc gmail.
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    Feb 15, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    Yeah, man, Hotmail (a M$ property) is so loaded with spam that we use it for trash accounts.

    GMAIL is awesome.
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    Feb 15, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    When I upgraded to Windows 7, I found that they did not carry over Windows Mail or Outlook Express. I ended up getting Office 2010 beta to use rather than buying Office 2007 which will be obsolete soon. I can use the beta for free in the meantime. At work we switched over to the GMail platform, so we don't have any mail client. Upside, access to work email anywhere. Downside, access to work email anywhere.