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Windows email client

Discussion in 'Software' started by David, 25 Jun 2019.

  1. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Any recommendations for email client software?

    Been using Thunderbird for years, but I want something else. I've tried windows mail but it's ugly, sluggish and takes forever to check for new mail.

    I know I lot of folk just use browser based webmail, and that's fine for them but I'm not interested in doing that - I can check my webmail on my phone when I'm on the go - I just want a dedicated email client for my desktop.

    Nothing fancy - don't need calendar functions or anything. Just a basic client with a configurable layout. Jesus, an old throwback back Outhouse Express would do.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Thunde....
    Oh. Err... Mutt? Pine? I'm guessing you're after GUI rather than TUI, though, so... Eudora?
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Just sell your soul to Google and have everything go through Gmail?
     
  4. David

    David RIP Tel

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    TUI? nah, I want an email client not a package holiday. :lol: :p:

    Seriously though, the TBird interface layout is OK. I'm just tired of TBird itself - had a few issues with it that had me second guessing my hardware - client crashes, refusal to send emails occasionally when no settings have changed. I even moved my email client to my laptop only for a month or two and had similar random problems.

    I was looking at Sylpheed, which looks like an old school no nonsense client, but I've never heard of it before today.
     
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  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Outlook

    *trollface*
     
  6. David

    David RIP Tel

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    I already said I don't want browser based webmail.

    I have a gmail account but only use it occasionally.
     
  7. David

    David RIP Tel

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    I actually liked OE, but Outlook was a whole different kettle of puke.
     
  8. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I got BlueMail a couple of years ago for my wife's iphone, had to buy it (wasn't much), I've since moved it to other phones and works great, not sure if they have a PC version though.
     
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  9. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    I use Outlook (out of 365): I think it didn't like my "4K" upgrade, 'cos it looks a bit... odd but still works fine (for me).
     
  10. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

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    No, that is just the latest UI Microsoft.

    Upvote for PINE, it was my go to when I was in university. POP3 was the only option and I accessed my email from anywhere via SSH.
     
  11. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I just checked BlueMail's website again, haven't looked at it for years.

    It looks like it is now free, I remember having to pay $19.99 a number of years ago...

    They have versions for Windows, IOS & Android.
     
  12. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Cheers all - I'll have a look tonight.
     

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