A good email program

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  1. Frank1's Avatar
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    A good email program


    I have used MS Office and office out look for many years. But it seems that Outlook , like the Ol' Gray Mare just ain't what she used to be. I'm having problems with it and would like to change. Does any one know of a good one to use.? I also have used gmail but I would rather use some thing else. Thanks
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  2. Faith's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
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    Do you mean the E-mail & Calendar app? Or do you mean domains?
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    Free thunderbird does everything will import outlook and you can have multi account uncluding gmail Thunderbird — Software made to make email easier. — Mozilla
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  4. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi there
    Most of these email programs seem to go more and more for "Auto Config" which is a real pain in the but if you have different passwords / id's on inbound and outbound email servers -- also if you have servers that don't exist in the "Auto ISP setup" database.

    Thunderbird used to be great - however the latest version fails at every attempt for me to set up email accounts - and there's no way to do it like I did before -- set up manually. If the auto config fails then it won't create the account so you can't even go back and edit the settings manually either.

    Same problem with latest releases of Outlook 2016 and Outlook 2019 although there's still a loophole - you can still set this up manually via the control panel.

    I've reverted back to OUTLOOK 2010 as it does everything I need in an email program -- I also have Office 2019 on another machine but I will have to uninstall that when my current assignment ends. I really am not keen on subscriptions so I won't go for Office /365.

    If however you can get thunderbird to work it's a decent email program - so I would recommend it -- just wish people would still allow manual configuration for non standard servers / non standard character sets etc.

    @Samuria

    Thunderbird won't import account settings -- no probem importing mail etc etc but you can't import mail server settings.

    New setup screens in Outlook 2016/2019

    A good email program-out1.png

    Even if you click set up account manually (as shown) it looks for a pre-configured server and fails if it doesn't exist in database.

    Old "Classical setup screen" is available from Control panel -- click the email applet -- how many users would ever have heard of that get around which will probably disapear soon anyway.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
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    Frank1 said:
    I have used MS Office and office out look for many years. But it seems that Outlook , like the Ol' Gray Mare just ain't what she used to be. I'm having problems with it and would like to change. Does any one know of a good one to use.? I also have used gmail but I would rather use some thing else. Thanks
    Mailbird
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  6. Samuria's Avatar
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    I have never had a problem setting up multi mail accounts manually in Thunderbird
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    I use POP Peeper but there is also OE Classic.
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  8. slicendice's Avatar
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    I use eM Client. It's awesome and free for managing 2 accounts and does not cost that much if you wanna upgrade. It also can take scheduled backups of your mail, settings, calendars and tasks.

    https://www.emclient.com
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Thunderbird. Free, supported, easy to set up and use. Multiple POP and/or IMAP accounts. Just good.

    Thunderbird — Software made to make email easier. — Mozilla
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  10. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 19043.962
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    f14tomcat said:
    Thunderbird. Free, supported, easy to set up and use. Multiple POP and/or IMAP accounts. Just good.

    Thunderbird €” Software made to make email easier. €” Mozilla
    I agree been using it quite some time
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