Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Bacon
I've switched back and forth between Thunderbird and WLM. Neither is perfect. Right now when I compose email in Thunderbird the font changes sizes by itself while I'm typing and I have to constantly resize the type to make it look professional.
My wife uses WLM 2011 on her Windows 7 laptop. Right now it keeps giving her the 0x800CCC0f error message and at other times it keeps trying to "upate" the account needlessly. I've tried "repairing" and uninstalling/reinstalling through the control panel and each time it has the same problems. Next I will try to find an older version of WLM to download.
Since email is one function that everyone who owns a computer uses, why doesn't someone make a simple, fool-proof, reliable program?
I have no experience with Thunderbird but in Windows email programs, using html formatting, the font sometimes changes to a font used nearby. When it bothers me, I copy the text of the email into Notepad, then copy from Notepad to the email body after deleting everything.
You could try Googling the error number to get some ideas of what to do. I've used Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and now WLM 2009 and rarely see any error messages unless it has to do with a server problem. When first setting up an account it's easy to not get all the details right and all you can do is carefully copy the settings from another PC that is working right or maybe get some guidance from your email service provider's website.
I think the problem with email programs is that there are too many and coming out with a new one usually means more undiscovered bugs. Microsoft perfected the email client with Outlook Express and Windows Mail but it was still complicated to setup and backup contacts, messages, settings, and rules. So they tried to simplify things by making them even more complicated to set up, but at least you had the option of putting contacts and large photos or photo collections on their servers with WLM. Lots of people simplified things by using Gmail or Hotmail instead, which aren't clients at all but websites (webmail) that hold all your stuff that you can see from any computer.