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Windows 7: Opinions, Everybody Has One (or two)

11 Jul 2015   #1
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Opinions, Everybody Has One (or two)

I've been using Outlook for years both at work and at home. Now that I am no longer working there is no reason to keep using Outlook. I don't need all that over bloated stuff. I'd like to simplify my life with asimple but good. I've read about many email clients. I've no clue which way to go. I know I'm opening a can-of-worms here but what email client do you use and why do you like it? I used to get 100 emails a day and interfaced at home. That's all done. Simple but useful. Help me out here kids.
As usual comments & flames welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty


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12 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Office outlook usually only gets bloated when people don't delete emails
Inbox 1-2-3k sitting in the inbox some read most not
Spam folder 2-3-4k none read.......

So users usually bloat up office outlook themselves
I've never understood the email archiving fascination some people have
Same people also never delete their browser history either 50gb's and building it's just weird to me
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12 Jul 2015   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The answers depend (in part) on who will be your e-mail service provider. I would suggest that you not use your Internet Service Provider as you e-mail service provider.

If you are keeping your work e-mail address and they will let you use a POP3 or IMAP e-mail client, then there are several options to pick from.

If you are going to pay for an e-mail account from a different e-mail service provider, then we would need to know what types of e-mail clients/protocols they support.

If you want to use a free e-mail provider (Gmail, outlook.com, yahoo.com...) then the terms of service and privacy concerns might drive your choice more than the types of e-mail clients that can be used. If memory serves me, you can use a POP3 e-mail client to get to a free Gmail account, but you have to pay for that type of service from Yahoo.

Using a web browser lets you get to your sent and received e-mails from more places, but you might not care about that.

I use MS Outlook to get to my work e-mails via my work desktop and a different MS Outlook setup to get to a different e-mail account via a work laptop. Then I have several free e-mail accounts from Yahoo, Outlook.com and Gmail. What you do for an e-mail reader depends on what you need to do - calendaring? alarms/reminders?
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12 Jul 2015   #4
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I will try to respond to both messages.
1st), my employer deleted my accounts when I left, forwarding my mail to various other accounts in the company. When working I had setup various rules to forward certain emails to accounts at home. When I left I deleted all those rules except maybe leaving a couple hidden rules behind, maybe. Right now I'm temporarily in a condo and the WiFi came with the place so I don't have access to the ISP account or the router. For now I have accounts at Gmail, Hotmail & Yahoo. I'm looking for a good email service but no hurry there's really no sensitive stuff I'm doing yet but soon I'll be starting my consulting business, so I will be going to a more secure provider in a month or so.

2nd) Don't get me wrong I love outlook. What I meant by bloated was that I never used more than a handful of the multitude of commands, formatters Etc. I've always kept Outlook clean & trim and did maintenance every Friday, deleting, compacting and sorting. I didn't intend "bloated" to mean unkempt or sloppy. I was just referring to the fact that Outlook can be intimidatingly huge sometimes. I was just toying with the idea of getting something a bit lighter. Just inquiring for now.

Now that I have your ears (eyes?). I have deleted all of my work accounts from my Outlook at home. There is one of those accounts I can't get rid of. I've no clue why it's still there (guess I messed up when deleting the others) only that it doesn't show up anywhere except on the folder & file (account) listing. Not anywhere in the "account settings" section. Any ideas there?
Tnx,
Dusty
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12 Jul 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I suppose we should start with which version of office do you use
I use 2007 and it seems fine to me
I also use Hotmail/ Gmail too although business wise I use office and gmail about the same email address
Although gmail is not as professional it suites it's mobile purpose for alerts.... which are pop3'ed from my HostMonster domain name host and email service. which is pretty cheap by the way

All invoices and Proposals are sent via office outlook so it works for me personally well since 2007

Not sure what's up with the account deal your having I suppose removing and redoing it might shake things up ?
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12 Jul 2015   #6
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm using Office 2010. I use it for all accounts & security levels. When working I had 6 accounts in Outlook at home. 2 that were different department forwards from work, My personal email from TWC and 1 each from Yahoo, Hotmail & Gmail (the only IMAP account). I deleted all but the Gmail and Hotmail accounts. All deleted just fine except the TWC account. The TWC account shows up in the account/folder list but nowhere else. It's just sitting there doing nothing. As expressed previously I' an email clean freak and It just bothers me that it's sitting there doing nothing <grin>
Dusty
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12 Jul 2015   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I use Thunderbird for email, as I have a number of email addresses from my provider. I don't have the privacy concerns of Hotmail and Gmail scanning my emails for advert suggestion. I do also use Hotmail for web related things when I know that I'm going to get a bunch of spam and adverts for joining a site, or requesting information.

I like Thunderbird because it's free, open source, and easy to use. It's also updated relatively frequently. It does have a couple of quirks to get used to, but it also has a rich set of add-ons, like calendars and address book managers (and more) that are better than the Office 2013 version of Outlook, IMO.

I prefer PC based email clients for the security of my personal email. I do not want it in the cloud. If you want cloud email, then Hotmail/(on line) Outlook is fine. If you want secure, PC based email, then Thunderbird is a viable choice.
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12 Jul 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I guess we're missing the obvious free mail client being live mail,
I've never used it but you checkout some screen shots of it here,
Windows Essentials: Other Programs - Microsoft Windows
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