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Windows 7: Which should i use WLM Outlook or thunderbird

13 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Glad to hear you are settled in.

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13 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Its for using my Hotmail account by the way
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13 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I download my Hotmail account with Outlook and Outlook synchronizes very well. I'm able to mange the Hotmail account easily with logging into it.
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14 Mar 2010   #14

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
If you have all three, the best choice would be Outlook 2007

sure - that's just my opinion, but it has all the integration with Office that you'd expect and is very versatile..

If you use Office 2007 then that's my choice as well - integration is very good.. It's also fine offline as well.

Using IMAP you can easily keep folders in sync if you use more than one computer.

I don't really like webmail based solutions - but that's a personal choice.

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28 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I just came across this forum and found this thread to be very interesting, and Timely! I have changed to Windows 7 on my new laptop, and have to give up my beloved Outlook Express. An MVP instructor told me it was his favorite email client about 12 years ago, and I have been using it since.

Regarding Live Mail, it is intrigueing because it is built in, easy to move to at first. BUT....

How do you put up with the lack of folders?

With Outlook Express, it seems like you can see about 2-3 times more messages on a page than Live Mail. It seemed like mail would just disappear for all practical purposes after just a few days. Of course, I have no expertise in configuring it, and just went with the defaults. I have to use another computer just for email. I've had enough of that.

Do you have problems in not having folders, and having to wade through a huge long list of emails?

I was afraid that I just would have too much trouble retrieving emails that were several weeks old, or even finding important emails in the last few weeks.

I would greatly appreciate how you handle these issues in Live Mail. With no folders and a limited page view, it seems a little scary to switch to.

The owner of a power notebook company made a comment that all the geeky people he knew used Thunderbird, but with all the problems I hear about migrating to Thunderbird on Windows 7, I may be less geek and more chump.

I have gotten so sick and tired of Microsoft's activation notices that require me to dig up disks that I am ready to try Open Office. I have several personal desktops and laptops for the wife and I that are semi retired and used for mostly for network backups, and I have one laptop that is used 12+ hours or so per day. Springing for multiple copies of Office just to get emal and Word when convenient seems like a waste of money. If Microsoft would sell a 5 seat licenses for Outlook and Word for home use for $150, it would make some sense. I will see how Open Office works. Bye bye looking for disks and serial numbers.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

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28 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I have no experience with Live Mail; so I can't comment one way or the other on it. I do not like web based email, though I do use it when traveling. If I were using Open Office, I would use Thunderbird as my email client. Just my opinion.
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