Quote: Originally Posted by rfe777
I need a good email program as I am tired of logging on just to check if there are new emails. I know that Outlook is considered the numero uno program for managing emails, but I've also heard of Windows Live Mail, that it is the reincarnation of Outlook Express which personally I've never liked and never used, is considered quite capable of getting the job done, and it is also free, unlike the quite expensive Outlook 2010 (as a part of the whole Office 2010 pack).
So, why do I need a costly program for handling emails if I can get one for free? Why do people praise Outlook so much when they have a free alternative?
Any help will be appreciated.
>>>.... as I am tired of logging on just to check if there are new emails.
No matter which one you finally choose, Outlook or WLM, you still have to logon in order to check for mails. You don't get alerts if you turn off the e-mail program, unless you find a 3rd party mail alert software.
>>>why do I need a costly program for handling emails if I can get one for free? Why do people praise Outlook so much when they have a free alternative
If you need is just simply checking for mails and reply, WLM is more than adequate.
It all boils down to what do you need/expect from an e-mail program.
While you have yet to decide, google for more FREE e-mail programs. Thunderbird is one in my mind.
P.S. I use WLM since its inception.