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Windows 7: Which should i use WLM Outlook or thunderbird

13 Mar 2010   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Which should i use WLM Outlook or thunderbird

Which email clinet should i use?

Windows Live Mail?
Outlook 2007?
Mozzilla Thunderbird 3

Or should i just stick to accessing emails on the web.

Which is easier?

Its for using my Hotmail account by the way


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13 Mar 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It is a matter of personal preference. I prefer to work with emails on my computer rather than on the web. Working with an email client on my computer is faster. I use Outlook 2007; but I have nothing against Thunderbird. So that, too, is a matter of preference.
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13 Mar 2010   #3
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Personally I would always go for a desktop mail client rather than webmail purely for the reason of ease of management as well as being notified in more or less real time when you receive a message (as long as the client is open) compared to most webmail services where manual refreshes are required.

Personally I use Windows Live Mail over Thunderbird and Outlook. For ease of use I would never use Outlook (last time I used Outlook was when I got my first computer running XP and I hated every second of it). Thunderbird is probably on par with Live Mail but I prefer Live Mail purely for its appearance.

The choice is yours.
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13 Mar 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
For ease of use I would never use Outlook (last time I used Outlook was when I got my first computer running XP and I hated every second of it). Thunderbird is probably on par with Live Mail but I prefer Live Mail purely for its appearance.

The choice is yours.
Did you use Outlook or Outlook Express?
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13 Mar 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It really is personal preference.

My choice would be Windows Live Mail.
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13 Mar 2010   #6
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

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..
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13 Mar 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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..
I concur.
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13 Mar 2010   #8
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
For ease of use I would never use Outlook (last time I used Outlook was when I got my first computer running XP and I hated every second of it). Thunderbird is probably on par with Live Mail but I prefer Live Mail purely for its appearance.

The choice is yours.
Did you use Outlook or Outlook Express?
I used both for a short period of time; I disliked them both. I have also more recently compared Outlook 2007 to Windows Live Mail to see which I prefer, Live Mail comes out top every time. All my coworkers agree with me on this.
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13 Mar 2010   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It's definitely a matter of personal preference. I never cared much for Outlook Express. I use Office extensively and Outlook just works well for me since it is part of Office. Outlook is very versatile and I easily manage five different email accounts with it using folders.
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13 Mar 2010   #10
willfick

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

I haven't been able to get Thunderbird 3.03 to work on my new computer, with Win 7.
After a couple of lengthy sessions with stupid Hughesnet I've given up and gone with Live Mail. That took a couple of more rounds with the other-timezone-guys, but I've settled into it now, and while I liked the earlier T-bird better I think Live is at least as easy to use as 3.03. ('Specially since 3.03 didn't work at all.)
Now I've got to start a thread on how do I move my contacts.
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