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Windows 7: Just a Question - What email client(s) are you using on W7

20 Mar 2009   #11
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi everyone
just a question -- as there is no email client included with W7 what are you using.

I have no problem with Microsoft Outlook as I've got Office installed but what are other people using.

I actually don't mind Outlook myself -- I'm not a fan of "Web based" email clients and I really don't like "Windows Live".

Cheers
jimbo
None, gmail suffices for me. (ie. It's web-based interface, not using it with IMAP or POP.)


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20 Mar 2009   #12
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

I have two. Windows Live Mail and Windows Mail. Comparing the two so if the final release does not have a mail client then I will have an idea what I will be using.Live is newer to me since I just recently moved to Vista from XP. I have been using Windows Mail since xmas. I am starting to like Windows Live. lm
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20 Mar 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's the way to go! I managed to get Windows Mail working along with adding WLM to the list. There's a sticky for getting WM going on 7 to look over. Windows Mail
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20 Mar 2009   #14
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
That's the way to go! I managed to get Windows Mail working along with adding WLM to the list. There's a sticky for getting WM going on 7 to look over. Windows Mail
yep I used that tutorial to get Windows Mail installed and also learned a few things about "taking ownership" a plus for me since I kind skipped vista.
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20 Mar 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Someone posted a thread for seeing WM work on the 7000 build some time back seeing the main executable dragged into the startup folder to get it running once you had ownership. The tutorial of course has been better written since that was first seen.

Once I had followed the original advice I actually copied the same files over from the Vista installation after to see a normal client. But the tutorial there saves all the extra steps taken for that one.
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20 Mar 2009   #16
LapTopDog

Win7, Ubuntu 8.04, Mandriva Powerpack 09
 
 

Very impressed with Live Mail which I'd not used before but the whole Cloud Computing concept makes me nervous ... a bit like asking Big Brother if he didn't mind watching you?

Gave up on the Brontosaurus Outlook and stole the Windows Mail folder from my Vista installation.
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20 Mar 2009   #17
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm using Outlook2007. Don't like live mail as I want all my mail from all accounts in one inbox. Never been a fan of web mail. When I want to reread an email it's just too much trouble to get to. I liked Win Mail and did the move Win Mail to 7 from Vista a couple times, but could never get it to be set as the default.

Gary
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20 Mar 2009   #18
wguimb

 

I have used so many mail clients over the years. I hated having to export email folders back and forth from Outlook Express, Windows Mail, WLM, etc. everytime a upgraded the OS. I also have three or four HTML/Java based email accounts (mail.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com) for mostly SPAM and registering stuff. I filter and forward all that to my main mail account at an Exchange Hosting service called webmail.apps4rent.com . It cost about 7 bucks a month and it is full featured. To access email from any place with an internet connection, I just type in the URL and get an Outlook Web Access (OWA) interface that is very similar to Outlook and WLM.

I have ran my own Exchange mail server in the past and got hooked on OWA. So, I went looking for providers who are running Exchange servers in a state-of-the-art data centers with high speed connections and full data recovery capabilities. They also had to offer OWA and access to my mailbox using Outlook 2007. The best I could find at the best price was webmail.apps4rent.com. I can access it from any web browser on any OS at any time anywhere. I use Outlook 2007 only to sync up my folders and provide a local copy (backup) of my mailbox on my hard drive. I can wipe it clean and start over easily because my actual real mailbox is on apps4rent's servers. I am happy.
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20 Mar 2009   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LapTopDog View Post
Very impressed with Live Mail which I'd not used before but the whole Cloud Computing concept makes me nervous ... a bit like asking Big Brother if he didn't mind watching you?

Gave up on the Brontosaurus Outlook and stole the Windows Mail folder from my Vista installation.
Get it working ok? When first trying the idea out I went through the process of dragging the WinMail.exe into the startup once I had taken owership to see WM come right up when Windows started. The key when copying over from Vista was not just the folder in Program Files but the Application Data under your user account name.

The tutorial for this simplifies things considerably there however with a link for the TakeOwnership tool. If you are dual or multibooting XP and/or Vista with 7 that works on all three.
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21 Mar 2009   #20
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I use windows live mail because its easy to use, simple and nice to look at. It also has other functions eg calender. the reason i dont like using third party or even outlook for that matter is they always want to have something running even when your not using them. Live is actually really good, thumbs up from me.
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