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Q: What e-mail client would you recommend?


Myatu
14-08-2010, 21:09
Woohoo! Version 3.1 came out. Massive improvement with the search! Now I might stick with it afterall...

Myatu
23-07-2010, 22:25
I haven't heard about PostBox before... Certainly looks snazzy, let's see if it works the same Thanks for the tip!

freshwire
23-07-2010, 16:32
I recently tried out a few. One feature I really need is to be able to have various aliases (to send from) setup. Out of the *new* clients I tried thunderbird is the only one that allowed me to do that.

One that I really need to try out is PostBox.

As for searching/index: I have max 20 emails persistently stored and have only ever searched based on subject. Most of my emails just get deleted right away.

Neil
21-07-2010, 11:49
Quote Originally Posted by Myatu
Now I wonder if I should write my own, LOL. Doesn't seem to be that much choice around anymore...
That is true use to be loads, still waiting on the dead Correo project. It was going to be a thunderbird core based client with Mac OS X interface, but it appears to be dead, http://code.google.com/p/correo/

Myatu
20-07-2010, 22:46
Now I wonder if I should write my own, LOL. Doesn't seem to be that much choice around anymore...

Andy
20-07-2010, 13:29
Thunderbird 3 here.

Myatu
19-07-2010, 20:48
Quote Originally Posted by Neil
Do you find the indexing slow? When I first installed it, it did take about 4 hours to index the thousands of emails I have, but after that it ran fine.
The initial indexing took quite some time as well, but it also does this whenever you receive new e-mail messages. This is where it seems to be struggling on my systems, where it's busy indexing and basically "locks" the particular folder where the e-mail is located (ie., it won't load the e-mail, can't mark it as read, etc). If I'd be getting a dozen emails a day, it wouldn't bother me. But I get about a dozen every 10 minutes... Oof...

... And yes, the Windows system is defragged every night

Neil
19-07-2010, 19:00
Quote Originally Posted by Myatu
Haha, that's one of the things they changed and I find immensely annoying, along with the extremely slow indexing

I haven't used Evolution or Outlook in a while, looks like I'll have to give them a try again
Do you find the indexing slow? When I first installed it, it did take about 4 hours to index the thousands of emails I have, but after that it ran fine.

If not Outlook is good, 2003 onwards had some nice improvements to UI.

Myatu
19-07-2010, 18:30
Quote Originally Posted by Neil
Really? I find Thunderbird 3.0 amazing, the new search is brilliant, it can find any email.
Haha, that's one of the things they changed and I find immensely annoying, along with the extremely slow indexing

I haven't used Evolution or Outlook in a while, looks like I'll have to give them a try again

Neil
19-07-2010, 12:39
Quote Originally Posted by Myatu
I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird on both Windows and Linux, but it really has turned into a slow and unfriendly product since 3.0.

So in my search for an alternative, I was wondering which one you would recommend. Thanks!
Really? I find Thunderbird 3.0 amazing, the new search is brilliant, it can find any email. Although it is a shame that development is slow compared to Firefox.

Just Apple Mail at home for me.

Winit
18-07-2010, 18:07
The cloud is where it's at.

Tz-OVH
18-07-2010, 18:04
Outlook for work
Tbird for home

jonlewi5
17-07-2010, 16:33
I seemed to have slowly moved over to using webmail more and more but i do occasionally use evoloution on linux and outlook 07 on windows.

YouWhat
17-07-2010, 15:50
Personally I use Outlook 2010 on my computers at home as I tend to deal with everything like that through Windows, and to date since it has been RTM'd I've not had any problems with it since the upgrade from 2007.

Myatu
17-07-2010, 13:06
I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird on both Windows and Linux, but it really has turned into a slow and unfriendly product since 3.0.

So in my search for an alternative, I was wondering which one you would recommend. Thanks!