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Which Email Client do you use ?


devlin 4 651 39 India
12 Dec 2010 8:22PM
Just looking to install an email client on my Win 7 64 bit netbook, for my gmail account. Thought id check for suggestions Smile

Cheers

PS: - Outlook and Live Mail are not in the running Smile

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devlin 4 651 39 India
12 Dec 2010 8:35PM
Thanks Chris is there a reason why you prefer the older version ?
devlin 4 651 39 India
12 Dec 2010 9:34PM
hmmm cant do anything about the tabs but i guess the minimize add on is available, just did a search on the addons and came up with the below Smile

Minimize Add On
cambirder 10 7.2k England
12 Dec 2010 9:46PM

Quote:I hated the way the newer one worked in tabs, it didn't suit me but the dealbreaker was that v2 has an addon that allows it to be minimised to the system tray,


Tabs are set by default, but are user configurable so you get the option of opening messages in a new tab, a new window or the existing window. That addon is no longer developed, but there are alternative options
WilliamRoar 7 188 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 8:04AM
I used to use Windows Live Mail 2011, before I downgraded.
After downgrading, I went back to Windows Mail.
devlin 4 651 39 India
13 Dec 2010 8:23AM

Quote:I used to use Windows Live Mail 2011, before I downgraded.
After downgrading, I went back to Windows Mail.



well Live Mail is certainly feature packed..but i find it a bit heavy on system resources given my config and resources
cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
13 Dec 2010 8:48AM
Have tried Thurnderbird/Windows Live Mail 2011/Incredimail....but couldn't get any of them to recognise all of my accounts...am trialling Gmail (thanks to William) and it seems to be working Smile
devlin 4 651 39 India
13 Dec 2010 8:56AM

Quote:Have tried Thurnderbird/Windows Live Mail 2011/Incredimail....but couldn't get any of them to recognise all of my accounts...am trialling Gmail (thanks to William) and it seems to be working Smile


Not too sure but i think we have got our wires crossed here Smile iam talking about an email client to configure your webmail accounts...gmail is a webmail account much like hotmail, yahoo etc configurable for POP access on any email client Smile unless gmail have their own email client ?
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
13 Dec 2010 10:48AM
I used Pegasus for many years and changed to Thunderbird about 3 years ago. Have always updated when new versions came out, so now on v3.1.7

I think it is superb.

(Yes - the changes between v2 and v3 were quite significant and took a little getting used to. But perseverance paid off.)
devlin 4 651 39 India
18 Dec 2010 9:59AM
thanks guys..decided to go with thunderbird Smile must say its pretty slick Smile
devlin 4 651 39 India
18 Dec 2010 2:38PM
ok i installed the thunderbird, set up pop access for gmail account, but it doesnt seem to be downloading all the emails together, everytime i say get mails it downloads in a batch of say 100 and then i need to do "get mail" again, is there any setting i need to change to have them all downloaded at one go ?
nuthernut 4 3 Scotland
19 Dec 2010 10:50AM
Gmail......say more....brilliant and secure!
devlin 4 651 39 India
19 Dec 2010 11:37AM

Quote:@OP There's some advanced POP settings in Gmail but I guess you'll have looked at those, maybe in the folder settings on your version of Thunderbird, where the retention settings are.


yes i did look at the gmail settings there's not much there, it just controls the dateline from which the downloads begin, couldn't find anything in the retention section either...it just controls the way messages are deleted / stored etc...and now its taken to downloading 20 per send receive instead of the 100 earlier..at this rate its gonna take me all week to download my stuff Smile
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
19 Dec 2010 12:26PM
We're maybe at cross purposes here. My normal e-mail is a standard POP3 system to my regular e-mail address via my ISP.

I do have a couple of gmail accounts that I use when I don't want to give my normal e-mail address (I would never trust gmail for any "proper" purpose - or any other web-based e-mail system for that matter, but Google is the most worrying), and I simply have those gmail accounts configured to automatically forward any incoming mail to my regular e-mail address. Those messages are, therefore, held on my ISP mail server until I open Thunderbird, whereupon they are all automatically downloaded into my Inbox along with my normal e-mails (or the Junk folder for those that get weeded out by my spam filter).

There is no limit on the number of e-mails that Thunderbird will download at one go - if I have been away from home for a few days, it can be several hundred.

So, without really understanding the problem you are experiencing, I suspect it must be with gmail rather than Thunderbird.
devlin 4 651 39 India
19 Dec 2010 2:18PM
Thanks Guys i guess the issue is with gmail after all Smile...ahhh well iam upto dec 2009 i guess i should be caught up by tomorrow..yes the web interface is good from a search perspective, however i was also keen on creating an offline repository as well, since i use this ID for all my online transactions records in terms of my investments...and some of those records are crucial Smile

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