Which Email program do you use?

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Submitted by moneymaker on September 5, 2016 - 12:20pm

OT: I've used webmail,outlook express,outlook,Microsoft mail,and lastly Microsoft Mail 20012 (which I hear is going to be retired here soon). Accidently installed microsoft mail 2012 thinking it was an upgrade,oops. I think it is stored in the cloud and is acting sluggishly. The cloud part I could live with because there are pluses and munuses to that it's the sluggish part I can't stand. Just looking for a consensus for the best email program that is compatible with windows 10 home.

Submitted by ucodegen on September 5, 2016 - 12:44pm.

Windows 10 home - you just named the #1 problem there. Microsoft is even blocking installation of open source software if it does not comply with Microsoft guidelines when running family safety.. this includes Firefox, Chrome. It ignores the obvious elephant being that filtering does not occur in the browser, it occurs on the connection, ie kernel - but Microsoft wants to push 'Edge'.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/09/05/...

That said, I use Thunderbird. I've connected it to Yahoo, Gmail, and Corporate networks. It does use an encrypted transfer from the mail server, which not all Mail browsers use. I do think that Thunderbird needs to look at how it does its software update though. Best method right now is manual, though it does have an automated one.

NOTE: I have not run it on Windows 10 home though. I have it running on Windows 7, 8, 8.1.

More on why Microsoft's approach is probably doomed to failure (with respect to kid filtering):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWnCxyAT...

Submitted by spdrun on September 5, 2016 - 6:41pm.

Micro$hite parental controls are as useful as nipples on a male anyway. Disable 'em and run the browser that you want.

As far as mail client, I'll second the vote for Thunderbird. It's cross platform, free, clean interface, flexible, etc. Only things are missing are calendar and Exchange support, but I don't use Exchange (hosted, cloud, or local) so I'm not missing much.

Submitted by ucodegen on September 5, 2016 - 9:16pm.

spdrun wrote:
Only things are missing are calendar and Exchange support, but I don't use Exchange (hosted, cloud, or local) so I'm not missing much.
I have one instance of Thunderbird connected to an exchange server (both Office365 cloud based and company server based). There is a calendaring function built in through a plugin (I think it is called Lightning). I don't have it 'integrated' with the other servers though. While there is standardization on Email servers, there isn't much on Calendars. Trying to sync with Yahoo's calendar is a go-oneway only proposition. Thunderbird also has issues with how Yahoo handles Junk mail (I dumped the protocol exchange and it is Yahoo's fault).

I am at version 45.1 and I think I am 2 minor revs behind the current.

Submitted by gzz on September 5, 2016 - 10:38pm.

You should go back to using outlook.

Submitted by gzz on September 5, 2016 - 10:40pm.

My experience with Thunderbird is that it is like 8% worse than outlook all around.

It can be hard to beat free however.

Submitted by moneymaker on September 7, 2016 - 5:27am.

Just noticed that Cox has an advanced webmail login so i think I'll try that for a little while and see how it goes.

Submitted by spdrun on September 7, 2016 - 6:31am.

Cable company (Cocks or otherwise) email is generally a sick joke.

Submitted by ltsddd on September 7, 2016 - 9:06pm.

Eudora. One of the better products created by Q.

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