Thunderbird 3 great but for large files
- I've used T-bird for years at home & work, but my employer recently changed email servers (Exchange) and not I cannot receive large attachments at work. Suggested fixes are complicated and time-costly. Until I have time to try various suggested fixes, I've had to go back to bulky Outlook. Otherwise I can recommend Thunderbird in *almost* all cases.
- —Guest Derek
Trying Thunderbird and Windows Live Mail
- At the moment [I am using] Thunderbird 3 in Windows 7, but it seems to be very buggy with fonts. [I] tried Windows Live Mail but not for long, far to fussy an interface. As others have said on here: why not bring back OE or even Windows Mail that was in Vista…?
- —Guest Alan
- I use Yahoo Mail, almost exclusively for all my email receiving and sending. Yahoo Mail has the best layout and ease of use for me.
- —Guest Charles Barkema
- No one convinces me completely, but probably I will try with Thunderbird. They should in Win7 leave at least Windows Mail from Vista, morons…
- —Guest Ascar
eM Mail, and Trying Zimbra
- eM Mail is a great program that I have been using. Bit slow opening and downloading mail, but nice program. Just started with Zimbra. It is what my ISP uses for the offline and desktop. Seems like eM Mail has about everything Zimbra does in a smaller package. But seemed slow to me. We shall see.
- I have always sworn by Thunderbird. I noticed today it has been deleting emails which I can still fortunately access on the web based server. Before you say it, this is not because of any spam or other settings. I will now have to try another programme which does not lose emails!
- —Guest Badger
Eudora Still Tops
- Eudora was one of the first email clients I handled, and it's the only one that I handle now. I've used OE, Outlook, Thunderbird, Opera and Incredimail, but Eudora is still tops. For a product that has been in cold storage for so long, the list of features is endless. May not have a calendar and its composition window may lack some power, but it's the strongest and setting up and restoring your mail is very good. Progress messages are superb as is accounts handling. Anti phishing capabilities are there too! T'bird harps of tabbed browsing in 2009, well... Eudora had it all the way along. Instead of spending time in useless publicity, others should try and make their email clients work like Eudora.
- —Guest Vikram
- this [eM Client?] looks pretty good… you should at least look at it, looks kind of OE'ee…
- —Guest steve
- Looking for PIM that does not only handle emails and comes with a calendar I recently found Zimbra desktop (free). This neat program is very easy to install and set-up. Each e-mail account can be configured differently. But the very best is a true synchronization with Yahoo and Google calendars. One can edit and overlay calendars like in outlook and all the information is available offline too. Next time you connect the calendars are updated like with an Exchange server. This is exactly what I wanted. Love it!
- —Guest emailfreak
I may try Thunderbird
- Since upgrading to Win7 I am using Live Mail, and I really hate it. It always crashes or becomes solid for long times. Reading comments I may try Thunderbird.
- —Guest murat
Thunderbird is still my choice
- I made the switch from Outlook Express to Thunderbird many years ago. Having multiple email accounts and filters, it was quite some work to get the same functionalities from Thunderbird. But since then, Thunderbird does it all, gets better and better and more versatile all the time and for all my wishes someone has donated a plug-in, until now. So my advise is: try Thunderbird, it's probably the right choice for you too!
- —Guest F.
eM Client Hands Down!
- Tried most of the clients mentioned here, but settled on this excellent "Outlook Express" clone with built-in Calendar. The only downside to the free version is that it limits you to two accounts. I got around that limit by having a third account forwarded to my main account, which effectively leaves me with two accounts, rather than three. Someone really ought to review eM Client and put in into your list of free email clients. BTW: It is from England.
Well Travelled, Settled on PocoMail
- Outlook Express and then Windows Mail were my preferred clients. Simple and no distractions = productivity. I have settled on Pocomail or the more fully featured Barca from the same co. Tried TB and I preferred the Poco progs, still trying others e.g. Zimbra but not moving. Can't get better for Windows 7 and it is still being developed and has a decent user forum.
- —Guest Baldrick
Free e-mail: Juno
- I have used Juno.com for many years and find it does everything I need quite well. It was not even listed [here].
- —Guest bichief
- Postbox Express is free and simple, it works with Firefox but not with IE at this time. There is a Postbox that is not free. The Express is a little confusing at first but then it becomes simple… yes, I, too, miss Outlook Express, but on Windows 7, Windows Live was very confusing…