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  # 953765 17-Dec-2013 14:58
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Try em Client. I moved my parents to this after they were having huge problems with Windows Live Mail. They find it just does what they need and doesn't get in the way.

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  # 953768 17-Dec-2013 15:02
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Windows built in client doesn't recognise website links which is a giant PITA. Live Mail has issues with XTRA if your poor end user is still using that. I have had a client who regularly has issues with the live mail client and Xtra.

Thunderbird or the built in client. Hopefully Microsoft will fix the link issue soon.




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  # 953783 17-Dec-2013 15:22
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surfisup1000:

Why not allow resizeable columns anyway? 

Another thing - the photo app -- it does not display photos in subfolders. 

So , my neatly date arranged photo folders don't work in the photo app. 


I suspect that the answer to both of these is that these are new apps, built from scratch, and it will take a while to get every possible feature back into them.  The latest release of the mail app added a LOT of UI enhancements and features, and i'm sure the next update will add even more.

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  # 953793 17-Dec-2013 15:44
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hairy1: Windows built in client doesn't recognise website links which is a giant PITA. Live Mail has issues with XTRA if your poor end user is still using that. I have had a client who regularly has issues with the live mail client and Xtra.

Thunderbird or the built in client. Hopefully Microsoft will fix the link issue soon.


this only affects incoming plain text emails. Yes i agree its a pain. It is a known issue that will be fixed.

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  # 953962 17-Dec-2013 21:53
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littlehead: Try em Client. I moved my parents to this after they were having huge problems with Windows Live Mail. They find it just does what they need and doesn't get in the way.


+1 for Em Client.. my mum uses it without bugging me too often, so it must be easy to use.






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  # 954059 18-Dec-2013 08:41
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nathan:
hairy1: Windows built in client doesn't recognise website links which is a giant PITA. Live Mail has issues with XTRA if your poor end user is still using that. I have had a client who regularly has issues with the live mail client and Xtra.

Thunderbird or the built in client. Hopefully Microsoft will fix the link issue soon.


this only affects incoming plain text emails. Yes i agree its a pain. It is a known issue that will be fixed.


That's great Nathan. Glad to know it is in process. Once this is fixed I will use that client 100%. Ironically enough the main issue is Geekzone replies!




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  # 954085 18-Dec-2013 09:58
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MackinNZ: Actually it does come with a mail app installed and it's very good.

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scuse me
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/windows-8/pop-email-accounts
"The Mail app, which comes with Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, doesn't support adding email accounts that use POP"

What sort of BS is this
"If you want to use the Mail app and keep your current account, contact your email provider and ask if they can change your account to use IMAP"

So no pop3 support, out of the box.
What were they thinking.

I'd recommend Outlook.
It will save alot of future grief when you upgrade to a new PC in a few years & want to move your email to the new PC.

 
 
 
 


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  # 954096 18-Dec-2013 10:08
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littlehead: Try em Client. I moved my parents to this after they were having huge problems with Windows Live Mail. They find it just does what they need and doesn't get in the way.


+2 to EMClient.

I have moved a few clients across to it (from Outlook). It is much better than Outlook. Thunderbird isnt a option as it has some funny design decisions.

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  # 954134 18-Dec-2013 10:50
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I find the best app to be Apple Mail

[troll] troll troll troll [/troll]

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  # 954145 18-Dec-2013 10:57
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1101:  So no pop3 support, out of the box.
What were they thinking.


Probably that keeping all your mail on a single device is really inconvenient, and a good way to lose all your mail.   I try and migrate any users that will listen to a server hosted mail solution of some kind so that they can see all their mail on any devices they have.. so they have the same thing on their desktop, laptop, phone and tablet.




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  # 954166 18-Dec-2013 11:21
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qyiet:
1101:  So no pop3 support, out of the box.
What were they thinking.


Probably that keeping all your mail on a single device is really inconvenient, and a good way to lose all your mail.   I try and migrate any users that will listen to a server hosted mail solution of some kind so that they can see all their mail on any devices they have.. so they have the same thing on their desktop, laptop, phone and tablet.


Indeed especially when free email products like Outlook.com can pull in your email from POP3 mailservs

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  # 954343 18-Dec-2013 14:36
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If she's using a gmail address it may be worth checking out Mailbird too. I was a Sparrowmail user on the Mac and loved it. Mailbird is someone's effort to replicate that app on Windows. It's not mature yet though, but I haven't had any issues with it.




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  # 954422 18-Dec-2013 16:45
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No, she's Slingshot. Thanks.

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  # 954424 18-Dec-2013 16:55
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blergh, then the first thing you should be doing is get her off ISP provided email. :P

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  # 954440 18-Dec-2013 17:26
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maybe why you are there it might be a good idea to set up remote access so you can fix any problems easily from your computer, it was the best thing i ever set up on my fathers laptop .




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