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# 257071 13-Sep-2019 10:12
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Hi. Yes win7 .

 

I want to replace Thunderbird with a less buggy email client .
TBird has a few known annoying bugs, while not deal killers they still arnt being fixed after many years

So, what are good options for email clients ? either free or very cheap
Something I'll keep for at least the next 5 years .

 

At this stage only need imap or pop3 support, single email a/c
A built in cal/task scheduler would be a bonus, but not 100% needed .
I dont need to import old email (but would be a bonus) , I can just keep TBird if I need to access old mail (that will be 3 different clients I'd be keeping just to access old mail )

I could use Outlook2010 , but dont want to as thats end of life next year
Im even considering going back to Pegasus

 

Any suggestions
Cheers

 

 


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  # 2317042 13-Sep-2019 10:25
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Quite a few of our home users use eM Client:

 

https://www.emclient.com/?lang=en

 

But the free version only allows up to two email accounts.

 

 


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  # 2317065 13-Sep-2019 10:57
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I'm curious, what are the annoying Tunderbird bugs?

 

I've used it for years, and while I've noted annoyances, I'm not aware of any significant bugs.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2317079 13-Sep-2019 11:17
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OEClassic is nice, just like the old Outlook Express ,but you have to pay for it. About NZ$45 when I last looked

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  # 2317095 13-Sep-2019 11:44
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1101:

 

Hi. Yes win7 .

 


Something I'll keep for at least the next 5 years .

 


I could use Outlook2010 , but dont want to as thats end of life next year

 

 

You may as well just run Outlook 2010 seeing as you are planning to run Windows 7 for 4+ years past end of life.

 

 








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  # 2317108 13-Sep-2019 11:59
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+1 for eMClient.

 

I've been using it for a year or so now and it works pretty well. Includes a calendar which can either be stand-alone or connected to a CalDav server (running on the NAS in my case) if required so you can then sync your Calendar to your phone as well. A number of other Calendars I have used required a paid version to support that. As noted above, free version is limited to two accounts though.




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  # 2317161 13-Sep-2019 14:00
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gbwelly:

 

You may as well just run Outlook 2010 seeing as you are planning to run Windows 7 for 4+ years past end of life.

 

 

OK, edit the quote to make it look like I said something I didnt . Fake news . 
Just why ?
I never said I plan to run 7 for the next 4years . I never implied that either

 

 

 

 


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  # 2317164 13-Sep-2019 14:04
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1101:

 

gbwelly:

 

You may as well just run Outlook 2010 seeing as you are planning to run Windows 7 for 4+ years past end of life.

 

 

OK, edit the quote to make it look like I said something I didnt . Fake news . 
Just why ?
I never said I plan to run 7 for the next 4years . I never implied that either

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calm the farm, that is exactly how I interpreted your post, whether you think you implied it or not.

 

If you had said you intend to upgrade to Windows 10 at some point I would have suggested that the built in Mail application in Win 10 is quite good in my experience.

 

 








 
 
 
 




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  # 2317165 13-Sep-2019 14:04
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

I'm curious, what are the annoying Tunderbird bugs?

 

I've used it for years, and while I've noted annoyances, I'm not aware of any significant bugs.

 

 


Font size bug ( its documented going back 6 years but never fixed ) . The font size changes as you type . Intermittent and may be a bug from not using default font size
Winmail.dat issue
Annoyances rather than major issues .  :-)

 

I'll give eMClient a try

 

 


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  # 2317170 13-Sep-2019 14:19
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1101:

 

Font size bug ( its documented going back 6 years but never fixed ) . The font size changes as you type . Intermittent and may be a bug from not using default font size
Winmail.dat issue
Annoyances rather than major issues .  :-)

 

 

Ah, I see. I send mail in plain text and paste things via Notepad if any formatting is present.

 

Last time I received a winmail.dat file was 14 months ago. They mostly came from local government organisations, one of which I reveive weekly (or more frequent) e-mails from. Seems Outlook behaves a bit better now.


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  # 2317183 13-Sep-2019 14:55
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Any reason for wanting a client over webmail access?    Re: Outlook - 2010 was last decent version imho, since then it seems to get more bloated & buggy with every release. :)

 

 

 

 


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  # 2317266 13-Sep-2019 17:06
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1101:

So, what are good options for email clients ? either free or very cheap
Something I'll keep for at least the next 5 years .

 

Any suggestions
Cheers

 

 

If privacy is a concern, try Claws Mail.





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  # 2317412 13-Sep-2019 20:18
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1101:

Font size bug ( its documented going back 6 years but never fixed ) . The font size changes as you type . Intermittent and may be a bug from not using default font size
Winmail.dat issue
Annoyances rather than major issues .  :-)


 


Do you still see this if you get in the habit of starting with a few new lines and then start typing again from the beginning to give yourself a bit of a buffer within the font tags? Do you have a winmail.dat viewer set up to view these files when receiving messages including them as an attachment?

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  # 2317453 13-Sep-2019 23:20
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I used "Free Agent 7" for a long time. Now I use Gmail which I find to be excellent.

 

Gmail is all online, has an excellent spam filter, and as the files are not downloaded, there is very little chance of getting malware.

 

A big advantage is that you can access your mail on any computer, or smart phone.


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  # 2317517 14-Sep-2019 08:43
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I have been using Windows Live Mail since OE was abandoned. I have it on Win 7 and Win 10 and it works fine. Available to download for free.

 

 





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  # 2317574 14-Sep-2019 09:55
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A while ago I tried Hiri. Quite liked it. Was trying it on Linux but it supports Windows and Mac.

Can't give much more detail as I used Webmail day to day. I found it to be a very pretty client though. If I were to be using a desktop client regularly I'd give it a good thrashing.

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