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Topic # 42880 13-Oct-2009 13:48
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I am looking for an email client replacement to replace Outlook 2003. 
I am considering Outlook 2007, but only seem to be able to get it in a single user license package (I need to install it on 2 PC's), and I am not that happy paying all that money (twice) to be able to install on 2 PC's.

Is it possible to get Outlook with a 2 PC license? Or is there a similar client that someone can recommend for me to use.  Bearing in mind though that i will need to be able to import my Outlook emails and contacts in to the new Email Application.

Thanks in Advance.


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  Reply # 263662 13-Oct-2009 14:11
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try Thunderbird, i have been using it for years and never had a problem



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  Reply # 263664 13-Oct-2009 14:21
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Thanks for the suggestion.
I guess it is fairly straightforward to import Outlook emails and contacts in to Thunderbird? A quick google on the topic seemed to have a few examples of how to do it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 263665 13-Oct-2009 14:22
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GMail - enable the offline feature in labs and you are set.

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  Reply # 263666 13-Oct-2009 14:31
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craft1: Thanks for the suggestion.
I guess it is fairly straightforward to import Outlook emails and contacts in to Thunderbird? A quick google on the topic seemed to have a few examples of how to do it.


if i remember when you install thunderbird it asks you if you want to import settings from outlook  so say yes and its done, and gmail works really well in Thunderbird, it configures it automatically to work, you just put in your user name and password and it does the rest.

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  Reply # 263671 13-Oct-2009 15:12
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Then use the Mozbackup programme (third party) on a regular basis to ensure all your settings and mail are backed up to one file. Makes like a lot easier later should you need to recover lost email after a reinstall.

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  Reply # 263707 13-Oct-2009 17:23
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Arg.. Zollymonsta the thread killer strikes again

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  Reply # 263713 13-Oct-2009 17:58
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If you have a both desktop PC and a laptop and you are the main user of both machines, then you can use Outlook with a single license on both concurrently.

Outlook 2007 is nice, but you could also try the Outlook 2010 beta which will be generally available in the next few weeks. I've been using Outlook 2010 for a few months and it is brilliant and saves me heaps of time. I can't imagine the impact on my productivity if I were forced to use Gmail or Thunderbird instead!






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  Reply # 263723 13-Oct-2009 19:09
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Wow, thanks for that Paul. I am the main user of the Desktop and the Laptop, so that means that I would only need to buy ONE copy. Makes it seem that much more reasonable now. Although I do think that Microsoft are charging an awful lot for Microsoft Office (incl. Outlook). But.... It is my email client of choice, and synch's with everything I own, including my iPhone.

Thanks again, you just made my decision that much easier. :)

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  Reply # 263724 13-Oct-2009 19:12
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No problem, happy to help out.




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  Reply # 263735 13-Oct-2009 20:48
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craft1: Wow, thanks for that Paul. I am the main user of the Desktop and the Laptop, so that means that I would only need to buy ONE copy. Makes it seem that much more reasonable now. Although I do think that Microsoft are charging an awful lot for Microsoft Office (incl. Outlook). But.... It is my email client of choice, and synch's with everything I own, including my iPhone.

Thanks again, you just made my decision that much easier. :)



Yeah Paul is right :) upto 3 computers in the same house, it's been part of microsoft Office for years :)

Really helps out, I've got it on my PC, my netbook and my partners PC :)

JUst make sure you get:
The Home and Student cheap version(currently round $105 on pricespy) or if you have a student ID,



The basic edition at $220 is for single licence only......weird but apparently true?




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  Reply # 263738 13-Oct-2009 20:53
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Oh and this:
http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-nz/default.aspx

Saw a pamphlet at work today, student ID gets you it for $80 for 3 PCs in your house :) alright deal to me.

Otherwise Thunderbird is alright. Gmail and google apps is good and gets things done offsite too. BUt yeah in the end even though I hate to admit it, Office Outlook is a good product....(flame suit on, awaiting flaming)




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  Reply # 263807 14-Oct-2009 08:55
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Thats an awesome deal. Shame I am not at a tertiary institute.
I have found a copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Professional (incl. Outlook). It says 1 user license, but because I am the main user of both the Desktop and Laptop, I will install it on both PC's.

I was previously looking at the Home and Student one (heaps cheaper) but it doesn't include Outlook unfortunately.

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