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Quick420
06-27-11, 08:54 AM
What are you guys using for email since the loss of outlook express? I've been using incredimail,are there any better alternatives out there?Incredimail is ok but it comes with all sorts of bells&whistles that are not really needed.Thnx for having a peek;)

Q
06-27-11, 09:42 AM
Gmail.

I have found very few benefits for a thick client since moving to Gmail. I do backup my mail locally once a month with MailStore, but I guess I would use full Outlook 2010 or Thunderbird if I really needed a thick client.

Bearclaw
06-27-11, 09:58 AM
Another vote for Gmail.

DiscipleDOC
06-27-11, 10:01 AM
Gmail. There is nothing that is a better alternative to Live Mail.

six_storm
06-27-11, 10:41 AM
Gmail. There is nothing that is a better alternative to Live Mail.

+1

Quick420
06-27-11, 10:57 AM
Thnx guys I'll grab gmail and give it a whirl.

mojoman0
06-27-11, 12:07 PM
I think the hotmail website is easily the best of the email services out there. It fully integrates with Office online, skydrive, etc. Right click accessibility and html 5 fluidity. The interface is far more organized and easy on the eyes than gmail imo. Inbox filtering and folder management is a snap as well. I just pin it to my task bar and get the win7 functionality as well

Quick420
06-27-11, 12:57 PM
I tried gmail,liking the ease of use so far.I may try hotmail later on thnx for the suggestion,I had thought hotmail was for setting up dupe emails only LOL

Q
06-27-11, 01:19 PM
Here was my key deciding factor for migrating my wife from Hotmail a few months ago.

Within the last half year, both Hotmail and Gmail have both had down-times where user data was lost.

Gmail recovered from tape. Hotmail lost TONS of messages including a nice handful from two of my wife's accounts. Gmail communicated the issue clearly and provided status updates. Hotmail did not.

Remember to archive your messages offline once and a while, too. You're going to get zero support from either company if they lose your messages or your account is compromised since you're not a paying customer.

Hogrider
07-09-11, 11:24 PM
I use Live Mail. If it's good enough for me then it's good enough for your ass. Just do it.

mullet
07-10-11, 12:00 AM
outlook!!!!!!

ViN86
07-10-11, 12:07 PM
There is also Thunderbird from Mozilla.

Thunderbird is phenomenal. About 5-6 years ago it was awful, but it has improved a great deal since then.

mullet
07-10-11, 02:48 PM
Thunderbird is phenomenal. About 5-6 years ago it was awful, but it has improved a great deal since then.

Yeah I agree, Teh wife uses it and it takes me 2 seconds to backup.

Hogrider
07-10-11, 05:24 PM
So what is wrong with Live Mail?

Zelda_fan
07-11-11, 05:27 PM
why would anyone use anything other than gmail?

ViN86
07-11-11, 05:47 PM
why would anyone use anything other than gmail?

Huh?

mullet
07-12-11, 01:09 AM
lol

Runningman
07-13-11, 02:51 AM
why would anyone use anything other than gmail?

I use my own exchange server with my own equiptment, just because I dont trust anyone else with my Email and data. Like Q had said, even the big boys have had down time, so not even they can be trusted with my valuable data...

Hogrider
07-13-11, 06:35 AM
My email isn't valuable at all... unless you count penis extenders, Nigerian money scams, pics of Bob, and so on, to be valuable.

bob saget
07-13-11, 08:22 PM
My email isn't valuable at all... unless you count penis extenders, Nigerian money scams, pics of Bob, and so on, to be valuable.

those are scams? :wtf:

Hogrider
07-14-11, 04:19 AM
Yea, except for the pics of Bob. Those are scums.

crainger
07-17-11, 06:31 PM
I half expected this to be a seeker thread...

S.SubZero
07-18-11, 02:08 PM
I'm not sure what this thread is addressing. Are we talking about the front-end client (ie. Thunderbird, Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Evolution, whatever) or are we talking about the backend, ie. Gmail, Live/Hotmail/MSN, or local ISP mail, etc.?

- There's no such thing as a specific "Gmail client" aside from a web browser. I see Gmail being hawked here, but that doesn't mean anything. Gmail is just a mail service offered by Google. Gmail talks IMAP and POP3, so whatever email client you want to use that supports those (basically anything) or a web browser or your smartphone can access Gmail. When you talk about a review of Gmail or a critique of Gmail you only talk about the service. "Does it work smoothly and quickly?" "does it have a habit of losing my mail?" "do they have decent redundancy?" These are Gmail type concerns. The client isn't a concern since the client has nothing to do with the service.

- MS's service, Live, uses POP3 or their proprietary Deltasync protocol. Deltasync is only supported by the Windows Live Mail app, and the Hotmail Connector for Outlook. They may offer IMAP as a paid service, I can't remember. They used to offer something if you upgraded the account. My personal experience with the Hotmail Connector for Outlook has been less than stellar, so my personal recommendation for anyone who likes their Live/Hotmail and wants to keep it is to use Windows Live Mail, as it's the only really smooth and properly integrated experience.

I'm a longtime Hotmail user, my personal domain is hosted on Hotmail, but I am planning to move to Google next month. I'm doing so because I'd like more flexibility with my mail, calendar and contacts, especially when using other operating systems.

ViN86
07-27-11, 03:56 PM
Thunderbird 5 has a great UI and runs great. :)