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could you recommend me a good free e-mail application?


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#1 Surma

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:23 PM

My ISP provides me with an e-mail account and I have accessed this using Outlook Express. However, now I have a new computer and want to move. So, do you have any recommendations?
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#2 Philip Brampton

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:35 PM

Worth a read.



http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-email-client.htm



Windows Live mail 2009,if you can still find it,Is worth a look

Edited by Philip Brampton, 16 February 2011 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

Hi Surma -
Just my 2 cents worth -
I use Yahoo free email as my main account and still run O/Look Express (on my XP) but I delete unwanted items from O/E due to limits -
Yahoo has unlimited storage (I still have items from 4 or 5 years ago) as well as a Spam filter -
Thank You -

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:30 PM

It comes down to a pretty simple decision. Do you want web based e-mail or PC based. Or both?

I actually use both. Thunderbird takes care of my ISP provided e-mail and brings it right into my Computer. For obvious security and privacy issues that e-mail address is used and given out sparingly.

Then I have two free Yahoo accounts. One with my actual name associated with it and the other is a totally blind account with no name other then the made up one used in the address. The second Yahoo account is a great SPAM catcher.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:39 PM

I use Thunderbird for all my "real" accounts, like ThunderZ up there.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:37 PM

I use Thunderbird free. http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:45 AM

It comes down to a pretty simple decision. Do you want web based e-mail or PC based. Or both?

I actually use both. Thunderbird takes care of my ISP provided e-mail and brings it right into my Computer. For obvious security and privacy issues that e-mail address is used and given out sparingly.

Then I have two free Yahoo accounts. One with my actual name associated with it and the other is a totally blind account with no name other then the made up one used in the address. The second Yahoo account is a great SPAM catcher.


Thunderbird sounds like a really good choice! Though what are these obvious security and privacy issues?
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

Thunderbird is a good choice. I sued it for years. But you can't deny the advantage of Google on line. Tons of storage to keep your old trashed emails, built in SPAM filter before it reaches your mailbox and lots of other goodies.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:20 PM

Thunderbird sounds like a really good choice! Though what are these obvious security and privacy issues?


By using two e-mail accounts I have some advantages for controlling SPAM right from the start. By limiting who gets my PC hosted address. This lessens the chance of e-mails with unwanted attachments as well.

The Web hosted address is used on almost everything I do on line. Wyhen\if I become comfortable with a site or other that requires a sign-up and e-mail address then for convince I change it to my PC hosted e-mail.




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