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#1 allstock

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 02:53 AM

I just uninstalled microsoft's cloud based email app because I just don't like the idea of my emails floating in the cloud space. So I'm wondering is T-bird all that great and am I going to get any issues that anyone knows of? How big of a foot print does it leave on your system, maybe comparable to firefox? If there are any valid competitors please feel free to chime in! Thanks in advance



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 03:31 AM

I use ThunderBird both at work and home. The users at work who insist at using Outlook (which is a hell of a lot more difficult to configure without MS Exchange) suffer far more bugs and errors. It is a low system drain application and uber stable. I vouch for it.

 

I don't know of a competitor in the open source market... but surely Google could answer that quickly.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:16 AM

Well it didn't take long for T-bird to screw me over. I setup a yahoo account and ran into this...tbird_zpsdf5a9d35.pngI've tried mozilla support and found it pretty useless. So if anyone has any ideas please fill me in. Should I just switch to Opera?


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:38 AM

Don't use pop3 mate, set it up for IMAP...

 

This way you will still have all of your messages online if you want to look at them from any computer, as well as them being synced on your computer.

 

Here are the server settings

 

You may have to activate IMAP from your yahoo account also, but only check that if it doesn't work... most of the big webmail sites it is already enabled.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:21 AM

Well I downloaded Opera mail and was impressed with it's clean professional interface, but of course I ran into yet another snag. It would work fine with my yahoo accts, but whenever I tried with outlook.com or live accounts I got a yellow hazard with exclamation mark next to the address. I just can't win.

 

Thanks for explaining the IMAP and POP3 difference TsVK!, kinda make sense now with my limited knowledge of this stuff. I still wish I could....wait....just got a alert from T-bird...DAMNIT

 

"Unavailable UID fetch server" or rather.....WTF!?

 

I just can't win. I wasted three hours of my limited weekend with this. I don't know why I even bother.
 

 

Can someone tell me how to get outlook and live mail to work with Opera mail please.   Thank you






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