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#1 sweedishfish

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 10:24 AM

If yes, which email provider would you recommend?



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Posted 30 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

Thunderbird is a 3rd party application you download and install on your computer.

After it is installed, you configure it to work with your email provider servers.
I currently have Thunderbird set up to work with 4 different email providers.

You can use the settings for your current email provider(s).

Are you wanting a new provider for email? If no, there is nothing to recommend.

Thunderbird is an excellent email client. I recommend it often.

The only way to know if it will work for business or personal email is to try it and see if you like it.

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:15 PM

Thanks Queen-Evie. I know that its an email client so the questions was, would you recommend it and would it still be professional in an enterprise environment, since majority of companies are using outlook?

 

And the bonus question is, what email provider would you guys use other that Microsoft?



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 12:06 PM

 I use Comcast.  A lot of folks I know use AT&T.  YMMV.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:22 PM

IMO (which is only based on personal use)...choosing an email client is done based on personal factors, comparison, a trial, and so on.

 

I would also delve into why Outlook might be a business favorite, if that's true...and why some businesses do not employ Outlook as the chosen email client.

 

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In the past, as my personal email client, I've used Eudora, Outlook, Outlook Express and I currently use TBird.  None of these was necessarily "better" than the other, it was strictly a matter of making a personal choice based on what I liked.

 

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:02 AM

Majority of mid to large companies are using Outlook because you need to for native Exchange support. If you don't have exchange, then Thunderbird is a good client. There is no such thing as a non Microsoft exchange server. 



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:12 AM

Thank you hamluis and Trikein. Definitely good answers

 

Btw, @Trikein, can you quickly explain to me what exactly MS Exchange is?



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:40 AM

Like Hamlius, I was a happy user of Mozilla Thunderbird for years!  For some reason, not T-bird's fault at all, I had to move from Tbird over to eM Client 6.  It's not as friendly upfront as Tbird.  eM Client does a have a very good and powerful account "setter-upper," I was able to establish different email accounts that Tbird would have to jump through hoops to do.  eM Client [the pay for version] works very well for businesses, non-for-profits, etc., it might be a bit "big" for individual usage.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 11:08 AM

Exchange is a messaging service developed by Microsoft to run on their server platform. It controls email, calendar, and instant messaging. Its a different way of getting email like pop/IMAP but instead of the server being used for many emails and possibly even domains, each exchange server is designed for that user. 


Edited by Trikein, 02 July 2016 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:01 PM

Exchange is a messaging service developed by Microsoft to run on their server platform. It controls email, calendar, and instant messaging. Its a different way of getting email like pop/IMAP but instead of the server being used for many emails and possibly even domains, each exchange server is designed for that customer. 

 

... But what is the real benefit of this?



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:35 PM

Greater flexibility and integration of calendar/meetings/message into email.






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