email client

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BigCol, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    What is the best email client to use with windows 7? What do you lot use. Im using firefox btw if that helps
     
  2. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    Windows Live
     
  3. david toska

    david toska MDL Member

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    My meaning is office outlook 2007, but i miss my windows mail from vista.
     
  4. jbysmith

    jbysmith MDL Junior Member

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    Yea going to get a ton of different answers on that, as everybody is going to like their own thing.

    For me, I like Thunderbird v2. Holding off on v3 till the Lightning addon gets updated to work with v3. (Supposedly the nightly builds work, but I'll wait till it's final.)
     
  5. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    I use Outlook 2007
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    GroupWise 8 & Thunderbird x64 Shredder

    sebus
     
  7. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Yeah, the latest nightly build works fine, but this new version kind of sucks because it uses up the entire right side of the window now, even when youre using the full-width message view. That means unless they change it back to the way it was (which i dont think they will) your message area is never going to be really full-width anymore...


    On Topic: To me the best is clearly Thunderbird. But much like with OSs, Graphiccards, Soundcards, GameConsoles, etcetera; ask a hundret people and youll be getting a hundret different opinions. Thats why the only person who can really answer the question is yourself, because in the end the best is what you like best...
     
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  8. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Outlook 2007 for me too. :D
     
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  9. dlonra

    dlonra MDL Novice

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    Yep, looks great, is very functional, has a great connector for hotmail and gmail. Also love .pst as backup.
     
  10. marv

    marv MDL Novice

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    The BAT!
    No viruses, light, very functional.
     
  11. Rudi1

    Rudi1 MDL Member

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    second that!
    +1 :)
     
  12. vistadude

    vistadude MDL Member

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    I like Outlook a lot. It handles large inboxes very well and has good calendaring, contacts, notes, and tasks. It also syncs with most smartphones. I just upgraded from Outlook 2002 to Outlook 2007 and generally like the new version minus the absence of clippy :)

    Windows live mail looks cool and is simple, but it handles large inboxes poorly and lags quite a lot. It's good for gmail imap and syncs contacts and calendar over the net.
     
  13. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    Outlook 2010 connected to Exchange 2010, when I am not at my PC I use Outlook Web App running on my Exchange server. GMail is also very good if you are willing to look at web based solutions.
     
  14. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Thanks for the help guys. Ive installed windows office 2007 and am using outlook. THANKS EVERYONE
     
  15. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    I'm late to the game but I'll chime in anyway. Outlook 2007. I was testing Outlook 2010 in my previous Windows 7 RTM installation, but I won't be testing it again soon since Windows Easy Transfer doesn't transfer Outlook 2010's settings to a new installation, so I went back to Office 2007, which Windows Easy Transfer will transfer the settings to.

    I miss the days of when Office had it's own settings wizard. :(

    I definitely liked some improvements in Outlook 2010, but it did have a couple old features broken like Archiving (manually or automatic) and no envelope notification icon on new emails. I'm sure those basic things will bill worked out by the time it comes out.
     
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  16. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    I'm totally satisfied with GMail. Cool or not; I don't care at all. ;)
     
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  17. cezetko

    cezetko MDL Novice

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    Gmail 4ever :)
     
  18. pezzonovante

    pezzonovante MDL Member

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    Outlook 2010 is a great software. However, I found that I didn't need as many features. So currently I'm using Windows Live Mail 2009 which is very similar to Outlook but more lightweight. I recommend Outlook 2010 to the professionals and WLM to home users.
     
  19. LeoKing

    LeoKing MDL Novice

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    Yep, but using an email client like Outlook to manage GMail as well as other email accounts is much more convenient. :)