About had it with Thunderbird! Any recommendations?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ratchet, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    I mostly use web mail but like to link paypal to a pop3 client. Outlook Express was fine as was Windows Live Mail in W7. Now I'm W10 and have been using Thdrbrd since July and can't believe how dysfunctional it is (e.g. You have to jump thru hoops to include more than one recipient or normal highlighting hyperlinks mostly never end up working for the recipient!), considering recommendations on tech sites I've noticed over the years.
    Thank you!
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I use eM Client, it's free for personal use (you just have to register for free once the 30 trial expires), and I have found it to work very well.
     
  3. Buddel

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    I'm also on Win 10 and haven't stopped Windows Live Mail. If you also like WLM, why not keep using it?
     
  4. Brian K

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    rachet,

    I use Portable Thunderbird. No problems here. I'm wary of web mail (without a mail copy in the computer) as several of my friends have had their mail accounts terminated without a reason and have lost years of mail. Contacting GMail, Yahoo, etc, was a waste of time.
     
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    In my case, Thunderbird in Windows 10 continuously launches an "Add security exception" window. I click on "Confirm security exception", but it has no effect. This never happens in Windows 7.

    It seems the problem is related to some certificate issued by my email provider, which is my ISP. I have used this ISP and this email service for years.
     
  6. ratchet

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    Thank all of you for replies! Buddel, I couldn't get WLM to work in 10. How'd you do that?
     
  7. Buddel

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    I "migrated" from Win 7 to Win 10 and WLM was still there and ready to be used after the migration process was over. Maybe it helps to reinstall WLM (haven't tried it yet).
     
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    I had tried that previously and it would go (as it did tonight) into an endless loop trying to open, with the only way to stop it being Task Manager. On a whim, I just disabled Sandboxie and it opened with my mail from July only of course. So now how do I get the Thunderbird emails over before uninstalling it? Thank you!
     
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    I tried migrating Thunderbird to my "old" Live mail but it didn't work, nor did Live work with Sandboxie now for some reason. Migration of Thunderbird during eM setup worked perfectly and I had a license already that I'd never used (or tried I guess!).
    Working good and thank you!
     
  13. Brummelchen

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    mozilla is going to drop thunderbird, it will become a community project. this is kick ass for enterprises like softmaker who changed from emClient to TB. emClient is free for 2 separate boxed, to bad it is not portable.
    in normal you cant have both, the mailto-protocol is only fixed to one. but i never had any mailto to paypal except on the pp site itself. so i dont really see any issue.

    HTH
     
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    sadly, only allows 2 email accounts in the free version, £29.95 for the pro that allows more. i need 4 accounts.
     
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