Email Client

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  1. L815

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    I've become a fan of using an E-mail client recently, especially with 2+ email accounts.

    I've tried Thunderbird and the newest Windows Live Mail (free).

    Thunderbird:
    -Runs great, had a few issues with the hotmail plugin but it's fine now
    -Fast
    -20k ram (average)
    -Popup notifications of new mail
    -Looks Decent

    Lacks:
    -The function of WLM where it will show which email you've responded too (helpful to me)
    -The word format for hotmail isn't right. Everything is squished (no whitespace) and the fonts are not the best (even after changing)


    Windows Live Mail:
    -Looks beautiful
    -No problems setting up any email account
    -Has notification arrows on email's I've already responded too (hotmail)
    -Low ram (8k average)
    -Hotmail send/recv is really fast, while gmail Imap is a bit slow
    -Fonts and word formatting is excellent

    Lacks:

    -Kinda slow with gmail (send/recv)
    -Kinda buggy (think it's still in beta)


    I'm stuck between both (leaning towards WLM) but maybe I'm missing some experience with them that others have encountered.


    Anyone have their own reviews of the products or maybe some other worthwhile (free) email client?
     

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    Sylpheed is my choice. In all of mail programs I hate that why there should be some local folders. I don't need those. I don't use those. I wanna hide those or even delete but sometime it's quite hard to do that.

    EDIT: MailWasher Pro checks my spam and I use IMAP
     
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    Yes, Popcorn is superb. Needs no install -- just unzip it wherever you want to. To uninstall (not likely) simply delete the folder. Clean as a whistle.
     
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    I like popcorn too but sadly it doesn't support IMAP and attachment hassle it's too much :(
     
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    One tip is consider using one email account.
    I have 3 email addresses all pointing to one master account and less hassle than 3 seperate ones.

    I use gmail and find Thunderbird to be an excelent client for IMAP, fast and integrates well with gmail spam and draft and sent folders.
    I do need calendar integration and mobile sync (as well as gmail imap) and that limits my choice to thunderbird only in windows, or evolution when im using linux.
     
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    what? how can this be so? no calls yet for thebat!? this is an outrage! :thumb:
     
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    Yeah, have to agree on that one. If we're not strictly talking freeware I'd go for theBat as well :thumb:
    I migrated from Thunderbird to theBat recently.

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