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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    For quite a few years I have used opera mail. it is more basic than some other email clients but I liked having one program for email and web browser.
    Once opera stop supporting opera 12 I will have to either use the separate rather basic email client or switch to a more fully featured program.
    I use imap
    I have used outlook express and then windows live mail but that was when I used pop3. I have setup imap in wlm for a client at work and it was a bit of a pain setting it up to have even the basic folders such as sent items and deleted items.

    I have tried thunderbird as pop3 but never as imap and I do not like the rapid versioning mozilla is using for all their products.

    I do not mind paying for a email client if I feel it is worth it.

    thanks in advance
     
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    Thunderbird also does IMAP, like Claws Mail Thunderbird can also handle encryption
     
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    Are Claws Mail or Mailbird also available in portable version?
     
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    I don't believe so.
    Note: Mailbird may require yearly subscription fee after beta for their "Pro" version. (free version to be ad-supported).
     
  12. siljaline

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    Claws Mail is at version 3.9.2 as of 8 June & I hear it bites but in a nice way.
     
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    Note: Gtkhtml2Viewer doesn't work in Win32 v3.9.1. I had to revert back to v3.9.0.
     
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    Correct, but only applicable to Linux builds. (It isn't included in Win32 version).
    Cheers
     
  17. Creer

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    Bob, it is available in latest win32 version 3.9.1:
    main directory for plugins:
    fancy2.png

    after load fancy as a plugin from GUI:
    fancy1.png
     
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    You are correct, Creer.
    Fancy was not included in earler 'pkg41.exe', but apparently is included in latest 'pkg42.exe'.
    Thanks!
     
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    You guys have me interested in trying Claws Mail. Are there any particular reasons you prefer it over Thunderbird?
     
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    It's much lighter. It ain't pretty, but I appreciate it's spartan functionality without bloat.
    Excellent IMAP handling with my many accounts.
    It has basic plug-ins that I require, such as Spell Check, HTML viewing (when occasionally required), V-Calendar, etc.
    (I've used in the past: Courier, Eudora, InScribe, TBird, Mulberry, Pegasus, Sylpheed, and many others.)
    I'll not say it is better (or even as good) as TBird, but it very well suits my needs.
     
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    Thanks for the info Bob D. I'll have to check it out in a VM. It looks pretty lean and mean.
     
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    I've flagged the few issues found in this thread on Claws Mail to the person that recommended it to me. We'll see what comes back.
     
  23. Creer

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    Hi 0strodamus,

    I remember that last no resources hungry (on my machine) version of TB was version around EOL (3.1.20). Everything after that uses too much RAM in my personal experience. It's pitty that Mozilla stopped development and give TB to community.
    Claws Mail is like LnS but in mail software market. It's light, without all these bells and whistles you don't need to. It's simple and configurable - if you want RSS reader, then you have to load RSS plugin if not computer resources will not be wasted for non used plugin which is 100% time enabled by default and you can not disable it.
    I highly recommend watch this outstanding tutorial - set it once and you can forget:
    Claws Mail installation and use - part 1
    Claws Mail installation and use - part 2
    Claws Mail installation and use - part 3
    Claws Mail installation and use - part 4
     
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  24. Creer

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    Thanks Siljaline! :thumb:
    I wish to see support for MS Delta Sync since I have Hotmail account too (and I'm forced to use POP3) but it is probably impossible and only reserved for WLM and Outlook :mad:
     
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    You're most welcome - I'm a bit rusty with email client support since I did OE when I was an MS MVP.

    The MVP Alum that I know is in Italy and I do believe he is currently active in email support.

    Again we'll see what comes back. The Claws folks might be able to handle a few feature requests in the meantime if they are reachable.

    Regards,
     
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