looking for a email client for windows desktop

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mantra, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi

    i'm looking for an email client for windows desktop , w7 and w10

    for years i used thunderbird

    i 'm thinking mailbird 2 or em client

    i guess outlook is no more free , and it's part of office , and i will stay away from it

    in short , a powerfull program with a clean gui

    any advises are welcome!
    what do you use?
    thanks
     
  2. brainrb1

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    The Bat!
     
  3. fblais

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    eM Client is nice.
     
  4. mantra

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    hi
    the free supports only 2 account ,doesn't it ?
    thanks

    the bat! is a great program but the gui is not very clear and simple
    thanks
     
  5. roger_m

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    @mantra Yes, the free version of eM Client only supports two email accounts. I'm currently using it and Thunderbird. I prefer eM Client, but installed Thunderbird as well a few days ago because my antispam software (Cloudmark DesktopOne) supports Thunderbird.

    I never liked Thunderbird when I first tried it many years ago, and have not used it again till now. It has improved a lot over the years and I the current version.
     
  6. Brian K

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    I use Thunderbird Portable. I just copy the folder to a laptop when I travel. It is running about 20 accounts, collected over the years for avoiding spam in my main account.
     
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    As far as I can tell, Pop Peeper is not an email client, just a checker.
     
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    @WildByDesign Unfortunately it's only available as part of SoftMaker Office 2016 which costs $90.
     
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    iv been using mailbird for a while now and really like it.
     
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    Ive done a few trials and errors and always come back to TheBat and eMClient. TheBat is much more configurable while eM is much more user friendly and intuitive.
     
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  14. mantra

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    thanks
    guess i will buy em client

    but mailbird2 looks very powerfull and simple
     
  15. Jonathan B

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    A correction for roger_m's post.
    The Softmaker add-ons for Thunderbird are provided completely free of charge and from the same page where you get the add-ons, Softmaker provide a link to the free download of the Thunderbird installer. So you don't have to buy Softmaker Office to get this version of Thunderbird which I might add I am using successfully on Windows 10. For me it's an excellent email client which handles multiple accounts and everything else I need from an email client in 2016 while the Softmaker add-ons sort out the standard Thunderbird UI and make it a much more pleasant environment in which to work.
    Regards,
    Jonathan B
     
  16. mantra

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    hi

    i did not understand why i should i install Softmaker extension
    may i know it?
    thanks
     
  17. roger_m

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    @Jonathan B Thanks for the clarification. I wonder why they are offering it as a free download, when on the product page it says it is only avilable as part of the SoftMaker Office 2016.

    Edit: After installing it, I realised it that it is just the original installer for a slightly outdated version of Thunderbird, and not a customised version. However, you can customise it with the free addons from SoftMaker and then it will be the same as the version included with SoftMaker Office 2016.

    On the product page, they make it seem that you need to buy SoftMaker 2016 to get the cusomised Thunderbird, which is very misleading.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_email_clients . I am not sure what you mean. it checks email and you can compose and send and in the paid version there is junk mail control and other options
     
  19. Jonathan B

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    Hi Mantra,
    You ask why to install the Softmaker extensions.
    For me personally, I don't like the user interface that Thunderbird installs with these days and as you'll see from the links already posted by roger_m above, the Softmaker enhanced UI and theme add-ons provide an alternative. I was also switching from eM Client to Thunderbird so the eM Client importer add-on also from Softmaker made the switch much easier.
    Regards,
    Jonathan B
     
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    Care to post a screenshot?
     
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    I've used this for years, but switched to TB several years ago.
    Is the interface still so outdated?
     
  22. mantra

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    thanks Jonathan!
    so it's a theme ,isn't it ?
    i thought about a component to comunicate with Softmaker produtucts
    cheers
     
  23. roger_m

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    @mantra Yes, it's just a theme.
     
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    I also use Mailbird, it works fine.
     
  25. mantra

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    thanks Roger

    often , i can't mark an email as junk , i mark an email as junk and very quickly the junk icon disapears
     
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