Suggestions for email clients that are small (not a suite), secure, privacy-friendly

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  1. Fly

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    For use on Win7. My old, private and no longer supported email client no longer works the way it used to.
     
  2. Tyrizian

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    First: What was the Email client that no longer works?

    What I would recommend for small, not a suite, secure and privacy friendly are...

    Mozilla Thunderbird FREE My first choice - Windows, Mac, Linux.
    The Bat (Paid) My second choice - Windows Only
    Claws Mail FREE - Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris, Unix.
     
  3. Buddel

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    Windows Live Mail may not be everyone's first choice, but it has been working extraordinarily well here for many years.
     
  4. Fly

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    Calypso :)

    I remember trying Thunderbird a long time ago, and it was either a large progam or too much of a 'suite' ? I can check it again. 31 MB it seems, I could call 'large' but what is large these days ?

    Calypso was fine when it worked, I liked Outlook Express in its simplicity.
     
  5. Bob D

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    Another recommendation for Claws Mail. Much lighter / faster than TBird,
     
  6. Fly

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    Trying Claws Mail ...

    It seems it's not supported very well ? I'm having some issues with the server name/smtp ! Some manual editing seems necessary.
    I'll try again later.
     
  7. Bob D

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    PCMech's excellent review, tutorials, tips, tricks:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xToShZMC-6c
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS7IRYmnZmQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4NZrnxlQZY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXhQQN4epxE
     
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    hi
    i really like Em client ,it 's free for max 2 email accounts
     
  9. Fly

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    Well ... I just got to part one, and it seems it's a bit of work ! I had picked a different download source, I'm not sure if that makes a difference. But I got the email server/address all messed up. When I decided to uninstall the program to reinstall it afterwards, I learned on reinstallation that it had copied the old values without asking !

    I can try again, but this definitely seems like a bit of work. Not love at first sight.
     
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    Does it support accounts from a regular ISP ?
     
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    You should (?) be able to copy (mimic) settings from your existing client: Receiving server / SMTP server / User ID / Password, SSL options, etc.
     
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  14. Fly

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    Btw, do any of these clienst phone home ?

    I realize that it's common these days, but I don't like it.
     
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    As both Sylpheed & Claws Mail are open source, I feel it highly unlikely.
    PS: Claws is a fork of Sylpheed (not vice-versa)
     
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    I second EMClient. Its a great application. Then TheBat, then outlook.
     
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    I vote for eMClient also. I have hear nice things about Mailbird but not tried it. I would stay away from Postbox, nice but slow on my PC.
     
  19. mhf

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    Yes, you're right of course :isay:
     
  20. Fly

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    Well, I'm bumping this thread again.

    I've been using Pegasus mail, and although it is fine in some ways, it can be clumsy and it doesn't always handle certain email formats well.

    The question. Again. It may even be a suite, fine.

    I just don't want stuff that phones home, not with your contact data or data about emails.
    'if you're not paying, you're the product being sold' Is there anything left, these days ? I know that most people don't care ... Outlook Express on Windows XP was fine.
     
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    Well I don't regret OE on XP : it had a tendancy to corrupt DBX files and it took me over 1 year to recover all corrupted mails from backups... Now I use either eM Client or Postbox which has improved a lot recently.
     
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    Postbox is paid though, right?

    I use FossaMail on one of my PCs.
    It's from the same people as Pale Moon, so derived from Thunderbird.
     
  23. MerleOne

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    Yes, Postbox V5 it paid software and getting much more expensive with the latest version. I think V4 was around $15, V5 is around $30... Of course if one uses Win 10, there is the integrated "Mail" app that seems to work decently. Not tried it extensively though.
     
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    The bat is paid for as well by ritlabs i think.

    I personally use eudora v7 due to its mail fitering options.
    It can be made to work on win10 and lower.

    Pandora is an attempt to recreate eudora but with support for modern formats.
    Not there yet but progressing according to the eudora email group
     
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    I also recommend FossaMail. I think it's lighter and faster than Thunderbird.
     
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