Best Free Email Program?

Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: Carlos On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:02 pm

I just bought a new desktop computer (Emachine with Windows 7 os)
& am looking for a good email program. Anyone have any recomendations?
Carlos
 
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: rockwood On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:06 pm

Gmail by google is free and is good IMO.
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: tvb On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:09 pm

Gmail
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:11 pm

I have Mozilla Thunderbird. Very happy with it. Seems much more secure & less prone to issues than Outlook Express.

What I like best is the address book can be in a column on the left -- I always either forget to send stuff, or send it twice to certain people in my address book, so it makes it easier for me to see all my contacts at once. I can just click down the row in alphabetical order & not have to type anything. Very convenient!
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:24 pm

You want Thunderbird as your e-mail client. Download here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

Goggle's gmail is a reasonable free e-mail service. You will need a cell phone that can receive a text message for initial set up. They send a magic setup pass word via the phone text message. This procedure prevents mass sign up of e-mail accounts by automated software. Which would be used for less than honorable uses. It doesn't have to be your cell phone just one that the text message will be sent to. Once you have a gmail account, configure Thunderbird to use gmail as a POP3 server. Instructions here: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answ ... swer=13287
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:29 pm

Yep, Thunderbird works great. Its been on my wife's notebook for a year now. Very nice and intuitive, reminds me of Outlook.
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: BobDavis On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:49 am

I decided to give Windows Live Mail a try (comes with Windows 7) since Outlook doesn't come with Windows 7. I moved three accounts in and set them up in less then an hour- none of which was an @msn or @hotmail account. One was a gmail account. Very happy with it. Comes with Calendar and junk mail filters.

BD
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: Bob On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:55 pm

Microsoft is pretty good at making it easy to move email from other programs into Microsoft programs. They aren't as good at making it easy to move email out of Microsoft programs to non-Microsift programs. I am not familiar with the tools available in Live Mail but the ability to freely move mail to another program is high on my priority list when selecting a program. I use Thunderbird and am very pleased with it.
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:11 pm

Thunder bird is great

Outlook is far more functional for business use

Hot mail can be accessed from anywhere, easier than most other systems.

Your Mileage may vary
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:15 pm

I use Thunderbird as well. It works very good and it's simple.
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:40 pm

I use Thunderbird. I like it because it supports multiple e-mail address, has import and export of your address book in various formats, offers a version that runs completely from a flash drive. The later is especially useful if you travel without your laptop but have access to an internet connected computer with a USB port. All you need is your Thunderbird configured flashdrive. Allows you to read your e-mail using the same program you are already familiar with. And by configuring your flash drive version of Thunderbird to leave your e-mail messages on the server, when you get home you can download them a second time, archiving what messages you want to permanently save. Thunderbird also integrates well with free PGP based encryption. This allows sending and receiving e-mails that can only be read by intended recipients. It's text editor allow for easy switching between plain text and HTML message composition. It also has a easy automatic upgrade feature. Very useful for closing the security holes when they are discovered. The only thing I don't like about Thunderbird is the so so quality of the integrated spell checker. Overall it works well for me, and it's free.

One of my free e-mail accounts is gmail. It allows POP server clients. Many of the other free e-mail accounts are only Web based. The POP server configuration downloads all your new messages a once. You don't need to stay connected to the internet to read and compose messages. Very useful when you have limited connection time available, but still need to get all your e-mails.
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Re: Best Free Email Program?

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:55 pm

i use g mail, no complaints. never tried Thunderbird, might give it a whirl
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