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    Re: Which Email client ?

    I moved my Dad to windows mail live, as it was the only mail client that would import the raw files from outlook express, Thunderbird and Outlook would only import mail if it was already on the system. So you might find yourself porting to Windows mail live first as a stepping stone. However WML was good enough for my dad, to not feel the need to try any more clients.
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick View Post
    get you and your cutting edge software


    real men use PINE
    Pfft - turnpike

    But back to the OP - Either the windows freebie, or Thunderbird. Try them out and see which one you get on with best. Both will do what you want.
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    But back yo the OP - Either the windows freebie, or Thunderbird. Try them out and see which one you get on with best. Both will do what you want.
    thanks Peter

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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    ....

    No it hasn't, it still exists, but it's proven itself to be a inferior at storing email in every respect.

    ....
    Not so. It's superior in one respect, which is that I can do with it what I want to - i.e. back up mails and move them to another machine simply by copying files, and pointing a new client at them, with no application-specific processes to follow. It also puts attachments into a directory where not only the same applies, but I can manually copy and, if I wish, delete files.

    Does it have weaknesses? Hell, yes. But it gives me direct control in a way I don't get if it's all behind some level of abstraction from a database engine. Would I want it in a large multi-user environment? Not really. But I'm not in one.

    But for me, it just .... works. And has been since before most people knew what email was, let alone had any. And in that time, it's yet to lose me any emails, not least because I take care to back up data directories. Hence why I like that structure and want to maintain it if I can.

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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick View Post
    get you and your cutting edge software


    real men use PINE
    If you think I'm bad with my email client, you ought to see my contact manager. The installer for that simply refuses to run under Win7.

    I'm still trying to get round that .... short of just running it on an older XP system.

    My adage for software .... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Pfft - turnpike
    Normally I use mutt, however for testing you can't beat dig and telnet!

    telnet gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com 25
    Trying 209.85.229.27...
    Connected to gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com (209.85.229.27).
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 mx.google.com ESMTP x83si1502114weq.125
    HELO
    250 mx.google.com at your service
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by oolon View Post
    Normally I use mutt, however for testing you can't beat dig and telnet!

    telnet gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com 25
    Trying 209.85.229.27...
    Connected to gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com (209.85.229.27).
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 mx.google.com ESMTP x83si1502114weq.125
    HELO
    250 mx.google.com at your service
    True! although mutt is luxury compared with mail! (but shh - you'll frighten Nerval )
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    If you think I'm bad with my email client, you ought to see my contact manager. The installer for that simply refuses to run under Win7.

    I'm still trying to get round that .... short of just running it on an older XP system.

    My adage for software .... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Not so. It's superior in one respect, which is that I can do with it what I want to - i.e. back up mails and move them to another machine simply by copying files, and pointing a new client at them, with no application-specific processes to follow. It also puts attachments into a directory where not only the same applies, but I can manually copy and, if I wish, delete files.
    I'm confused. Are you talking about mbox or maildir, because I was criticising the former, partially because it can't do *exactly* what you're talking about there.
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I'm confused. Are you talking about mbox or maildir, because I was criticising the former, partially because it can't do *exactly* what you're talking about there.
    But, as Nerval correctly pointed out, irrelevant to his original question about which e mail client to use with Win 7!
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    But, as Nerval correctly pointed out, irrelevant to his original question about which e mail client to use with Win 7!


    lol, don't mean to be a killjoy - all in favour of the advancement of knowledge

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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I'm confused. Are you talking about mbox or maildir, because I was criticising the former, partially because it can't do *exactly* what you're talking about there.
    Maybe I misread or misunderstood what you said. I read it as you criticising mbox, and Eudora is an mboxo variant.

    Mailbox formats aren't my thing, but Eudora is based on mboxo and does what I'm talking about wanting. Oh, but Eudora separates attachments into a dedicated directory and doesn't embed them in mbox, just references them.

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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Oh, and apologies to Nerval too. I seem to have caused a little diversion in his thread. This place needs decent mods to keep an eye on things.

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    Re: Which Email client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Maybe I misread or misunderstood what you said. I read it as you criticising mbox, and Eudora is an mboxo variant.

    Mailbox formats aren't my thing, but Eudora is based on mboxo and does what I'm talking about wanting. Oh, but Eudora separates attachments into a dedicated directory and doesn't embed them in mbox, just references them.
    Fair enough. Just wondering.
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    Re: Which Email client ?

    I use Thunderbird but I am close to giving up.

    Has anyone tried Postbox?

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    Re: Which Email client ?

    never used postbox - but it's not free, and I don't think I would ever part money for a email program now. What is it about thunderbird you don't like?
    I went through various mail clients back when that was the done thing, but with something like Gmail and it's offline mode, I find it makes local mail clients virtually redundant - outside of corporations, that is. Having said that - I work for a fairly large multi national and we switched from a local mailserver/clients to Google about a year ago - best thing they ever did. Mail and calendar functionality works great, the only reason currently to still use the old system is for booking meeting rooms (though if that doesn't make it into the corporate gmail system fairly soon, I'll be quite unimpressed)

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