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Maytree

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eMail client
« on: December 13, 2017, 02:14:36 PM »
I have been using AOL Desktop for as long as I can remember to display emails.

Now AOL has announced that it is closing that (free) service, so I am looking for recommedations for it's replacement.
I have Windows Mail but that seems limited with filtering and filing.

Has anyone any useful suggestions.

We have various email accounts from different providers and don't wish to log out and back in again to access each account.
I know there are plenty of choices out there, but some advice would be great.

Thanks

Bob

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Re: eMail client
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 07:32:24 PM »
I'll give the first vote to Thunderbird.  I have 4 different accounts running on it.  They all download on startup.  It is relatively simple to set up filters to direct mail to local folders on your PC.  You can use IMAP or POP.

Have a look at https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/features/

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Re: eMail client
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 10:56:45 AM »
Mike,

Do you know if Thunderbird can import my Outlook email archive and address book?
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Re: eMail client
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 11:09:33 AM »
I've never used Outlook (nor the express version) so no experience.

However, Googling "thunderbird import outlook" gives lots of potentially useful hits.

It may also be possible to export data from Outlook and then import it to Thunderbird.

If your email archive is still on an IMAP server rather than just locally on your PC then it should be straightforward.

The 2 should be able to co-exist side-by-side while you make your mind up.

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Re: eMail client
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 10:02:55 PM »
Thanks Mike, will let you know how it goes.

Bob

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Re: eMail client
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 03:47:44 PM »
If your email archive is still on an IMAP server rather than just locally on your PC then it should be straightforward.

The 2 should be able to co-exist side-by-side while you make your mind up.

Mike

I switched from POP to IMAP about a year ago, but my Outlook archive goes back to quite a number of years.
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Re: eMail client
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 07:24:18 PM »
I have installed Thunderbird on my laptop to see how I get on with it.
It is looking good so far.
Geoff - I had over 30000 emails (I had not deleted the ones I had read!) on one account. It took a while to download them all!

Bob

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Re: eMail client
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 05:21:17 PM »
Having used Thunderbird for a while I am happy with the way it works. It does what I want it to do.
Some of the settings are not obvious at first, but a bit of time on Google usually provides the answer!

Bob

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Re: eMail client
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 10:30:43 AM »
I'm still plodding on with Office Outlook.
Geoff