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#1 00000000000000000000000000

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:19

I've got too many accounts on different servers (personal, work, school, etc) and I'm wondering which client is the best one to handle different servers in a very simple manner. I heard about Thunderbird being a good one but are there better ones out there?

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:21

MS Outlook 2010, hands down the best*.

* Remember that "best" is relative so my best might not be your best... Or better said, it is an opinion :)

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:24

Thunderbird 3 was nice. I quit using on version 5. Not sure how it is now. Evolution is good, also. For free, those are about the best, in my opinion. I used to use Outlook before switching to GMail. I really liked it, but I like having anywhere access better. I know I can download and keep on server, but it's just easier using the web interface for, at least.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:26

Windows live mail is decent, I prefer it to thunderbird.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:26

Thunderbird 3 was nice. I quit using on version 5. Not sure how it is now. Evolution is good, also. For free, those are about the best, in my opinion. I used to use Outlook before switching to GMail. I really liked it, but I like having anywhere access better. I know I can download and keep on server, but it's just easier using the web interface for, at least.


Yea if you are lucky enough to have Exchange 2010 access you can get access to Outlook everywhere. It is quite nice as I prefer to have a desktop client when at home. The web is only good in a pinch.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:27

I'm using Outlook 2010 at the moment.

I find it a lot better for handling the thousands of emails I have in each of my accounts :\

I get a lot of emails :(

I also use it with the social connector for my hotmail accounts.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:42

I haven't used it much, but you might check out eM Client. Free for personal use, looks like Outlook, unified inbox, social network integration, etc...

http://www.emclient.com/

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:43

Outlook the best but if you want free then try thunderbird

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:46

just stay away from Incredimail :p

lol but in all seriousness I've used Outlook 2010 since it RTM'd and it's been the best for me

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:08

Outlook 2010 / Windows live mail

#11 The Dark Knight

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:20

Outlook is the industry standard, however you could also take a look at Postbox. Some reviews have called it Thunderbird on steroids. :)

Postbox isn't free though, 1 license costs around $30.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:28

It depends on what accounts you have.

I'm sure Outlook 2010 is great for Exchange servers and corporate environments, but the Hotmail connector was buggy (might be better now though), there was no single "unified" inbox of unread emails from across your accounts, and the calendar sidebar only displayed events from your primary calendar. It did have tasks which WLMail lacked.

Otherwise, Windows Live Mail gets the job done nicely. I have four accounts on there: personal Live account, old Hotmail account, university IMAP account, and Neowin's staff mail. I also find junk filtering better than Outlook's.

Thunderbird's very fast at sending and receiving emails, but from what I gathered via screenshots, its interface is a bit of a mess. At least it integrates into Windows Desktop Search.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 07:08

If you can get Windows Mail to work on Windows 7, then I would recommend it. It's not exactly the most full-featured but the UI is pretty decent and it's lightweight (I prefer it over Live Mail's ribbon UI). If you want the most full-featured client with the most abundant customizability, features and addons, Outlook is hard to beat. There's also the relatively unknown Zimbra Desktop that's good.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:44

I'd say "Outlook 2010" or "Microsoft Live Mail 2011"…

#15 FMH

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:53

Windows Live Mail is free, and has an incredibly easy-to-use interface.

Outlook would be a better option if you want to shell out cash.