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Posted 21 October 2011 - 22:51
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 23:08
After using iMail and Sparrow on my girlfriend's Macbook, and even iCloud's online web interface, I'm after something a little nicer to view my Gmail messages in!
I've got absolutely loads of emails to sort through, so need something really simple to use, with an intuitive and simple interface... I've tried Windows Live Mail and it isn't brilliant (find it clunky/slow, considering it's a desktop app) and Thunderbird just feels really quite out-dated with a kinda ugly interface.
Any recommendations would be very much appreciated, thank you!
Posted 21 October 2011 - 23:09
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 06:34
^ outlook is terrible with gmail IMAP. gmail IMAP doesn't fully conform to standards so a lot of email programs have problems with it. Outlook for whatever reason, had to download EVERY message on gmail, headers and the mssages itself, including the attachments, whenever i try to set it up. Plus it hangs sometimes on me when it's trying to receive a message. so annoying. I wish outlook and gmail played together better.
there's nothing like Mail and Sparrow for windows i stick with gmail online UI. best i've used so far on windows.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:11
Windows Live mail Auto sets up gmail.
+1 more for Windows Live Mail.
You just need to give it a proper chance to explore all the corners of the software. It's really quite elegant and un-clunky as you get used to it. Outlook 2010 might give you a better experience, but it's not exactly free in legal circumstances.
I use WLM currently for all of my RSS feeds and two email accounts (hotmail and custom domain gmail). Gmail was a little odd to set up, so I'll give you the information:
Incoming port: 995 (check use SSL)
Outgoing port: 465 (check use SSL)
Check the box that says "Outgoing mail server requires authentication" in properties.
Hope it works for you.
Only quirk that I've had in using it daily is that Windows for some awful reason does not remember the window size and position when I set it by dragging it around. However, when you right click it on the title bar (top of the window), and click resize, it remembers the next time I start it up.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:11
Then you have obviously not tried Outlook 2010 with GMail.
While Outlook 2007 did have issues dealing with GMail's odd IMAP settings, Outlook 2010 (even x64) does not - in fact, it configured itself automatically to use IMAP with GMail (which Outlook 2007 could not do).
Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:09
Outlook 2010 for me :-)