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Best desktop e-mail client for Windows 7?

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#31 +ultimate99


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Posted 31 October 2011 - 18:51

Are there any "optimal" or "recommended" settings use Gmail with Windows Live Mail?

#32 johnporter29


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 18:27

is postbox based on thunderbird? that's the impression i got yesterday when i tried it....

#33 The Dark Knight

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 18:39

is postbox based on thunderbird? that's the impression i got yesterday when i tried it....

Yes, it is based on Thunderbird, but it is far superior. I think they also just recently released version 3. More info here: http://www.postbox-inc.com/

#34 paxa



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Posted 06 November 2011 - 19:06

+1 to windows live mail. i've setup 4 accounts including gmail one without a problem and also some rss feeds

#35 Eddie7


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:02

Try Outlook, I'm very satisfied of it.

#36 +goretsky


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:39


I've been using Qualcomm Eudora to handle my email accounts. While it's no longer being sold, it still works fine and I very much like the fact that it stores email messages in text format (some variant of .mbox), allows you to specify a separate directory for attachments to email (which are stored as files and not in a database) and has a very fast find feature. I also like it's message handling rules better than Microsoft Outlook.

At some point, I'm sure it will cease to work, but it's not having any problems and it works fine for me now, so I am continuing to use it.


#37 ckempo


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 13:41

Another vote for Postbox, unless you want Thunderbird or WLM for free.

#38 1941



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 16:07

Thunderbird 16 works good enough for me. I used to use Outlook 2010 but got tired of it.

#39 Javik


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 16:53

I use outlook 2010 but I had to disable IMAP in my gmail preferences to make it usable for me.

#40 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 16:55

for personal use i do not have any need for a desktop email application however, at work i use Outlook 2010.

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