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Email clients,,, I fancy a change ?


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rxkevco

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Hi all,,,
Getting a bit bored with outlook express, and have been looking around for a new email client to try out for a short time,, if i like it i will keep it,,, if not,,,,, bye bye.

I like a lot of the animations and stationary on " INCREDIMAIL ",, but to be honest with you, i have read some reveiws about this client and there seems to be a lot of horror stories out there,,, but also a lot of long term incredimail users still pleased with the program.

Just wondered if there is any of the forum members who have any good or bad experience with
this " incredimail " program.

Would appreciate a bit of direction on this one.
Cheers, kev.
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Thunderbird, you will never go back to anything else. Also a great RSS feed reader.
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I too highly recommend Thunderbird. If you have ever used or seen Outlook with it's millions of included applications (such as a calendar, day planner, etc.) and thought that it had more than you needed, then Thunderbird is the way to go.

I find Thunderbird to be a naked (yet more efficient) Outlook in the sense that it works well in terms of spam blocking, sorting emails, etc., yet it doesn't hog your space with things you'll never use.
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There is a seperate calendar app in development called sun bird, Thunderbird is an email client and thats what it does very well, mizilla specialise there products so they have something great at the thing its supposed to do extras to slow them down arent included.
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Hi there,
Thanks for the replies guys,,,

The only reason i was looking at the likes of incredimail was because i liked some of the
various stationary, some of the icons,, and especially some of the animations.
I particulary liked the " you have mail " animations and sounds.

But,,,, most of the reviews i have read about incredimail seem to be that its all a bit of an expensive con,, being forced to pay for spam filters that you thaught were going to be free when upgrading to the gold or premium services. The free version is full of ads, and apparently there is some concern that there is a certain percentage of spyware in the download.
This in itself should be enough to tell me to stay well away from it,, but i must admit ,, it does have some appealing features.
Being a BT YAHOO customer,, means that i have the web based yahoo mail,,, which i dont use.
I have yahoo mail send a copy of each e-mail to my outlook express, which is my client of choice.
I check yahoo mail once a day just to check what mail the spam filters have detected,, and i daily check thru all the spam to ensure no personal mail has been put in the bulk folder. That also means i can check my mail when i am away from home, by loging on to yahoo mail,, so i have the web based mail with yahoo.

Just a bit bored with it all at the moment,, but dont particulary want to go for a different program if its just as lean as outlook express,,, regardless of how efficient a program it is,,

Sorry for going on a bit,,,,, just wanted to give a few more details about my email set up,,
Cheers,, kev.
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