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What Email Client do You Use?

There is such an abundance of email clients these days… both web-based, and desktop-based. It’s hard to know what one is the ‘best’, or which one will suit your needs and desires. How do you know what is right for you? I asked several people this question, and the answers were quite varied.

gmail – Sean Oliver

Outlook, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo mail – Brian Sullivan

Gmail at home and Outlook at work. I used to use Outlook Express at home but gave us and solely use Gmail now (best spam filtering features around). – Kol Tregaskes

gmail – Kevin Bondelli

The Bat!. It’s the only IMAP client that doesn’t lack features and doesn’t piss me off. – Akiva Moskovitz

Thunderbird at home and Squirrelmail when I’m on-the-go. I’m forced to use GroupWise at work, which I despise. – Rochelle

Mozilla Thunderbird, both at home AND at work. – Helen Sventitsky

The Bat? – ♣genieyclo♣

gmail (IMAP when on the iPhone) – Jamie

Oh, and for the record, I wake up every morning praying that someone would make a desktop IMAP client that does not make me want to kill myself. I’d do it myself but that is a crapload of work that I don’t really want to get into. – Akiva Moskovitz

Googlemail ( IMAP on the iPhone). Very rarely use outlook 2008. – Roberto Bonini

Gmail, Mobile too, and hoping to never use Outlook again – Majento

Gmail +WAP version on mobile and mail.app for the offline (ah and an old hotmail account) – Naor

Gmail: On the web, on Outlook, and wirelessly on my iPod Touch. – Mike L

Anything EXCEPT Microsoft Entourage. Seriously. I’ll telnet into the server on port 143 and manually enter commands if I have to to avoid using Entourage. – Glen Campbell

T-bird mostly, except for my work email. For that it’s Outlook. – steplow = Steve Lowe

Mail for office mail, Gmail+Google Apps for my personal stuff. – Niclas Strandh

i love it when people answer the geek question threads here in friendfeed. it’s like parallel universes. in the confession room people respond to the secret tweets, too, even though the original poster can’t see the answers. if i think about it too much my head hurts. – LauraBrarian

Gmail. Usually through Prism. Sometimes through Firefox or Thunderbird. – Tanath

Gmail, Outlook/Exchange and a Blackberry – Alex Scoble CISSP

Gmail and Verizon (since it’s my DSL account) – Thankful Molly

primarily Gmail (and Windows Live client) – Charlie Anzman

Gmail, Thunderbird, and Horde – Joe Lencioni

GMail and OtherInbox – April Russo

gmail on BB – Phillip Jeffrey

Gmail – Morton Fox

Outlook, Pocket Outlook, Gmail Web, Yahoo Web – MiɳuɘtMagɘ

gmail on thunderbird, gmail on mobile – Anjo Miranda

Gmail IMAP via Mail.app on Leopard. 🙂 – Beau Giles

Top 5 Reasons Eudora is Better than Apple Mail


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I personally use Microsoft Outlook 2007 in an Exchange environment for my email. I’ve used Eudora in the past, and wasn’t very happy with it. However, CalgaryGuru sent me the top 5 reasons he uses Eudora instead of the Apple Mail. By the way, he is also using Tiger (10.4) and not Leopard (10.5).

  • Images pasted into Apple Mail are automatically converted to .tif format. If I wanted them as a .tif, I would have saved them that way.
  • With Apple Mail, you can only send messages that are plain text or Rich Text Format. You can’t send an HTML email.
  • Speed… the more saved messages you have, the slower Apple Mail gets. For power users, this is crippling when trying to work.
  • Apple Mail has no formatting controls in the message window.
  • If a message has styled text and images both, Apple Mail will send it out twice. With Eudora, you can send them as one regular message.

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Thunderbird or Outlook for Email?


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – I have been using Outlook since it came out in 1998. Until recently, I wouldn’t have recommended using Thunderbird, but that has changed. Both are good clients, but it depends on what exactly you’re looking for, and your preferences are.

The first email client I ever used was VMS. After that came Elm (via Unix), Eudora, Pegasus, and finally Outlook Express. When Microsoft Outlook became available in 1998, I switched to that, and have used it ever since. I currently run Outlook 2007 on Microsoft Exchange 2003 .

racedude from our live chat channel asked me today which email client he should be using… Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. He says that he doesn’t use any of the features that come with Outlook, he just reads email with it. Until recently, I wouldn’t recommend Thunderbid, as it seemed to have been left behind while Firefox was developed further. However, Mozilla has recently begun updating Thunderbird, and it’s a pretty good email client now.

Both programs will do essentially the same thing. Take a look at the features and previews of each, and see which better fit your needs and lifestyle.

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Syncing Outlook, OS X, Google with Ease

Not sure how it happened, but I ran into The Holy Grail of Synchronization – how to synchronize Microsoft Outlook (multiple locations), Google Calendar, Gmail, iPod, and mobile phone with Funambol, ScheduleWorld. I took the time to dig deeper, largely because I’ve been wanting to sync Outlook with Google (and Google with iCal) for a while now – and I’m still using Outlook 2000, which keeps certain syncing tools out of reach.

Standards to the rescue! Engtech, as described, pointed me to ScheduleWorld: “An experiment in a new kind of rich Internet application, built on the foundations of open standards that enables you to access your data from virtually anywhere using a growing number of interoperable devices and software.” Yes, it’s absolutely free – and absolutely 100x more useful than you may realize:

  • Sync between countless devices, platforms (iPod included!)
  • Simple and fast Calendaring, Scheduling, Tasks, Notes
  • Global address book (LDAP!)
  • Java Micro Edition (JME/J2ME) Client for mobile phones

Whoa. As recommended, I downloaded the Outlook SyncML client (which runs independently). Took a small bit of troubleshooting to get going, but the problems were remote – and cleared up quickly by Mark Swanson (ScheduleWorld mixmaster). In no time at all, I was able to do what I’ve always wanted to do – sync calendars, tasks, and notes through simple software, as well as have a network-accessible address book. Dude, ScheduleWorld is absolutely amazing – and free.