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Bill in Ky
11-08-2009, 03:45 PM
While updating my pc to Windows 7 it told me that there would be no e-mail. It said I should download one, and it mentioned Microsoft.
Those of you who have been through this, what e-mail do you use?
It looks like Microsoft Live and Thunderbird are two choices.

MrSleepy
11-08-2009, 03:55 PM
Thunderbird seems to be running fine on win 7 x64 on my toshiba laptop..

I also use a telnet program called Popcorn (by ultrafunk) that enables me to scan through emails at the server end without having it download it to me.
much safer to delete the crap at their end..

Rob

lazlo
11-08-2009, 04:11 PM
Microsoft Live Mail is the replacement for Outlook Express:

http://download.live.com/wlmail

winchman
11-08-2009, 05:23 PM
"I also use a telnet program called Popcorn (by ultrafunk) that enables me to scan through emails at the server end without having it download it to me.
much safer to delete the crap at their end.."

My ISP has an online site where I can do all my email activity. I use it almost exclusively. It's got a good spam filter that gets rid of almost all the junk, too.

I keep a list of contacts in Outlook on my computer in case something happens to their server, but I haven't had to use it in five years.

Roger

Mcgyver
11-08-2009, 05:41 PM
Microsoft Live Mail is http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/images/editor/menupop.gifthe replacement for Outlook Express:

http://download.live.com/wlmail


cripes, more crap to figure out that won't improve my life. Bill you are a burden and i really hate you.

is it a resident app or do you have to really on their server speed (like how slow hotmail can be) an/or your internet speed?

lazlo
11-08-2009, 06:01 PM
is it a resident app or do you have to really on their server speed (like how slow hotmail can be) an/or your internet speed?

It's a resident app, but I must admit that I haven't installed it, so I can't comment on how well it works. I use Outlook.

Outlook express was an abomination, and was rarely updated since 6.0, circa 2001.

clutch
11-08-2009, 07:19 PM
I was setting up Uncles Win 7 computer earlier this week and was rather shocked that an email user agent wasn't included. I don't understand Microsoft's thinking on that one.

Knuckle dragging Clutch, still running Pegasus Mail.

dockrat
11-08-2009, 07:27 PM
Knuckle dragging Clutch, still running Pegasus Mail.
Join the club! :p

oldtiffie
11-08-2009, 08:07 PM
Pony up for the gen-u-whine USA "Pony Express".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_Express

AD5MB
11-08-2009, 08:22 PM
one version is: POP3 servers are going the way of the dinosaurs. everyting is going imap. you don't need a mail program, just a browser

nother version: Microsoft is tired of antitrust lawsuits.

take your pick.

darryl
11-08-2009, 08:38 PM
Everybody raps Microsoft for their 'intrusions' into computer users, but I guess you do have to look at their point of view as well- not that it makes me any happier to use my computer when it's annoying me with stuff that is pretty much all Microsoft derived-

I just about had a freakout when my roomate launched internet explorer instead of my preferred browser- now I have to put up with a few extra annoyances that weren't there before. I hate having to go to the microsoft site for anything, or being warned about illegal software, or being told that my copy of windoze might be fake, etc.

If it wasn't for Microsoft, - gee, we'd still have this computer age, it would just be a little different, maybe even better-

No rant here, just beaking off 'cause I feel like it.