Topic: What is your favorite mail program? (Read 977 times)

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What do you generally use for mail? Do you prefer just checking your mail on your provider's website, or do you use a client like Outlook or Evolution?

I'm interested to know what other options I have for mail clients. Currently, I just set up Opera and Digsby to let me know when I have mail, and check it through there.
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I have the gmail notifier, then just check it in the browser.
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I use thunderbird so it can run in the background and I can turn it off.
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I use Opera to handle my school mail, and I have the gmail site on my speed dial to handle my gmail account.
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I use Thunderbird because all of my e-mail services have IMAP support.
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I use Opera because I like having it there... Since I have Opera always pretty much all the time, it's constantly pouring in.
I've heard one really cool thing one can do (My bro does it, I don't really want to) is configure GMAIL to download all your other pop accounts and then check your gmail via IMAP.

Also, Opera has no support for formatting because.

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I use igoogle page connected to my gmail account. I never was a fan of any desktop mail applications.

also yeah gmail is the coolest thing ever. I have it download mail from every single of my mail accounts, and attach a proper label. This way I only have one place to look for everything.
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I use Thunderbird because all of my e-mail services have IMAP support.
is IMAP better? my email service supports IMAP but I use pop because it's more common or whatever and I don't really care but if it's better maybe I'll switch is it better and how?
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I use Thunderbird since it integrates well with Firefox and I like the plugin support that outlook doesn't have (minimize to try anyone?)
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I have the gmail notifier, then just check it in the browser.

This.  Its such a reliable item and takes up little to no space.
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is IMAP better? my email service supports IMAP but I use pop because it's more common or whatever and I don't really care but if it's better maybe I'll switch is it better and how?
IMAP means the server holds all your emails, and clients lets you "view" it, whereas with POP you actually download the email message (with an option to leave a copy on the server). Read more about IMAP, it's not that it's necessarily better, they both have their advantages. But yeah if you can use IMAP I would.
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Google homepage with my gmail on it.  Much faster/easier/more convenient than going to the gmail site every time.
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IMAP means the server holds all your emails, and clients lets you "view" it, whereas with POP you actually download the email message (with an option to leave a copy on the server). Read more about IMAP, it's not that it's necessarily better, they both have their advantages. But yeah if you can use IMAP I would.
Well the cool thing about GMail is that you can set it to archive the server copy instead of delete it.
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Assuming the email service supports POP3 or IMAP, I like Thunderbird for its straight-to-the-point simplicity. I have no need for browser integration, calendars, plan schedulers, nor any of all that other jazz.
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IMAP is nice because, like was mentioned earlier, it keeps everything on the server. With POP, if you don't leave a copy of a message on the server, you can only download it to one client before the server removes it. With IMAP, I can check my mail from multiple places, even with clients running simultaneously, and nothing gets messed up.
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Mail.app.

While it may look like yet another flashy Apple application, it's really a very fast and intuitive mail program. Ignore the whole "look, we've got cool mail templates" bit, by the way. There are also lots of add-ons and extensions for it.

With POP, if you don't leave a copy of a message on the server, you can only download it to one client before the server removes it.
Yeah, I tell it to leave messages on the server unless they're older than 2 weeks. It works very well that way, but IMAP is better.
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This.  Its such a reliable item and takes up little to no space.

Definitely.  And unless you have some sort of horrible internet connection it takes nothing to have it check every minute.  The only non-gmail email account I have is my school one, and I just set it to forward everything to my gmail.  I've had no problems or hassle doing things this way.
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