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Looking for an E-mail client

Post by vitoco » Thu May 24, 2007 4:57 am

I've used Netscape Communicator at home for years, which is now obsolete.

The server hosting my email account removed POP access for security reasons, so I have to change to IMAP, but Netscape doesn't allow me to change the protocol for my current account, so I have to create a new account, then do some folder copying, filter rewrite, index hacks, .... OR MOVE TO A NEW EMAIL CLIENT!!!

I want to use a free client... Which one?

Sylpheed looks interesting. Opera's managment of mailboxes and "folders/views" is not what I want. Outlook Express is out of my list.

Help! My inbox currently has more than 5000 emails waiting to be downloaded, and webmail is turning slow. Recent spam will be used to teach some spam tool.

Thanks... ++Vitoco

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Post by scarney » Thu May 24, 2007 12:16 pm

Pegasus Mail = http://www.pmail.com/

Mulberry = http://www.mulberrymail.com/

Becky! = http://www.rimarts.co.jp/becky.htm (not free, but a great client)

Thunderbird = http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/

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Post by mpot » Thu May 31, 2007 7:51 am

scarney wrote:Thunderbird = http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
Seconded.

Thunderbird has pretty good spam filtering built into it too.

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Post by vitoco » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:37 pm

Well, I wanted some user opinions about mail readers, because I started with Wikipedia's comparison, discarding some of them for some reasons, leaving just a few to try.

But I was with a lack of time, so I finally decided to use Thunderbird, just because it's almost the same as Netscape Communicator. It runs fine and may be faster than Communicator, and also accepted my working historical folders and filter rules.

I'm still fine-tunning it for my IMAP account, trying to get exactly the same as what I lost with my POP access to the same account.

Finishing that, I'll see how to manage built-in spam filtering and what NIS (Norton) provides, just to get the best of each. Oh, my email account is also analyzed by SpamAssassin and an antivirus. Too many tools, and still receiving SPAM!!!

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