Handyman Wire

Who's Online
2 registered (code_ceis, 1 invisible), 196 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Welcome Newcomers
Unregistered users may only post in the handyman forum. If you register, you may post in any forum and use of CAPTCHA code is not required.
Advertisement
Topic Options
#947131 - 11/05/18 03:58 PM Managing E-Mail
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 53225
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
I may move this to the Computer Forum, but in the mean time...

I've been a Microsoft Outlook (NOT Outlook Express) user for a gazillion years. But it seems I'm having more and more problems with it, and exploring options.

Do any of you use e-mail dedicated software? If so, what is it and are you happy with it?

Windows 7, IE

Thanks

Top
#947134 - 11/05/18 04:32 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: CabinConnection]
bilvihur Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 3448
Loc: Hudson Valley, New York
Windows Live Mail. Quite happy! smile
_________________________
MSI Mobo, Phenom II CPU, Win 7/64 Premium, 8GB DDR3 Ram, Chrome, Avast, Malwarebytes

Top
#947135 - 11/05/18 04:34 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: CabinConnection]
TheBrit Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 2566
Loc: Kalamazoo. MI
Mozilla Thunderbird

will do everything you need and more, oh and it's FREE

Import emails and address book from outlook tutorial here
_________________________
One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm --- Bruce Lee

Top
#947137 - 11/05/18 05:02 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: CabinConnection]
FredDwyer Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 2946
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Mozilla Thunderbird. Just be aware that at first, until it learns better, it wants to stuff most of your email into the junk bucket.
_________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________

I was always taught to honor my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.

Fred

Top
#947138 - 11/05/18 05:04 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: TheBrit]
rfm3 Offline
The Duke of Dremeland aka The Sagely One
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 33840
Loc: Soon to be in the US version o...
maybe switch to Gmail? Used Thunderbird and loved it. But now we kind of got migrated to IOS and found that outside of that email, Gmail and the whole Chrome/google thing is very handy and works across all platforms
I have discovered the Google Drive/Mail/Photos/etc is rather nice

It may be an alternative worth investigating

but for email, we have the Gmail, the local internet provider mail and that is it.

the local provider will go away soon...

gmail is portable

and I wont even discuss the oldies like hotmail or yahoo mail which I do not use...well one yahoo account for internet site sign in's
_________________________
Ray
Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving

Top
#947143 - 11/05/18 06:31 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: rfm3]
TheBrit Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 2566
Loc: Kalamazoo. MI
Quote:
maybe switch to Gmail?

he uses it for business as well as personal so no changing email addresses to gmail.
_________________________
One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm --- Bruce Lee

Top
#947145 - 11/05/18 06:46 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: FredDwyer]
Just_Bill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 24014
Loc: Wilmington, Delaware
I had Mozilla w/XP, worked well, but I now have win 10 and no issues w/edge, and yahoo/Verizon.

Top
#947268 - 11/08/18 08:25 AM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: CabinConnection]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 53225
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Update on this:

As background, my recent search was motivated by Outlook hanging up in the Send/Receive mode. It would lock up my PC, and I'd have to reboot in order to use the computer. I ultimately figured I had one or more corrupted files in the software, and I figured I'd ask around and see if there was some other program that would better suit my needs, seeing as how I was likely going to have to reload Outlook anyway.

I did try Thunderbird. Doesn't have the e-mail management options that Outlook has, required/desired for my use.

Ended up running a Microsoft repair utility that fixed Outlook. In the mean time, ran another program that showed my hard drive was failing.

In process of replacing the hard drive.

Thanks all for the suggestions. smile

(Moving to Computer forum.)

Top
#947370 - 11/09/18 07:43 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: CabinConnection]
code_ceis Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 12048
Loc: muttonville,ny
Quote:
Outlook hanging up in the Send/Receive mode



Yes typically a hardware or internet issue.
_________________________
"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine

Do not be a Monday. No one likes Mondays.


Top
#947371 - 11/09/18 07:53 PM Re: Managing E-Mail [Re: CabinConnection]
TheBrit Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 2566
Loc: Kalamazoo. MI
.
_________________________
One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm --- Bruce Lee

Top

Moderator:  CabinConnection, Ernie 


Experts | Email Us | Disclaimer | HandymanWire home
Articles | We welcome your feedback.| Privacy
http://www.handymanwire.com
Handyman Wire
your resource for advice on home improvement and repairs.
Copyright ©1999-2016, Handyman USA LLC.
All rights reserved.