I recently switched from AOL to optimum Online, which is a cable modem deal. For email they suggest using Outlook or the Netscape variant. Any suggestions for which is better? Or a different email service that is good? Any answers would be appreciated.
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Originally posted by WhitebaconI used to use Mozilla's Thunderbird email client, which I liked better than Outlook Express, but then I got a GMail account, and like that even better.
The advantage to a gmail account is that you can send the mail from your pop address (from your ISP) to the Gmail account and access it from any PC through the web - so you don't have to be home. Plus you can save all the email, because the storage is essentially unlimited.
Downsides are sizes of attachments, I guess and fear of the gmail folk poking through your data.
Originally posted by Sterling GoldenI recently switched from AOL to optimum Online, which is a cable modem deal. For email they suggest using Outlook or the Netscape variant. Any suggestions for which is better? Or a different email service that is good? Any answers would be appreciated.
If you absolutely must POP your e-mail, then I recommend Eudora. I absolutely refuse to use Outlook (not because of viruses, as I use OS X, but because I think Outlook is just a crappy program). Eudora, in my opinion, is very flexible for a POP client. It's free, but you do have to deal with an ad in the corner if you don't pay for the full version. (I've never paid for the full version if 5 years of using the program, and the ad hasn't really bothered me).
Keep in mind that I've used Eudora for a while, so I've never really checked out the newer programs that have come out in the last few years.
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I haven't had a chance to test out the software offered on these sites: http://www.visiongs.com and http://www.digi-watcher.com (I only have a Mac right now) but it looks like the free version may be what you're looking for.