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Old Feb 8, 2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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I really hate apple mail ... its why I sold my ibook.

** let me add **
I get it now that there are lots of options I didn't know about before. Maybe I didnt give enough time to learn how to work the mail program correctly.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 09:51 AM   #3
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I really hate apple mail ... its why I sold my ibook.
That has got to be the most ignorant, irrelevant post lately...

Edit: I definitely shouldn't be posting at that time in the morning without a spell checker.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 09:56 AM   #4
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I really hate apple mail ... its why I sold my ibook.
Care to elaborate on that or are you just in a trolling mood?
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 10:01 AM   #5
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I really hate apple mail. so i sold my Dog.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 10:25 AM   #6
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Sure ....

I wanted to switch to the ibook, so I sold my PC lappie and bought an ibook via ebay. I used it for about two weeks and loved everything but the mail client.

I guess I am just to used to having outlook express to change. Maybe I'm just set in my ways. But I hated how it worked.

I love everything else about my ibook. Just I couldnt get the mail to work how I would like it.

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Sure ....

I wanted to switch to the ibook, so I sold my PC lappie and bought an ibook via ebay. I used it for about two weeks and loved everything but the mail client.

I guess I am just to used to having outlook express to change. Maybe I'm just set in my ways. But I hated how it worked.

I love everything else about my ibook. Just I couldnt get the mail to work how I would like it.

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You do realize there are other mail clients for the Mac and that you're not bound to using Apple's solution?
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 10:33 AM   #8
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Sure ....

I wanted to switch to the ibook, so I sold my PC lappie and bought an ibook via ebay. I used it for about two weeks and loved everything but the mail client.

I guess I am just to used to having outlook express to change. Maybe I'm just set in my ways. But I hated how it worked.

I love everything else about my ibook. Just I couldnt get the mail to work how I would like it.

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Yeah, I had the same problem with my new BMW. I just hated how the radio worked. Maybe I am just used to Toyota's radios. But I hated how it worked, so I sold it.
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Sure ....

I wanted to switch to the ibook, so I sold my PC lappie and bought an ibook via ebay. I used it for about two weeks and loved everything but the mail client.

I guess I am just to used to having outlook express to change. Maybe I'm just set in my ways. But I hated how it worked.

I love everything else about my ibook. Just I couldnt get the mail to work how I would like it.

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right.

anyway,

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherpr...outlookexpress
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You do realize there are other mail clients for the Mac and that you're not bound to using Apple's solution?
Nope, I did not know that ... If only you had been around to offer me this help when I bought my ibook I might still have an apple computer.

Sorry to cause such a problem, but thats how I feel about the apple mail program.
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Yeah, I had the same problem with my new BMW. I just hated how the radio worked. Maybe I am just used to Toyota's radios. But I hated how it worked, so I sold it.
But if you were test driving a BMW and didnt like tha radio system then you migh choose a better feeling car? Or stick with the brand of car/radio you alright know.

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If you were too set in your ways maybe a platform change wasn't the best idea.

And like others have said, there are alternatives available...say hello to Thunderbird.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 10:50 AM   #13
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But if you were test driving a BMW and didnt like tha radio system then you migh choose a better feeling car? Or stick with the brand of car/radio you alright know.

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Exactly. So why again, didn't you do this?
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Exactly. So why again, didn't you do this?
Sorry, I didnt want to start a war here. Maybe what I should have said was: 'I sold my ibook after two weeks because I couldn't use the apple mail program'

I didnt know or think about using another mail client.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 11:08 AM   #15
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I like the Mail program just fine. Only problem is that when I get a new computer, each time I have problems with the outgoing server. Don't know why, I usually import all my settings from my previous machine.
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Sorry, I didnt want to start a war here. Maybe what I should have said was: 'I sold my ibook after two weeks because I couldn't use the apple mail program'

I didnt know or think about using another mail client.
No war, don't worry. I was just trying to point out that your method was quite drastic and maybe a bit too fast.
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Apple's Mail has always done the job for me, but with Tiger, I can finally say I really like Apple's Mail a lot.

The best way I can express my satisfaction: I like it enough to tolerate those goofy toolbar icons that don't match other apps
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i could understand microsoft outlook 2003, but outlook express?! you like outlook express better than apple mail, enough to sell one of the most gracefully designed laptops with the best operating system on the planet?!

apple mail is great. takes a bit of getting used to, though. (longer than 2 weeks). and once you "get" it, you love it. plus it works great with other programs like ical and iphoto and ichat and address book, and the MacGPG plugin is awesome for signing/encrypting messages.
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I love mac mail...its why i kept my PowerBook.

I couldnt get Thunderbird set up with my gmail account so I dont know how well that works.
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You sold your iBook because you didn't like one application? No offense, but that has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever read on a forum. The Internet is crawling with free applications and you seriously did not know this? All I have to say is... wow.
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I love everything else about my ibook. Just I couldnt get the mail to work how I would like it.

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hey jordan. care to elaborate, what you really mean? it made me curious. thanks.
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hey jordan. care to elaborate, what you really mean? it made me curious. thanks.
I love the 1) battery life mostly, 2) then photo software was great, 3) iTunes (but I have that on my PC too), 4) all the iLife stuff looked awesome ... didnt really do alot with it. 5) the overall look and feel of the ibook, I mean it felt high quality and very durable

Maybe there is more, and if I think of something else good about my ibook I'll post it
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You like all that, yet you still sold it? I just don't get it... anyone with me?
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You sold your iBook because you didn't like one application? No offense, but that has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever read on a forum. The Internet is crawling with free applications and you seriously did not know this? All I have to say is... wow.
If only that were the most stupid thing I've done. But I kinda agree with you after reading all these responses. I wish I had know about all the options that OS X has for e-mail clients.

I was just too niave about the apple OS to realize how much I could have enjoyed it.
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