Best Mail Client?

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    What is the best email client out there that is NOT ThunderBird or Apple's Mail?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What do you want that these two don't offer. Is there a feature you're specifically after? :)

    If I didn't use Mail, I'd probably look at Entourage although it's not the safest place to keep email. It has a known database corruption problem. :eek:
     
  3. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Apple's Mail keeps crapping out on me and locking up, and I don't like the ported feel of ThunderBird or the fact that you can't select what out going server you send from if you have more then one account.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    What you're describing in Mail is atypical and should be troubleshot/fixed. But anyway, you can always try Eudora if it's POP or IMAP.
     
  5. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    In Linux, I use Sylpheed. Its a great client. I'm not familar with Mac, but if its anything like Freebsd, you could get the Sylpheed source and build the client.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Of course, you can have Thunderbird select which outgoing server you use for an account, as long as you add those servers.
     

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  7. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for that tip. Now if you could un-port it I can use it :D
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are there things that you consider wrong with Entourage, also?
     
  9. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Dare I say... Entourage?

    Never had any personal experience with it, though.

    edit:mkrishnan beat me to it.
     
  10. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the junk filter often grabs useful messages.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Tough customer! Sounds like you are down to this:

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    :eek:
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I used Eudora for close to ten years on both Windows and Mac and was very happy with it. I migrated to Mail about six months ago because my university is getting rid of its Eudora site license. I like Mail, but do miss some of Eudora's features (especially the ability to edit the text of a received e-mail).
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's a fine application and it doesn't look to me as it belongs on any certain operating system so it's all up to you to overcome your issue. :D

    They're building a calendar plug-in for it, if that entices you further.

    After using Claris em@iler and being very happy, I switched to Eudora and wasn't very happy but it worked. When it stopped working for me and lost my e-mail history, I was happy to switch to Thunderbird.
     
  14. lanray macrumors regular

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    I'd say Entourage is a possibility, but having used it - I prefer Mac's Mail. Sorry to hear that you've had problems with it. It's not as flashy a program as Entourage, but it's less buggy (though this may not mean much to you), and with iCal and Address Book, it's able to do much of what I want it to. Good luck deciding.
     
  15. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    MacOS X Mail works beautifully with hardly a hiccup. As a user of Entourage 2004 to access my firm's Exchange server at work, I can assure you that it is a steaming pile. Who ever heard of database corruption before? With Entourage 2004, database corruption is at your beck and call.
     
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    Duff-Man says...I agree with Yellow - Mail is and has always been rock-solid for me so if it is locking up and causing you problems you should try and find the reason for that instead of giving up on it so easily....oh yeah!
     
  18. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Apple Mail. It has a pretty nice layout and I always get my mail (and I forward to the POP address that my mail connects to).
     
  19. DerChef macrumors 6502

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    I am still torn between Entourage and mail. Now that spotlight can index it I might just lean to Entourage.

    Mail is more Mac like and free, Entourage more features and can access more servers and Hotmail without plugins

    Eudora I find an interface mess for some reason, didnt like it at all.

    Thunderbird I was put off the PC version when it kept locking up trying to import existing mail items. Not tried the Mac version.
     
  20. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    I've been using Thunderbird on my PC for a cople of years now .... Probably will too when I switch to Mac.
     
  21. vante macrumors newbie

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    I've recently started using entourage and like it despite the messy interface (the hotmail thing was the primary reason for changing).

    Excuse my ignorance, but could somebody clear up for, how do I set entourage as my primary mail program so that mailto links on the web are opened there instead of apple mail?
     
  22. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Open up Apple Mail and then go to Preferences. Then you will see a spot to change the default mail programme.
     
  23. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Stay away from Entourage if you can. I use it for hotmail, and it's the slowest and clunkiest program I run. It doesn't look that great either.
     
  24. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    I would run the MacOS in slow emulation to get my email before I would consider switching to anything else from Eudora.
     
  25. ethen macrumors regular

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    i've been with Eudora since version 2, not on mac, and still using it, it's a pretty decent email client, hardly have problem with it.
     

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