Wanted: Perfect Mail Client

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stevietheb, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    Any help would be appreciated.

    Currenly, my wife and I use two different computers. However, we're about to shack up on one machine for a while (until I can afford a desktop). We both get annoyed when we open the mail and start reading the other's messages, or start sending messages accidentally using the wrong account.

    Does anyone know of a program that allows for account switching that can solve this problem? What would be perfect would be a screen at launch that asks which account we'd like to use.

    THANKS
     
  2. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Why not configure multiple user accounts on said machine so you both can have individual settings for everything?
     
  3. bux macrumors regular

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  4. crenz macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    If you have different mail accounts, Apple Mail can display them as separate inboxes, even if you have only a single account on the machine. At least that works for me with IMAP servers.
     
  5. stevietheb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    I suppose going with the separate user accounts is what we're going to have to do. I've never been a fan of separate users...just a preference.

    As far as Thunderbird, after reading so many good reviews about it, I was unimpressed--I switched to Thunderbird for a little while a few days ago, and did not care for it. It felt slow, and did not look as clean as Mail, or even Outlook, which I had been using prior to my switch from Windows. In addition, it didn't seem to want to work properly when I clicked on an email link on a webpage--it would do nothing for a while, and then give me an error message later. SO, I chucked it, and I'm back to Mac Mail.

    At any rate, I suppose the multiple user accounts will be the way to go...thanks!
     
  6. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    apple mail.app is really quite powerful mail client. if you really don't want to have multiple accounts in your system, you can set up the mail.app to multiple email accounts quite easily.
     
  7. abram macrumors newbie

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    Try a Thunderbird nightly build

    I'd highly recommend downloading a nightly build of Thunderbird. There have been huge improvements to the OS X interface since the last official release.
     

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  8. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    Entourage allows you to have separate users for email alone (not on system). You can switch very easily (it's like Shift-Opt-Q or something), which brings up the user selector. Very easy to configure and switch on the go.
     

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