Email Programs - Which One?

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macrumors 6502a
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Aug 14, 2004
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Greetings,

I currently use entourage, but the last update just killed the program.

I'm going to probably try to reintsall office, but everytime I do that I am never successful in importing my emails. I forgot the proper way to replace the new mail identity with the old one with all my emails.

I'm running it on a 2 x 2.66 dual core intel xeon mac. I know we have Mail as an option. And from what I understand Eudora is no longer sold.

Can anyone advise me on something else which is good. Is Thunderbird or Mail similar to Entourage?

Thanks in advance.
 

Much Ado

macrumors 68000
Sep 7, 2006
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I like mail. It's lightweight and clean. It doesn't have the 'power' of entourage, but for me it works very nicely.

Thunderbird is pretty much the same.
 

66217

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I find Mail a very complete and easy-to-use mail program. I would really recommend it.

And it has a very good integration with Adress Book. And hopefully in Leopard Mail is going to be a much better app.
 

ingenious

macrumors 68000
Jan 13, 2004
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Don't forget that Apple's solution is to separate the three jobs that Entourage tackles by creating three applications that are tightly integrated. In other words, Mail for email, Address Book for address book (novel, huh? :D), and iCal for calendaring and scheduling.
 

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macrumors 6502a
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thanks for the feedback. I guess Mail it is. I've read a few other threads and the overall majority say mail.
 

npep

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Here is the problem I had with Mail...maybe someone knows a work around...Mail does not have the ability to bcc someone. I use this alot in my mass emails to various groups, but could not find away to do it in Mail. Thus, I use entourage.
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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Here is the problem I had with Mail...maybe someone knows a work around...Mail does not have the ability to bcc someone. I use this alot in my mass emails to various groups, but could not find away to do it in Mail. Thus, I use entourage.


Apple said:
In every New Message window, you’ll find a drop-down menu button on the left-hand side. This opens a customization menu that allows you to easily add or remove the Bcc Address Field or the Reply-To Address Field for this specific email. If you choose Customize... from this menu, you can change the default layout for all your future messages.

When you choose Customize... the new message window will display all of the available fields along with check boxes. Simply check the fields you want, uncheck any fields you don’t want and press the OK button.
 

clevin

macrumors G3
Aug 6, 2006
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im sure this is the 3rd email app question I replied in past 2 days. so here is my answer
thunderbird.
and please do some search.
 

ascender

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I'm looking for something to replace Entourage as well. Just looking at my setup, I've got multiple mail accounts and need the program to automatically sort messages in to folders when they are received.

Does anyone know if either or both of these programs will let me do this?
 

Cromulent

macrumors 603
Oct 2, 2006
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I'm looking for something to replace Entourage as well. Just looking at my setup, I've got multiple mail accounts and need the program to automatically sort messages in to folders when they are received.

Does anyone know if either or both of these programs will let me do this?
Mail will do that fine if you setup the correct rules.
 

ascender

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Mail will do that fine if you setup the correct rules.
Thanks!

I'm fed up with the bloated feeling of the MS Office suite and so far have been pleasantly surprised by iWork '08 so hopefully Mail will be as nice as that to use.
 

HoosierInFL

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Jun 9, 2007
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I use Thunderbird but it does have one irksome thing. It does not use Apple's address book. It uses its own, so you have to set it up with all your addresses.
 

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macrumors 6502a
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I did my research lol. I read a few threads prior to this and posted a question on my own, practically everyone says mail. so that answers my question. and nice to know iwork is good. i was thinking of purchasing that. microsoft takes way to long to update programs for us.
 

ibook4a

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Oct 25, 2006
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another vote for mail. although thunderbird is not bad at all.

I refuse to use entourage because its made by microsoft:)