Native Mail Client on Tiger??

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  1. davekarn macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, my new iMac is coming this week and I was curious if there is a mail client similar to Outlook on Macs out of the box? I think I recall seeing one for Leopard but not Tiger. Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it's called Mail. It's Tiger's default email app, and is great for everyday use. I've got 6 email accounts set up through it. It's simple and elegant :)
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....yes, Apple's Mail does the job quite well for most people using 10.4.x just as it has done with all the previous versions of OS X too. If for whatever reason you want an alternative there is always Mozilla's Thunderbird, and if you buy MS Office for Mac you'll get their Entourage program (I am not much of a fan of that one though), and there's several others out there too....oh yeah!
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Here is the official Apple page on it, and the page on the Leopard one. I love it, but some people prefer Thunderbird :)
     
  5. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I'd probably hold off of MS Office for Mac if you can. The new version of Office which is Office 2008 will be coming out in like 6 months, which will be years better than the last version of Office and will be universal binary as well.

    Mail should work just fine.

    P.S. Cheers to my 1,000th post :)
     
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    When you have Mail x-ed out, but still running for like, 2 hours and then you click on it, does it take a bit to maximize?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I keep it running pretty constantly on my iMac... but I don't minimize it very often (is that what you mean by x-ed out?). I use hiding a lot more than minimization. I've never seen what you describe. I guess it might possibly have to do with it getting cached out of VRAM?

    In any event, if Mail doesn't work for whatever reason, other relatively defensible options include Thunderbird/Eudora/Penelope (free) and Entourage (not free).
     
  9. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know what that means, but I keep Mail hidden when I'm not using it and it runs 100% of the time, and when I switch back, there's no delay. If you ever see a lag when switching back to an app after not using it for a while, it's because you were running low on RAM, so the OS swapped out the contents to the hard drive, and when you switch back, it has to swap back.

    --Eric
     
  10. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Well, because when I had 8 accounts running on Mail, it would take a 1-2 seconds to bring the window back up.

    Now I just have two accounts and the remaining three accounts linked to each main account.
     
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    I have over 10,000 e-mails spread out over three e-mail accounts and Mail is as snappy as it has always been.
     
  12. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm. How much RAM do you guys have?

    I have 1GB. Could that be it?
     
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  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Dunno. I have 2GB. 7 mail accounts. Probably about 1.8GB of mail.
     
  15. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I have four separate accounts. My PM G5 has 1 GB RAM. I have never seen the delay that you are talking about unless I have a bad connection--which is quite often around here.
     
  16. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    2 gb here. Yes, your 1gb could definitely be a potential reason for the slowness.
     
  17. davekarn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow thanks a lot for the responses guys! I'm extremely happy to hear that there is a native email client that I don't have to pay for. I was worried that I would have to have .mac to have the email functionality on my desktop. Looking forward to it even more now...just waiting for my status to switch from "Not yet shipped" to "Shipped on...".
     
  18. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Would you suggest having all the e-mails on Mail, or have just two main ones with others linked to those mains ones?
     
  19. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    All in mail, can handle easy 5 accounts, I have 4 with 3GB of mail, no problem, uber-fast
     

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