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    Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    I have used Outlook for 10 years, like the calendar, spam filtering, and email functions. I am learning that problems with Outlook are well documented and cannot be fixed.

    As an alternate I have looked at this info http://www.geeksquad.co.uk/articles/...e-alternatives

    I am considering Windows Live or Claws Mail

    Anyone have experience with either of these?



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    Re: Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    I have used Outlook for 10 years, like the calendar, spam filtering, and email functions. I am learning that problems with Outlook are well documented and cannot be fixed.

    As an alternate I have looked at this info http://www.geeksquad.co.uk/articles/...e-alternatives

    I am considering Windows Live or Claws Mail

    Anyone have experience with either of these?
    I don't use either of those, but I do use Thunderbird (which is listed in that article) on Ubuntu Linux. Thunderbird works fine, but it was a bit of a hassle getting all my Outlook PST files imported into Thunderbird. That was a few years ago, so perhaps the procedure has improved by now.


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    Re: Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    If you are still wanting a desktop solution I have used Thunerbird and really liked it. Currently using Office365 and using OWA, haven't had any issues with it but not sure that addresses your problems.

    However most of my email correspondence is on IOS mail app (dabbling with OWA app) and Gmail app on Iphone or Ipad. So my experience with desktop solutions is getting less and less each year.



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    Re: Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    I have used Outlook for 10 years, like the calendar, spam filtering, and email functions. I am learning that problems with Outlook are well documented and cannot be fixed.

    As an alternate I have looked at this info http://www.geeksquad.co.uk/articles/...e-alternatives

    I am considering Windows Live or Claws Mail

    Anyone have experience with either of these?
    I HATE Windows Live. We tried using Windows Live since it came on a couple employee PCs at our business, but I quickly switched those employees to Thunderbird.



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    Re: Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    Grad school transitioned to Windows Live mail this past academic year, right in the middle of the year. I hated it. Went from a familiar Outlook UI to the very white, very blank Windows Live UI. That being said, I'm sure it works fine. I just normally check e-mail on my phone.



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    Re: Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    Quote Originally Posted by SwirlingFloater View Post
    I HATE Windows Live. We tried using Windows Live since it came on a couple employee PCs at our business, but I quickly switched those employees to Thunderbird.
    OK. thanks. does it support "pop" accounts? does it have a calendar to save things? Can I import my stuff from Outlook?



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    Re: Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    Yes, we use POP accounts with Thunderbird and there is an add on calendar called Lightning that is handy.

    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/projects/calendar/

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thu...don/lightning/



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    Re: Problems using desktop based MS Outlook email

    thanks for the heads up on Thunderbird and Lightning. Even a hack novice like me had it all up in an hour.



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