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12-21-2007 02:13 PM

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Good Morning All, As the title says, I’ve had it with OE. I have been fighting this program for about four months now and have decided to pull the plug, split the blanket, how ever you want to put it, I’m done with it. I won’t go in to the gory details of .dbx file corruption nor will I expound on the extreme measures I have taken to remedy them. I will say this, I have followed due process, I’ve been down the virus road, I’ve done my homework on mall ware, spyware and any all other types of ware’s out there that may be the culprit. I have upgraded, downloaded, reinstalled, compacted, repaired, researched to the point of collapse. I can’t prove it, but my gut tells me that M.S. is behind the scenes with one of their “updates”. I’m using an older Compaq with XP Pro. Plenty of resources like memory and space.

So I’m in the market for a new email program and thought I would post here in an effort to learn the do’s and do not’s of changing programs. I’m leaning towards Thunderbird as I’m an avid Mozilla guy but I understand Endora is a good program and I am sure there are others that I’m not aware of. Please feel free to tell me what you think of your NON-MS e-mail program. Thanks for any feedback, I truly appreciate your time and trouble.

e-mailess Doug in AZ.

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#1 posted 12-21-2007 02:26 PM

Good morning Doug.

I gave up on OE about 30 seconds after I saw it the first time.
Anyway, I have used Pegasus for years. It is free, simple and does what it is supposed to.
I believe that it will also import your contacts from OE, don’t hold me to that though, I never imported anything because I didn’t use anything else.

As an aside, if you want to control spam and other email critters I suggest you also use MailWasher Pro.
You have to pay for that program but it is worth every penny. You can also download a free version which works well also.

-- .

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#2 posted 12-21-2007 02:50 PM

I feel your pain!!!! :(
good luck with your “new” program, whatever you choose.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-21-2007 03:03 PM

POP mail

At work I use Lotus Notes and have since version 2.x, since I work for a 3 letter company and before that Lotus Development, I really do not have a lot of options :) but for POP mail ( home mail) I use Thunderbird (and firefox) and am very happy with it.

I gave up on OE last year. I have used many email applications over the past 26 years. Agent is pretty good, Edorua is also up there in the ratings. I have not used Peqasus but heard good things about it.

For the past year I have been using Thunderbird. I am very happy with it, the interface is a lot like OE so you do not have a lot if new things to learn (I like that)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#4 posted 12-21-2007 03:20 PM

Do NOT upgrade to Vista and “Windows Mail.” It redefines crummy.

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#5 posted 12-21-2007 03:56 PM

I have been using Thunderbird for about a month. Seems to work well. I also use it as my RSS reader.

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#6 posted 12-21-2007 05:47 PM

I have been using Thunderbird for around 2-3 years now. I really like it. With my wife, and daughters each having an e-mail, I wanted something that I could setup multiple profiles on. Thunderbird was the answer. In all the time I have used it, I have not once had a single issue. My wife has a tendancy to keep hundreds if not thousands of e-mails in her inbox, and so far it has worked flawlessly. I still use IE, but for e-mail, I’ll continue to use Thunderbird.

Another thing that I want to mention is Avast virus software. I use to be a Norton Antivirus user, but a few years back my subscription ran out and I wanted to find something different. Even running the software, I still had virus problems. That’s when I found Avast. I hit the forums and checked the reviews and I couldn’t find anyone that didn’t like it. That’s when I tried it and have loved it ever since. There are three really good things with avast. One – cost… completely free. Two – it doesn’t take up much memory at all, and bootup time on Windows takes no where near what it did with Norton. Three – I have not had a virus in over 3 years.

I know it sounds like I’m getting paid to sell these products (I wish). I am just an extremely happy user.

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#7 posted 12-21-2007 06:53 PM

I have used Incredimail for some time now and really like it. It is a free program, and you can upgrade if you chose to.
Good Luck

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#8 posted 12-21-2007 07:01 PM


Sorry to hear of your troubles. I’ve been using Thunderbird for 3+ years now and have not had any issues. It is very functional and the updates are downloaded and installed automatically without issue. It has gotten pretty good at identifying SPAM and moving it to the junk folder over time as well.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#9 posted 12-22-2007 04:35 AM

I have been using Eudora for over 10 years. Great program.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 12-26-2007 10:42 PM

Mozilla Thunderbird is probably the best right now it’s from the Firefoxx browser people. Pegasus and Eudora are also very worth offerings.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 12-27-2007 03:15 PM

I used AOL. Been working fine for me.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 12-27-2007 03:54 PM

I use the full blown Outlook (not express) and have never had a problem.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#13 posted 12-27-2007 05:23 PM

Who is your internet provider? Mine is AT&T/YAHOO! Yahoo mail seems great and simple. That is what my wife uses, but I am a mac guy and I love mac mail. I have one account with Gmail and it by far is the easiest to use. Now these are all providers and their mail boxes. They are all stand alone and work great…good luck.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#14 posted 12-28-2007 01:42 AM

Outook 2007, or if you want open source, Thunderbird from .

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