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20-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Hi ya.

After a good, freeware email program, that is easy to use?

Still on Xp Home.



20-08-2012, 02:07 PM
I don't know what a good email program is, but I use Windows Live Mail which suits me.

20-08-2012, 02:09 PM
Thunderbird is good from the same people who bring us Firefox


20-08-2012, 02:40 PM

20-08-2012, 03:18 PM
+1 for Thunderbird

20-08-2012, 03:35 PM
++1 for T'bird!

20-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Ian are you looking to read/send email by connecting to your ISP's server directly (POP/SMTP)?

This technique is called using a mail client and it's a bit-old-fashioned.

* It makes it harder to travel.

* If you're PC's stolen or crashes, you may lose some email, though advanced configuration can limit this problem.

* If you change ISP, it can cause some grief with notifying people of your new address.

Most people use a service, like Gmail or Hotmail, as opposed to a mail client.

20-08-2012, 03:50 PM
+1 for Thunderbird

20-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Thanks for the input.

I've tried, Thunderbird, but not what I'd call simple.

I look some 8 Gmail accounts, so needs to be simple.

Direct off Webmail works, but not easy with so many accounts

Nick G
20-08-2012, 03:58 PM

20-08-2012, 05:25 PM
Eudora, the old version, not the latest.

20-08-2012, 05:35 PM
XP still has outlook express why not just send them all to that. Don't worry about the nay sayers who say go webmail. I refuse to do that too I still want my mail downloaded to my computer so that I get to decide if it gets deleted or not

20-08-2012, 07:59 PM
outlook express and windows live mail are pretty good.

20-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Pegasus Mail might be worth looking at.


21-08-2012, 10:14 PM
I am happy with Windows Live Mail and I am using it with both Hotmail and my ISP's account via a secure connection. It has a simple interface and it is easy to use.

22-08-2012, 08:28 AM
8 Gmail accounts? the first thing I think is why?
You could forward 7 of them to the 8th in the Gmail web mail, then you only have to check one.

I use Thunderbird and honestly E-mail programs don't get much easier, all it needed to add my Gmail account was the address and password and it figured the rest out for itself. I have 3 E-mail accounts and it shows all 3 on the one screen which is why I like it, I intend to let the E-mails build up for a while to help me figure out what is linked to what account so I can change everthing to one and get rid of the other 2. I've been considering my Gmail account as my main so I'm able to switch ISPs without changing E-mail addresses.

Outlook express can also be set up for Gmail if you wish, google showed up plenty of instructions. With multiple accounts it tends to just combine everything into one big inbox which makes it harder to tell which address they were sent to.