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Question: What app do you use to get your mail?  (Voting closed: February 15, 2005, 03:58:38 PM)
Outlook Express - 7 (12.3%)
Outlook - 14 (24.6%)
Eudora - 7 (12.3%)
Thunderbird - 14 (24.6%)
MacMail - 3 (5.3%)
Web-based client - 12 (21.1%)
Incredimail - 0 (0%)
Pegasus - 0 (0%)
Something else (explain below) - 0 (0%)
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« on: February 15, 2005, 03:58:38 PM »

So the Browser wars are well known (maybe a poll tomorrow?) but I wanna know what you guys use for getting your mail.  I'm using Thunderbird.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 04:08:25 PM »

I used to use thunderbird, but then I got gmail.  best spam filters I've seen yet, and the service just keeps on getting better.  threaded emails rock!
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005, 04:18:33 PM »

It has crossed my mind to funnel my email through Gmail and have it forward to TBird.  I like not having to log in...
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2005, 04:40:07 PM »

there is a gmail alert program you can install, I think
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2005, 04:43:45 PM »

I switched over to Eudora in 2000 when all of those VB script viruses were making the rounds via Outlook inboxes. I understand that Outlook is much better now, but Eudora meets all of my needs and I have yet to find a compelling new feature that makes me want to switch to something else.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005, 04:54:34 PM »

Gmail will soon support POP3, if they don't already.

We use Outlook with Exchange server at work.  I use Gmail for my personal stuff, and Hotmail for newsletters and things like online orders that I'm afraid might generate spam.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2005, 04:59:25 PM »

You're forgetting the largest e-mail program for colleges/education institutions...Groupwise.  I use a variety of ones both at work and home.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2005, 05:47:25 PM »

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I used to use thunderbird, but then I got gmail.  best spam filters I've seen yet, and the service just keeps on getting better.  threaded emails rock!


Gmail here, and it's spam filters have performed literally with 100% accuracy over the months I've had it. It's never put good mail in the spam folder, and it's never let a spam into my Inbox.

I don't think I could ever go back to pop3 mail. And KD,  you only have to log in to Gmail once every two weeks, and even then Firefox will save the login if you want, and you only need click a button.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2005, 05:48:30 PM »

Oh, and I have 50 gmail invites if anyone wants one....
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2005, 05:57:10 PM »

Depends... Outlook at work.  At home, Mac Mail for reading, Outlook for archiving.  Gmail for when I'm elsewhere.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2005, 06:17:11 PM »

If you are smart about giving out your primary email address you shouldn't have any problems with Spam email.  I've had the same exact email through Comcast for 2 1/2 years and have yet to get spam.   Unless you count my Dad's retarded Forwarded joke lists...
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2005, 06:27:27 PM »

outlook at work
squirrelmail for my personal site email
hotmail for spamerrific sites
gmail for stuff I actually want to get but not risk spam on my personal account
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2005, 06:36:01 PM »

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I wish I could say that was true but ISPs sell your name bud.  :/  I built an account and within 1 day had 15 pieces of spam.  Nobody knew about the account and I hadn't used it yet.
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2005, 06:38:50 PM »

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If you are smart about giving out your primary email address

I wish I could say that was true but ISPs sell your name bud.  :/  I built an account and within 1 day had 15 pieces of spam.  Nobody knew about the account and I hadn't used it yet.


I would suggest getting a new goddamn ISP, then.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2005, 06:45:39 PM »

If MacMail is what you're calling Apple Mail, then that's what I use at home. At work I use Microsoft Entourage.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2005, 06:48:36 PM »

I use gmail mainly but use Thunderbird to handle all the e-mail from my site and any other random e-mail addresses I have.
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2005, 07:39:27 PM »

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I would suggest getting a new goddamn ISP, then.

I work for an ISP, let me tell you that almost all of them do it to one degree or another.  In my case its Qwest.
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2005, 08:08:26 PM »

GMail almost exclusively. I use my Yahoo account for mailing lists and group things, and as such it's become my defacto spam filter. Screw Hotmail - I don't want to have to login once a month just to delete ten tons of spam.

At work we use Outlook on a POP3 server, but will migrate to Exchange when we move offices ina few months. I'm so sick of dealing with our e-mail provider and the boss' lame questions that could easily be remedied if we were on Exchange.
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2005, 08:40:31 PM »

Yep, if MacMail = Apple Mail = Mail.app, I use it and loves it.
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2005, 09:05:50 PM »

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I would suggest getting a new goddamn ISP, then.

I work for an ISP, let me tell you that almost all of them do it to one degree or another.  In my case its Qwest.


Well, as I said, Comcast (formerly ATT Broadband) hasn't fucked me in the ass like that.  Just because your company does it doesn't mean it's right.
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2005, 09:09:51 PM »

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Well, as I said, Comcast (formerly ATT Broadband) hasn't fucked me in the ass like that. Just because your company does it doesn't mean it's right.

I'm not saying its right either, just saying that its done. I don't work for Qwest, just saying thats what I use from home.  The company I use doesn't sell emails.
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2005, 12:59:28 AM »

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Gmail will soon support POP3, if they don't already..

gMail has officially had POP3 support for quite some time now...at least a month, and probably close to two.  i've not tried it out, but i've heard that it works great.  the only bad thing about POP3 for gMail is that you lose a lot of the things that i think make it great.  in my opinion, the labeling and sorting options of gMail are it's greatest feature...and they're lost with POP access.

that said, i use a combination of web-based e-mail and Outlook.  i have a couple school/business addresses that are run through Outlook, then i log into gMail for other stuff.  i also have a Yahoo account that i tend to give out if i sign up for anything online...keeps a lot of the extra spam in one place.
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2005, 02:22:30 AM »

Cool, I'm not the only person using Eudora.  A great e-mail app I've been using for years without issue.  I still have e-mails dating from 1998 in a folder.  One of the great things about it is that I can simply copy the entire Eudora directory to a new machine and run it without any install or import hassle.  I think it's been on half a dozen PC's by now.

As much as I love Eudora, I can't figure out why Qualcomm continues to update and sell it.  It doesn't appear to be part of the core business.  I don't know anybody that uses it besides myself and two other people, but I can't complain!

At work we use Outlook.  I must say, it works pretty damed well for our school.  It's easy enough for the n00bs to use and the calendar stuff is nice.  It would certainly take some getting used to at home, though.  Plus we must have one hell of a spam blocking system because that stuff is stopped cold.  In fact, the first time I e-mailed myself from my home account it was tucked away in my spam folder.  Luckily it made it that far.
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2005, 03:34:37 AM »

I use Eudora, but I'm tempted to switch to Thunderbird the next time I do a format.
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2005, 01:57:07 PM »

Still use Eudora 5.
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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2005, 06:43:33 PM »

Outlook has its problems, but I havent found something better and more complete.
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2005, 07:05:58 AM »

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Oh, and I have 50 gmail invites if anyone wants one....


What is up with that?! I had 6 left over from the last (of several) rounds and now I have 50 also. So does my girlfriend, and probably anyone else with a Gmail account. Geez, people used to sell these things on eBay...
 
 :shock: Soon there will be more Gmail invitations than there are people on Earth! :shock:

Anyway back OT, I use Yahoo mail mostly, but my Gmail account is gradually taking over.
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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2005, 08:05:28 AM »

Another Apple Mail user here. I can't wait for OS X 10.4 (Tiger)! The new Mail looks awesome.

I also have GMail, but I use it mainly for spam. I have a personal email account that only a few people know, and a college email address that I use exclusively for school. It's really nice having all three come through to the same Mail window. And I can filter them too if I want to. Mail is really nice.

But I'll tell you one thing, I LOVE IMAP. And hate POP3. That's why GMail isn't my Spam/Personal email combo yet (it's spam filter is indeed nice). If GMail ever goes IMAP, I'm ditching my current personal account.
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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2005, 02:22:44 PM »

Home=G-Mail
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