conceptualclarity

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Outlook Express was becoming hopelessly dysfunctional, so I installed Thunderbird Sunday night. As of Wednesday the darn thing was still downloading my Inbox over and over and over again, eating up way too much of my processing power. Today I uninstalled Thunderbird and reinstalled it anew. This time was different in that I got the Import Wizard to come up. But now Thunderbird is bogged down in an excruciatingly slow Inbox download which may be repetitive. If the darn thing is still downloading the Inbox tomorrow, I have had it.

I am not interested in webmail. I already have it with my ISP, and that is a good thing. But my unmovable preference is to work with email in a freestanding application. Suggestions for the best freestanding email clients are welcome.




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CPU: Intel Pentium 4-2667 (Northwood, D1)
2666 MHz (20.00x133.3) @ 2658 MHz (20.00x132.9)
Motherboard: DELL 0G1548
Chipset: Intel 845GEV (Brookdale-GEV) + ICH4
Memory: 2048 MBytes @ 166 MHz, 2.5-3-3-7
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russ0408

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I'm using the email that comes with Windows 10. I've been really surprised I really like it, maybe give it a try you might like it to.
 

Atlas147

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I have found MailBird to be an "acceptacle" client
and Lifetime Licenses are not too expensive.
It is now my default Mail client for Outlook.
Here's a link if you want a look.
Don't like Outlook? Get Mailbird.
I used to use eM Client and liked it too, it may be worth a look.
eM Client
Good luck ;)
I double this, both eM Client and MailBird are superb replacements for ThunderBird and the Windows Mail App. Currently using MailBird on a free 1 year license I got awhile back, once this runs out I'm definitely considering on purchasing a lifetime one
 
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conceptualclarity

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Upon reinstall Thunderbird took a long time on Inbox downloading, but thank God it finally did finish. So now things seem to be going pretty well. This thread is a good one to bookmark for possible future use.
 

HarborFront

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Hi

Can register Mailbird with non-genuine name and email addresses like ProtonMail or Tutanota? And is Mailbird a secure email like ProtonMail or Tutanota?

Thanks