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    Good 'ol Email Clients

    I'm looking to replace my online email client, and I don't prefer Gmail for one reason, on my connection it's slow to load.

    I decided to take a look at what I could get for FireFox, which I swear by now. I found SimpleMail extension, looks good, only problem it won't fetch my email, it will send it but it won't fetch it, so I'm left looking for a replacement, a FireFox replacement would be nice rather then a another install.

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    Hmmm... I don't use any online mail apps, but have you tried Thunderbird?
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    seamonkey which is the continuation of the netscape line

    also, popcorn, which can fit on a usb stick, great interface, but read it's limitations. it can still be very handy in a pinch.

    of course, there is always outlook express and outlook.

    it is only a question of integration that your browser knows what to open for mail links and your email client knows what to open for web addresses.

    glad you realise that email is email and web is web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumsauce View Post
    of course, there is always outlook express...
    Which has been superseded by Windows Live Mail (The application not the service.)
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    Popcorn ???? I could Google but I'd like to know more that is unless I Google and get the food popcorn

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    Try this - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Interne.../Popcorn.shtml

    Surprising how little is known about it tbh. I tried popcorn, popcorn usb, popcorn email and then popcorn email usb. I'd be tempted with thunderbird though, particularly as they also have a lightweight version for USB sticks too
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    Thunderbird is awesome, it's open source and made by Mozilla. If your going to download a dedicated client, I would go with that easily

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    I wanted something that blended with firefox, but unfortunately the one I had was sour.

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    Perhaps this might have something you are looking for?

    http://mashable.com/2007/08/27/firefox-email/

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    Interesting link, I'm going to take a look at it. Alex is Da Man !

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    I got a idea for something, what about if you could check your Gmail email account for firefox without having to log into Gmail, as in you could send,receive email for GMail. I don't use GMail but I would if a option existed !

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    I don't know about a dedicated GMail client however this should do the trick...

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5593

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    I mentioned in my original post I was using SimpleMail at the time It didn't work as expected

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    Quote Originally Posted by logic_earth View Post
    Which has been superseded by Windows Live Mail (The application not the service.)
    But, only on Vista+.

    In any case, it is the concept that there is already a email client installed on most windows systems that I was getting at.

    Outlook Express has one of the most well done user interfaces of any email client. Popcorn comes very close.

    @OP

    The caveat for any of the mozilla based email clients is that sometimes they lose their minds about copy/paste operations. Very frustrating. They also have a nasty habit of spraying user settings all over the place, even if you tell it where you want them to be saved. But, the seamonkey spam filtering engine is really good.

    Pegasus is also *very* good. I just couldn't put up with the interface.

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    Actually, the Windows Live services including Mail are available for XP as well.

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    Alright, well thank you for your help. I have plenty of options to go by now


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