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Old 12 January 2010, 14:03   #11
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Yeah I know. But once you go down the route of the pc it's difficult to convince yourself to change over to a different breed.
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Old 12 January 2010, 14:14   #12
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Yeah I know. But once you go down the route of the pc it's difficult to convince yourself to change over to a different breed.
Borrow one.

The thing that clinched it for me was accidentally opening 30 high res photos in Photoshop, I expected it to open them as a preview but instead I was faced with a stack of ready to edit images that would have crashed my PC of the time just at the suggestion.

Mind you, Apple's presence in the CIs sucks big time.

iQue in St Helier or okayish and that place next to B&Q is just odd.
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Old 12 January 2010, 14:25   #13
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I have started using GMX for email. http://mail-eu.gmx.com/
It's a free web based service. I've been using it for some time now and it does everything that I need. I've only had one problem with it so far and that was quickly resolved by the support folk who were the soul of consideration in not pointing out that my fumbling fingers were the source of my woes and gently pointed me in the correct direction. One of the biggest attractions to me is being able to access it from anywhere there is a pc/interweb connection.
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Old 12 January 2010, 14:33   #14
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I have started using GMX for email. http://mail-eu.gmx.com/
It's a free web based service. I've been using it for some time now and it does everything that I need. I've only had one problem with it so far and that was quickly resolved by the support folk who were the soul of consideration in not pointing out that my fumbling fingers were the source of my woes and gently pointed me in the correct direction. One of the biggest attractions to me is being able to access it from anywhere there is a pc/interweb connection.
Siochair - me too (although I still use other applications too, and if the OP is looking for a traditional app with an outlook 'feel' Thunderbird is worth a try!). Gmx can collect and send (or appear to) mail from other mailboxes too - so it is "just like outlook etc". Perhaps worth mentioning that the USP for GMX (over other free mail services like gmail) is that although it opens in your browser it presents a user interface that is to all intents and purposes just like using a desktop application and will feel very familiar to e.g. an ex Outlook user.
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This might be a silly question, but is windows mail not good enough?
It is very similar to outlook.

I have four email accounts all running back and downloading into windows mail and it works fine.
Obviously no out of office or calender, but it depends what you want it for.

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Old 12 January 2010, 16:18   #16
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My original request was for the benefit of a colleague who has an email account with a local provider, whose web-based access is really pretty pants. I was therefore looking for a simple pop3 system that resembled/operated similarly to Outlook which he had just about got the hang of.

I haven't looked into Windows Mail properly, but after a quick google it seemed to be either IMAP style or rely on a specific MS email account e.g. Hotmail, to work. I may be wrong.

The firefox or thunderbird sound along the right lines, though... so thanks.

Edit: just done a search and have found that Live Mail replaced Windows Mail, and is available as a free download off microsofts website. Will give this a try in the morning. Looks like it can handle pop accounts still.
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Macs were made for people who can't read an instruction manual or help file.
And PCs are for people that go onto a rib forum to ask how to use their machine?!!!!

No, Macs are for people that like things that work. PCs are for the rest of you.
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Old 12 January 2010, 18:00   #18
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I can't see why ms outlook 2k doesn't work? it should just run in 32bit mode shouldn't it? Anyway, windows live mail, which is available for download with the windows live pack (you can choose whether to download all the other guff) seems to be ok. It can work with either IMAP or POP and with any email account, it doesn't have to be a hotmail one (although you may need a hotmail account to download, not really an issue though, you don't have to use it).
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Old 13 January 2010, 12:05   #20
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Thanks all. All sorted now. Managed to get Windows Mail up and running with his POP account and he seems happy .

Incidentally, Outlook 2k def doesn't work. Win 7 won't acknowledge it as a default email prog and it won't send or recieve. It just spews out lots of error messsages. You also cannot import old messages from a store as it claims there is a missing dll somewhere.
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