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Post by speedy555 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:35 pm

What do people use?? Ive just had to reset my laptop, and always used Windows Live (Previously Outlook) as part of windows essentials, but you can't download it now. I'm managing with a download called OE Classic at the moment but not keen as cant separate accounts......plus I'm useless with computers :) Thanks.
Oh, I'm on Windows 8.


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Post by philhoward » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:48 pm

Gmail - have done for over 10 years.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:51 pm

I presume you're talking about the software? Personally, I use Mozilla Thunderbird (stablemate to Firefox, which I use as a browser). It seems to work well. :)


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Post by speedy555 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:09 pm

Yes software sorry - for my BT mail


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Post by speedy555 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:14 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:I presume you're talking about the software? Personally, I use Mozilla Thunderbird (stablemate to Firefox, which I also use). It seems to work well. :)
Can I use multiple BT mail addresses with it in separate folders??


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Post by Dave 6726 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:58 am

WLM on 'main-frame', Thunderbird on laptop. Four email accounts on each. WLM is fine, but TB's a bit funny with a couple of them, but it copes - I cope!



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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:14 pm

speedy555 wrote:What do people use?? Ive just had to reset my laptop, and always used Windows Live (Previously Outlook) as part of windows essentials, but you can't download it now. I'm managing with a download called OE Classic at the moment but not keen as cant separate accounts......plus I'm useless with computers :) Thanks.
Oh, I'm on Windows 8.
I got fed up with Windows and anyway wanted a laptop as well as desktop so got an Apple MacBook. Wonderful Decision as other changers have enthused.
The operating system (OS Sierra)(their equivalent to Windows) is more secure. Operating the computer is a bit similar to windows in some ways but can be a bit of a steep learning curve to start with due often to the different (American) terminology. A good guide book like ........For Dummies would be big help.
It seemed to magically set up my Yahoo email (you have to put up with the Y adverts but free) and BT email. It also has its own email system for free.
Most of the programs/aps I have used seem to get set up automatically by The Apple OS (it automatically found all the correct drivers for my Canon printer and connected to the BT hub and WiFi to printer). The updates to the operating system, even the major ones like going from Windows 8 to 10 come FREE and are done on line download (probably can even get a disc). It has a web search called Safari but you can use any of the others such as Firefox if you select them.
Initial cost can be a downside but their equipment is well built and comes with various photo/music/word etc applications installed and many other free ones available to download. You can even run Windows alongside the Apple OS if you must.
There are usually used items for sale where people have upgraded to more complex models or just want the latest gadgets......they will all upgrade for free to the latest operating system (Sierra) if not already using it.
I too am not particularly good at computer operating/setting up. My next step is to replace desktop (DELL with windows XP) with the new Mini Apple desktop out soon.
I have no connection with Apple other than being a satisfied user.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:28 pm

speedy555 wrote:
Roger Pennington wrote:I presume you're talking about the software? Personally, I use Mozilla Thunderbird (stablemate to Firefox, which I also use). It seems to work well. :)
Can I use multiple BT mail addresses with it in separate folders??
I think so, but I must admit I don't know the definitive answer, as most of my emails come from a single account (I do have more than one account, but the others, that see little traffic, I access via the web). Mozilla is open source, so costs nothing to download, so I'd suggest giving it a try, and see what you think :)


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Post by speedy555 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
speedy555 wrote:
Roger Pennington wrote:I presume you're talking about the software? Personally, I use Mozilla Thunderbird (stablemate to Firefox, which I also use). It seems to work well. :)
Can I use multiple BT mail addresses with it in separate folders??
I think so, but I must admit I don't know the definitive answer, as most of my emails come from a single account (I do have more than one account, but the others, that see little traffic, I access via the web). Mozilla is open source, so costs nothing to download, so I'd suggest giving it a try, and see what you think :)
Just downloaded it and finding my way around when my first email arrived....notification that you had replied above :lol: :lol:


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Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:53 pm

Dave, both my personal and Noggin emails are BT, I tend to use web version to be honest, otherwise I could possibly sort you out with a copy of office 2007 we may have spare, let me know


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