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I made an interesting discovered tonight... Been running Vista HP for a while now, using the POS Windows Mail (XP holdover) that came with it. ...

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    Lightbulb Vista - Windows Mail vs Windows Live Mail

    I made an interesting discovered tonight...

    Been running Vista HP for a while now, using the POS Windows Mail (XP holdover) that came with it. IMHO, it isn't worth a Tinker's damn. Thought it might just be me, 'cause I never used it before, but I had enough of it tonight and started looking around for an alternative.

    That's when I ran across this: Microsoft gives Vista's Windows Mail the heave-ho

    June 01, 2007 (Computerworld) -- Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday launched a beta of the new e-mail client designed to give the boot to Vista's four-month-old built-in Windows Mail.
    Hello?!?!?! Microsoft hated it too!!!

    Anyway, I ran over HERE, downloaded and installed Windows Live Mail -- and OMG! What a difference!

    This thing rocks, so far!

    Might wanna give it a whirl, if you're a Vista user and can't stand Windows Mail...

    ~Q
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    I am using Outlook 2k3 simply because my work email is Exchange... The rest of my mail is IMAP now... I know I could IMAP or pop3 into the Exchange server, but It's just as easy to use it's native exchange setup
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    Like I've said previously, all I use is IMAP... and, Dude, that Windows Mail blew!

    Half the time, WM wouldn't delete/purge the messages - and it was totally freaked by Google Mail, often timing out or resetting the connection during operations.

    I haven't experienced any of this with WLM so far, and it has just the amount of features - not too many, not too few!

    You ought to try it!
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    Have you tried Outlook VIN? Works fine here with IMAP.

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    Hmm Vin, I took your advice... I downloaded Windows Live Mail and it is pretty cool... The interface looks good and it isn't hanging on my IMAP like Outlook sometimes does... I am going to give it a try for a bit and see how it does!
    -Daniel

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    Ok one thing in this new Windows Live Mail that I miss from Outlook! It doesn't popup a notification of a new message with IMAP! Works with POP3 but not IMAP! GRRRRR!!
    -Daniel

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    I've never seen Outlook do that for IMAP either. It "beeps" when I get new messages, but I only get the popup for Exchange mails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason View Post
    I've never seen Outlook do that for IMAP either. It "beeps" when I get new messages, but I only get the popup for Exchange mails.

    --Jason
    Weird Jason! My Outlook 2k3 beeps and pops up a notification for POP3, IMAP, and my Exchange... But LM only does it with POP3! GRRR! Its kind of annoying! Once you get used to a certain small feature it is hard to give up!
    -Daniel

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    Doh!

    Live Mail just locked up! It is doing the same thing Outlook does with GMail IMAP... GAH!
    -Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Broughton View Post
    Have you tried Outlook VIN? Works fine here with IMAP.
    Yeah, I have, Frank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbstephens View Post
    Hmm Vin, I took your advice... I downloaded Windows Live Mail and it is pretty cool... The interface looks good and it isn't hanging on my IMAP like Outlook sometimes does... I am going to give it a try for a bit and see how it does!
    Thank you!

    You just resurrected yourself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason View Post
    I've never seen Outlook do that for IMAP either...
    Detail man, he is..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbstephens View Post
    Doh!

    Live Mail just locked up! It is doing the same thing Outlook does with GMail IMAP... GAH!
    Maybe we should look elsewhere!

    I love Firefox, but hate Thunderturd...

    Any other suggestions?
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    Just curious, what don't you like about Thunderbird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanB View Post
    Just curious, what don't you like about Thunderbird?
    Flaky IMAP support... same as Windows Mail.
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