Solved Which Email program to use?

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August 27, 2013 at 01:12:56
Specs: Windows XP, 1000
I've just learned from "Ask Leo"'s website that OE is totally outdated and he goes on to mention quite a few reasons. One being that it loses emails. I have never lost an email in 16 years! My gripe with OE is this constant pestering me to compact files and I know what it entail is to delete many of your stored emails. But maybe I should try another one. Leo suggested Thunderbird but in this forum I've seen a guy having big problems with it. Someone else suggested Yahoo. Any suggestions from you experts as to which one I should use without having to change my email address? Thanks in advance. I'm using Windows XP. Pardon if i'm in the wrong category but I don't find a category dealing with email.

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#1
August 27, 2013 at 12:32:31
I've used many different email programs over the years. My preference is Outlook. Never had a problem with Outlook Express though.

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August 27, 2013 at 15:18:11
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If you are happy in the registry you could stop OE compacting:
http://pcprop.com/webpage_files/noc...

OE is indeed outdated but it is simple you use and if it works for you then why not keep it. The only reason to change is if you want something more from your email program.

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August 27, 2013 at 15:54:52
Hi Derek and Jehhifer SUMN. This is the thing. I have been very happy with OE6 for many years. I'm quirious to know what els I want my email program to do. Derek please elaborate. I might just be interested in these other possibilities. This compacting thinbg I find a nusence and will go your way. Jennifer I have never had a liking for Outlook but don't ask me why.

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#4
August 27, 2013 at 18:22:35
"if you want something more from your email program"

Possibly a hasty statement because I believe that mostly the rest is glitz, such as:
Attaching pictures via the cloud (which requires MS sign-in), Diaries, Contacts lists, organizers and such like.

All I want out of email is to send and receive them with or without attachments. I'm on Window 8 now and "Outlook Express" doesn't run on it otherwise it would be quite good enough for me. I've never tried Thunderbird but assume it is somewhat similar. I now use "Outlook" instead (from an old MS Office I had on CD) but I rarely use the extras and spent some time almost making it work as neatly as Outlook Express used to.

Then there is webmail if you like that sort of thing....

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August 28, 2013 at 12:27:00
Thanks both of you. Jip, I think I'll stick with OE.

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