Work offline with Google or Yahoo?

Microsoft Windows 98se
January 14, 2010 at 20:03:18
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Intel Pen 4, 1 Gig RAM
Hi all.

Is it at all possible to use/work-off -line with Google or Yahoo mail?

I would like to be able to draft emails off line using these services, then go on line to send them.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#1
January 14, 2010 at 21:05:36
Yes; using a mail client like Outlook Express or Thunderbird.

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#2
January 14, 2010 at 22:50:28
Hi robak.

Outlook Express is out. I can not use that service for a
reason.

I think I should clarify here. Recently I purchased an Acer
Aspire One Net-book.

In March this year I will be holidaying in Vietnam and wish to
send and receive emails but the speed (and to a point, the
access points) to email facilities is, I am told somewhat
questionable.

With this in mind I will be taking my Net-book and it is my
intention to compile emails off line and when the opportunity
presents, them I would connect to upload and download said
emails.

I have an Yahoo and Gmail account, but to access these
services including my providers server (iinet) I need to be
connected and on-line. Hence my original question.

I need to be able to work off line first.

You mention Thunderbird, can this be saved so as to be able
to access the mail facility whist working off line?

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#3
January 14, 2010 at 23:07:18
Why cant you use Outlook Express?

The only thing that would prevent you from using Outlook is lack of access to a POP server or an SMTP server. If that is the case then Thunderbird isn't going to help you either, nor will any Email client. Which means you are stuck with on-line web based services like Yahoo and Gmail .

Yahoo and Gmail do have POP and SMTP services available but whether they are accessible from Vietnam is another matter.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ma...

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/...

If you can access these services then Thunderbird or almost an Email client will do it.

The only other thing you can do is compile your Email in a text file then cut and paste when you are ready to send them.

Stuart


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#4
January 15, 2010 at 02:30:49
Hi StuartS

To clarify. It is not that I can't use Outlook Express it is that I "do not want" to use it.

The reason is I have important emails coming in on that service to my main PC and they are stored there. If I use and access this service during my travels and open them, then any and all importance emails are then stored on my New book, not the main PC as required.

The end result is that I have important emails at 2 different location and this I do not want to happen, hence another service is desired.

I know that I can always resend these emails, but I do not want to do this!

And there you have it.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#5
January 15, 2010 at 04:06:55
I can understand you reluctance to use Outlook, I don't like it either.

If you use an Email client like Thunderbird there will be an option to leave the Email on the server. You can then retrieve them on your desktop at your leisure.

Stuart


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#6
January 15, 2010 at 04:35:12
Hi Stuarts.

I think we are talking cross purposes. To leave "on the server", one must be connected to the Internet, like with web based email programs. I can do that with iinet (and that is Outlook Express in my case) but I do not want to use Outlook express as said before..

What I need is to be able to turn on an email service on my (unconnected) net-book (ie) while it is NOT CONNECTED to the net, type up my emails and then connect, click send/receive.

The new mail is then sent and fresh mail is received.

I can then disconnect from the net go to my hotel room and at my leisure type up my emails ready for the next connection.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#7
January 15, 2010 at 04:45:47
What I need is to be able to turn on an email service on my (unconnected) net-book (ie) while it is NOT CONNECTED to the net, type up my emails and then connect, click send/receive.

That is exactly what you do with an Email client. Compose you emails off-line, connect, send them and log off. You don't need to be connected to an Email service in order to compile an Email. All Email clients do this.

Stuart


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#8
January 15, 2010 at 05:00:13
Why do you not type up in the email in document form using wordpad and save these documents to My Documents folder and then when you are ready attach them to the email you wish to send or copy and paste the document into the body of the email ?
Good Luck Nick

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#9
January 15, 2010 at 06:45:09
Hi there.

Well StuartS, it looks like it is an email client that I need. I was not familiar with that term when referring to email programs.

To tell the truth I have heard the term but never really understood what it meant.

Apart from Outlook Express then, what email clients are there about that will allow me to do what I want?

Thanks Nick your suggestion. It is something that I have not thought of. If all else fails, then that is what I will have to resort to.

Hopefully someone will come up with a suitable email program that serves my needs :-)

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#10
January 15, 2010 at 07:54:50
Besides Thunderbird which has already been mentioned there is Eudora which I use. Pegasus is also a good one.

Have a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...

Stuart


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#11
January 15, 2010 at 16:22:30
Hi Stuart.

I checked out the link, it sure has a lot of reading but unless I missed something or do not understand the terminology, I can not find anywhere where it states that the client can be used off line.

I will have a read up of Eudora and see what it says.

I am at the moment trying to find out if Opera Mail can be used off line but so far I have come up against brick wall, but it is still early days.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#12
January 15, 2010 at 20:27:10
I can not find anywhere where it states that the client can be used off line.

Have you ever read anywhere that you need to have a printer connected to a computer in order to type a letter on a word processor. Its the same principle. It is so obvious nobody thinks of mentioning it.

Email clients are ;little more than specialised word processors. The main difference is that instead of sending their output to a printer it goes to a mail server.

I suggest you get one of these Email clients, most of them are free, and use and find out for yourself just exactly what they will do.

Opera Mail can be used off-line. If you have Opera just try composing a new Email and you will see what I mean.

Stuart


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#13
January 16, 2010 at 06:27:05
Hi Stuart.

Yes I was looking at Opera only to-day. I have to dig a little deeper and also work out how to set up Opera Mail.

At the moment times seems to be at a premium.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#14
January 17, 2010 at 22:17:46
Hi all.

Well good news .....to a point.

I managed to set up Opera mail so that it intercepts Outlook Express at the server. I can now access my mail whilst traveling as well as at home and the best part of it is that the message remains on the server, until I choose to delete them from either machines.

Regards

The only problem is that I have not found a way of importing the address book (contacts) into Opera if that is at all possible.

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#15
January 18, 2010 at 00:02:21
Opera has the facility to import the Address book from Outlook Express as well as a number of other Email clients. It will also import any message on the computer.

I don't know what you mean by intercept Outlook Express at the server. If you are using Opera Mail, Outlook Express is doing nothing. You might just as well installer it altogether if you are not going to use it.

The server will just respond to any request it receives providing the user name and password is correct. It knows little and cares less who or what is making that request.

Stuart


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#16
January 18, 2010 at 02:58:19
Hi Stuart.

I use Outlook Express on my home PC. I have also purchased a Netbook for when I am on the road traveling overseas.

I need to access my mail from anywhere but not at the expense of having half my mail located on one computer and the rest on another, hence Opera for my Netbook.

I can now have my email come in on the server and both the home and netbook will receive the same emails and they will remain there on each computer until I choose to delete.

That's it without going too deeply into it.

I now need to import my address book.

I believe .csv (address book) is the one to import, but so far I am not having too much luck with that. So far as that item is not listed under the Import listings.

The only thing that is listed on the import list that I can use is Outlook Express and that is indeed what I used to get Outlook Express to work for me up to this point.

Are you confused yet?

What are the steps to import the address book?

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#17
January 18, 2010 at 04:22:31
I'm not sure about Outlook Express as I don't have it but when I imported from Eudora it imports the Address Book along with the setting.

The address book is available from a pull-down menu when you are composing a message. With Outlook you may have to do it via a .csv file.

Stuart


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