Best email program?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bablos, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Hi There...

    Subject says it all really - what do people consider the best email program? I need to get my email organised on my PC, and I'd like to use a nice, powerful program that looks good too.

    Any suggestions for a decent usenet reader would be great too!
  2. Annihilatus

    Annihilatus Guest

    While I wish the features of other programs were available to my favourite, I still think Outlook Express is the best mail program on the PC right now. I like how it integrates with MSN messenger and I find it quite quick compared to offerings from Netscape and Eudora. But I wish it had certain features such as:

    a) the ability to install Cloudmark Spamnet. A version is currently being offered for Outlook but I don't like Outlook, it doesn't scan my mail when I first enter (it delays) and its filtering system is horrible.

    b) Constantly scanning the mail server for new messages. If IE is part of the OS that can't be removed, wouldn't it be nice that they make OE a part that is everpresent as well? The little tray icon that shows up when you have a new message only shows up if OE is fully open in the Taskbar. It would be nice to have OE run as a service and have a message pop up (like Hotmail on MSN Messenger) stating that there is new mail.

    c) The ability to send messages with backgrounds like Outlook and Incredimail do. It's not that much of a feature, but it would be fun to customize somewhat.

  3. taz

    taz Guest

    i use oe.. it does both mail and newsgroup and it has all the features i need.. imo, there is no point of install other programs when there is one comes with windows already... :) afterall, you paid for windows already, why not use it?
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Outlook Express :)
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

    Ottawa, Ontario
    outllook of course
  6. Timeo27

    Timeo27 Guest

    I like Outlook Express, mainly because I think it's the only program that can check hotmail. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. (I'd love to be wrong because that would give me a chance to check out some of the other programs offered.)
  7. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

    You can set up Outlook to check hotmail too. I only found this out recently! Although u can't read news in outlook (it tends to want to use oe, so I use xnews as my newsreader - free and easy to use!)
  8. BlazinX

    BlazinX justblaze.

    Mile High Club
    Outlook eXpress
  9. AKHeero

    AKHeero Guest

    I'm not a big fan of Outlook Express. I use Netscape Messenger, but that's mainly because it's the only free program that my university supports.
  10. hawk

    hawk Guest

    Outlook or Outlook Express? Is there anything better about one than the other?