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I recall that this topic has come up in the past, so I'll gingerly offer my same
advice. Sometimes, a tried-and-true product IS better. And at least for me,
Eudora works best.
While Qualcomm let go of it some years ago, Eudora -- with all of its features,
including great filtering capabilities -- remains downloadable and has a huge
user-base and online forums.
Of course, it IS for downloading and sorting mail onto your own platform, so if
that limitation is something you can't live with, sorry. That's why we still
By the way, Thunderbird was promoted by some as the next generation of Eudora
and supposedly has a very similar UI, though I myself don't know.
Except that, based on comments I've seen from those who are Eudora and then
Thunderbird users, Eudora really IS better (including message filtering and
folder creation and organization).
There are three levels of Eudora -- Light (with limitations), Sponsored (fully
functional but with ads positioned on the left side of the screen) and Paid
(fully functional and no ads). With Eudora now totally free and unrestricted,
one simply downloads the "Paid" version (for free) and changes one of the
settings and you're good-to-go. The humongous and downloadable user
guide/reference/"history of the world" manual in pdf covers everything.
From: Anne Robotti <arobotti -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Debbie Hemstreet <D_Hemstreet -at- rambam -dot- health -dot- gov -dot- il>
Cc: "Techwr-l (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 5:51:20 AM
Subject: Re: Outlook, thunderbird, or...
I'm afraid I'm "outing" myself as not much of a tech snob, but having used
every email product in the free world, I'm now with gmail and you'll have
to pry it out of my cold, dead hands. Tons of mail storage, accessible from
everywhere on every device, and I've never had a performance problem or an
YMMV, but I love it.
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 4:26 AM, Debbie Hemstreet <
D_Hemstreet -at- rambam -dot- health -dot- gov -dot- il> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am getting increasingly frustrated with Thunderbird. I loved it in the
> beginning, but with each new update, and passage of time, it gets slower
> and slower. I'm guessing it is because I have so much mail. I don't toss
> anything, and put everything in numerous files, and store it.
> I really, REALLY, don't want to back to outlook. I have to manage 4-5
> different email addresses (for different purposes). So I'm hoping someone
> who is more tech savy in this area can give wise advice (which will
> probably be relevant to many of us):
> 1. Do you use a different SW to manage your email? If so, what and why?
> 2. If you use Thuderbird, how can I store my very old emails somewhere
> else so its not so heavy, and open them ONLY if I need them (similar to
> having .pst files that I can open/close).
> 3. Any other suggestions/ideas?
> Thanks in advance
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