Prefered Replacement for Outlook Express

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    cornemuse

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    I'm wondering which e-mail program would be the best replacement for O-E?

    Which one do any of you-all prefer?

    Thunderbird seems to appear at the top of most lists I run across, , , ,

    -corne-
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    I have been using yahoo for all the time I have been active on a pc, about 20 years, the only problem is I have to keep switching to basic yahoo as it keeps wanting me to update to newer and newer yahoo emails, :)
     
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    I wouldn't trust anything from mozilla. Try Becky 1.26 to 2 ..

    http://www.rimarts.co.jp/becky.htm
     
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    I thought yahoo was an online mail prog. outlook express is on my computer I "(F7 then Ctrl-M)" to download from my i-net provider. I have 3 gmail accts & fwd one to my i-net provider. other 2 are for junk email, periodically, I go there & delete everything.

    I want to replace outlook express. (C:\program files\outlook express\msimn.exe)(shortcut with shortcut key = F7, above, to open)
     
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    jim davis

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    Sadly yahoo is now owned by "Oath" even the name is to fool you into presuming something respectable.
    these guys are data molesters of the highest order, ZERO sentimentality
    Autism galore with zero remorse.
     
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    If you want something lightweight and reliable, I recommend using an older version of Thunderbird, or the Opera Mail client in Opera 10/11/12. I personally use the basic HTML version of Gmail--it is a godsend for older browsers, and lightning fast on my P4.
     
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    My favourite email client in the days when XP was my primary OS was Pegasus Mail.

    http://www.pmail.com/index.htm

    It is free software and is developed by its original creator in New Zealand since 1993. The latest version is from June 2018. It is lightweight, runs very fast on XP on older hardware, it has lots of advanced features, and allows moving message files between different computers. It also has classic toolbar and icons and doesn't look like an app for a touch screen smart phone (which seems to be the latest fashion trend).

    The only problem I had with Pegasu Mail in the past was that URL links longer than one line were not clickable. I assume that has been fixed in newer versions.

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    Disclaimer: my primary OS is Linux Lite which has Thunderbird as the default email client.
     
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    1993, eh? That should mean there exist even Windows 3.1-compatible versions! That is serious longevity!

    Thank you for sharing your recommendation--I'll have to give it a try in the near future! I pray that the OP will find it useful!
     
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    Sheesh--that is some incredible dedication! It is always nice when developers have conveniently available links for people who want to use the latest or last version for a certain OS. One of the few examples that comes to mind is how the 7zip team keeps links for 9.20 (the last 9x-compatible version, IIRC), 16.04 (the last version for Windows 2000, if memory serves), and 18.05 (the latest version, compatible with XP+) on the same page.
     
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    Can you like not say 'autism galore'? I'm somewhat autistic myself...
     
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