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Mikebyrne
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Icon 1 posted March 01, 2007 10:58      Profile for Mikebyrne     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am currently using Outlook to keep track of two Hotmail accounts.

I'm finding it really buggy and was wondering if there was a decent alternative which supports Hotmail

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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted March 01, 2007 11:08      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I find it easiest to just use it web based. I have G-mail and could use Apples mail program, but why? I already am using my browsers. Why have more programs open then I really need.

Hotmail can be used from a browser. I use mine for a spam account as well as a yahoo account. But G-mail is my primary.

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Mikebyrne
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Icon 1 posted March 01, 2007 11:32      Profile for Mikebyrne     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's what I end up doing! just liked the one click aspect of outlook (i.e address & passwords already stored) to check to the mail folders
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Thunderbird or Eudora

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Icon 1 posted March 01, 2007 13:02      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
yeah i just use a hotmail and gmail account - primarily because i deal with people who use odd isp clients and sometimes either hotmail and gmail doesn't like them and because i can acces them anywhere. I would reccomend just using the web based version of hotmail to check them.

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Can you get a hotmail account to forward everything it receives to another email account? If so I would definitely use a gmail account as a bin for both hotmail accounts. You can then get Gmail notifier, either as a standalone app, or a Firefox extension to check your email at regular intervals. Gmail's web interface is a lot better designed than Hotmail IMHO, and you can also use it with any email client if you feel safer having copies on your own HD as well as Google's servers. The last advantage is that though I don't want Blackberry style email on my cell phone, it is occasionally useful to be able to check, say the directions given to you in an email while you are en route, and the Gmail app for cellphones works very well on my old Sony Ericsson K7501.

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Ok, there's when I start talking about how great opera is again... But if you're using the free hotmail account we have a problem... In this case there's ePrompter, it's basic (text only) but does what it has to.

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Hotmail allows you to forward e-mail?

Last time I checked, it certainly didn't -- but that was quite awhile ago. Gmail certainly lets you do this, and maybe the pressure of competition forced their hand. Yahoo! definitely doesn't let you...but frankly, I care very little about either of the two...Gmail pwns them. [Big Grin]

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Mikebyrne
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Icon 1 posted March 02, 2007 04:03      Profile for Mikebyrne     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I use gmail too for my main account but these two are on hotmail. I've downloaded Thunderbird with the hotmail extension and everything is working great.

Thanks for all the help!

Mike

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