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theoldwizard1

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Posted: 08/20/20 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CA Traveler wrote:

I switched to Thunderbird years ago and there are other free versions.

I have been using Thunderbird for well over 15 years. Very stable. Very few if any changes to the user interface. Very good HTML editor.

I use it with Gmail as my server, but I have set it up to work with multiple other email providers.

One of the best features is that you CAN make local folders for thing you want stored on your PC, inculding your DRAFTS folder. Moving mail between the server and the local folders is seamless. I have even used Thunderbird to move mail/folders between two different servers !

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Ok thanks. I don't use email in the ways described here so I have no need for something like that.

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I don't think you'll be able to buy a legitimate copy of stand alone Outlook.

No doubt there are stolen / gray market codes for sale, but those are a **** shoot, a ticking time bomb as to when the code will stop working.

I'd look at Thunderbird as other posters have suggested, or look at the basic tiers for a Microsoft 365 subscription, which will include Outlook.


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Posted: 08/20/20 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Microsoft, like most other software companies have moved to a subscription based service. I have Office 365 and it does include Outlook and cost $99/year plus tax. Like I posted earlier, I use Thunderbird for email but I use it for MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel.


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DD716TED wrote:

OP replying.. I use Thunderbird now but keep having problems with it.. Always crashes..

In 15+ years of using Thunderbird I don't recall it ever crashing ! There are online forums for support.

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Not sure what your savings are but I have the full version of Microsoft Office with Outlook. I get no discounts on anything. I upgrade the whole package when they stop supporting it and everything has always worked as expected. As others have pointed out email and calendar as well as tasks synch with my phone. No set up anymore. Is whatever you are saving worth the aggravation?

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2oldman wrote:

Outlook is an email client. Can you explain a bit why you need that? And why you're hanging on to old software?

Some of us like Outlook. I used Office 2003 until I bought Office 2016. (That is when DW's computer died and she FINALLY had to go to Windows 10. Windows 10 would not run Office 2003. Otherwise, I would still be using it.)


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Bobbo wrote:

2oldman wrote:

Outlook is an email client. Can you explain a bit why you need that? And why you're hanging on to old software?

Some of us like Outlook. I used Office 2003 until I bought Office 2016. (That is when DW's computer died and she FINALLY had to go to Windows 10. Windows 10 would not run Office 2003. Otherwise, I would still be using it.)


Office 2007 will run on Win10. using only Word, Excel and Outlook. the biggest issue i had was ridding the POS Outlook 365 from the PC. i'm not a big fan of storing some files in the cloud and that includes my email. i know and love MS Outlook. as i wrote before we have 10 or so email addys for various purposes all of which are filtered and sorted by 300+ rules into numerous folders.

i had to make the switch to Win10 when our Win7 laptop died about a year ago. took a while but i now have it running and looking like legacy windows thanks to the Classic Shell. gonna be doing the same thing with our Win7 desktop later this fall. not looking forward to it.


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2oldman wrote:

And why you're hanging on to old software?


Nothing wrong with old software.

I am still using MS Office 2003 and Windows 7 on two of my PCs


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2oldman wrote:

Ok thanks. I don't use email in the ways described here so I have no need for something like that.

Can you explain how you DO use email ?

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