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email program? What to use question.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dean, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I am fairly new to the forums/server scene.

    I have been with 2 different hosting providers, and they both have had the same options for email.
    1. squirrel mail
    2. Horde
    3. Webmail (Round cube)
    #3 seems the best, but the search (they call it filter) is definitely erratic behaving and I *cannot* trust it. I have been forwarding copies to a free email account and not deleting those copies, so that I can have a reliable way of searching through emails.

    It occurred to me that others on this forum may have more experience with dealing with emails than I do.

    How do you handle email?
  2. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    I use Google Apps free edition on my domains where I have to receive emails.

    Really works well.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've used Outlook for as long as I can remember.
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  4. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    well all of the options he listed are hosted email solutions!
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well I have hosted email, I just choose to use Outlook as my email client instead of the ones provided by my ISP which are, unsurprisingly, SquirrelMail, Horde and roundcube.
  6. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    for a desktop client, i suggest thunderbird or postbox express. :)
  7. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Google Apps ... You get 200 free branded Gmail accounts with each domain at Name.com :)
  8. Jo.

    Jo. Well-Known Member

    our server is hosted by Pair, and we use their email manager and forward to staff personal email accounts so they have an email address that's linked to our domain but goes to their regular inbox. That works well for us. :) I use Gmail for my own email account.
  9. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Google Apps! :D All your domains on one account, flippin awesome :)
  10. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    mmm google apps allows you to manage multiple domains from a single account? i had no idea.
  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Yep! I have 4 domains through Google Apps. All going to a single account, and it captures any @domain email, which can be both good and bad :p
  12. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    ah. you are using their mirror feature. that is probably useful if you are the only user on those domains i think. :)
  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they are my domains, and no one else uses them.. not sure how it would work if someone else used an account on one of them.
  14. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    it would probably become a problem if you have users connected to those domains.

    you would not be able to have different email ids like this:


    both would be technically the same addresses.

    but in your case... you are probably using admin or any other id... and it accepts email for all the domains.

    i could probably use this on 2-3 of the 4-5 domains associated with google apps. i never thought of doing it till now!
  15. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I use gmail... used to be outlook, now gmail. Can get to all email anywhere, anytime. Gmail professional is quite nice for $50 a year.
  16. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I have enjoyed RoundCube and Google Apps. Currently I use MobileMe and I enjoy it a lot, it's a paid service but it guarantees your information is saved and whatnot.
  17. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I was in an airport a long time ago. A business person synced their email while waiting for a plane. They spent the 2 hours of the flight typing replies to the multitude of emails they had received.

    Later, when they got off the plane, they re-synced using the airports wireless internet connection.

    Does using outlook allow for that? Clearly I am not well informed about these things, but it seems all the other options being discussed may not be conducive to writing emails with no internet connection.
  18. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    mmm outlook (and thunderbird and postbox express and any other desktop client) can certainly download your emails and you can reply to them in offline mode. even gmail supports offline mode through gears technology.
  19. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Google Apps and Gmail is what I use.

    Every 6 months or so I pop3 download all the mails to Mail.app so I have a local copy as well.
  20. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    IMAP is a better way to backup Gmail coz it allows you to download sent mails as well.

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