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Choosing an Email Program

  1. Sep 3, 2016 #1

    Drakkith

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    Hey all. I've recently accumulated upwards of 5 or 6 different email accounts that I need to check and I'm having a hard time keeping track of it all. I'm looking for a good program for windows that I can use to keep track of all my accounts instead of having to open and log in to each one separately. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Sep 3, 2016 #2

    Nidum

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    https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/features/

    Thunderbird allows you to configure your inbox(s) to suit your needs . All accounts into one inbox or you can have several inboxes each with particular sub sets of your accounts .

    Lots of other good features as well .
     
  4. Sep 3, 2016 #3
    Thunderbird is the best
     
  5. Sep 3, 2016 #4
    You could also just use Gmail and then auto label them depending on where they are being forwarded from.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2016 #5

    Drakkith

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    Thanks guys. I'll look into Thunderbird and see how I like it.

    If I don't like thunderbird I'll try to look into how to do this. If you have your emails forwarded from an account, do you "control" that account? In other words, if I receive a forwarded e-mail and delete it, is that email deleted from the original account as well?
     
  7. Sep 3, 2016 #6
    I don't think by default, but I bet it is an option. Pretty common situation.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2016 #7

    Drakkith

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    Thanks Greg!
     
  9. Sep 4, 2016 #8
    Thunderbird is best. You can configure multi email with the same program.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2016 #9

    fluidistic

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    I used Thunderbird for over a year, it has a nice addon called Enigmail to encrypt emails in case you care.
    However I removed it because it wouldn't check for emails every 10 minutes as I had set. Instead, I lost over 8 hours waiting for an email to appear in my inbox. Turns out it was sent 8 hours ago and was urgent (my advisor wanting me to do some stuff). Happened twice, so it was a deal breaker for me.
    Do other people report a similar problem?
     
  11. Sep 5, 2016 #10

    Drakkith

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    I'll keep an eye out and see if I have a problem, fluidistic.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2016 #11

    Vanadium 50

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    I use Thunderbird. I have never had it fail to retrieve on schedule. Furthermore, you can always use the "Get Messages" button.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2016 #12

    Fervent Freyja

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    The Window's 10 Mail app syncs numerous email accounts to multiple devices pretty quickly.
     
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