Choosing an Email Program

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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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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 .
 
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You could also just use Gmail and then auto label them depending on where they are being forwarded from.
 
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Thanks guys. I'll look into Thunderbird and see how I like it.

You could also just use Gmail and then auto label them depending on where they are being forwarded from.
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?
 
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I receive a forwarded e-mail and delete it, is that email deleted from the original account as well?
I don't think by default, but I bet it is an option. Pretty common situation.
 
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Thanks Greg!
 
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Thunderbird is best. You can configure multi email with the same program.
 
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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?
 
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I'll keep an eye out and see if I have a problem, fluidistic.
 
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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.
 
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The Window's 10 Mail app syncs numerous email accounts to multiple devices pretty quickly.
 

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