e-mail client: is Outlook inevitable?
Thread poster: IanDhu

IanDhu  Identity Verified
France
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Feb 13, 2009

I run Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows, which I prefer to Outlook. Must I install the latter in order to handle mail to my hosted website?

If I can continue using Thunderbird, could I please be pointed to the relevant configuring information?

To conclude, I should like to say how appreciative I am of the prompt attention to the recent support request concerning my website.

With kind regards,

Adam Warren (IanDhu - 41189)


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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Stay with Thunderbird Feb 13, 2009

See here:
http://products.secureserver.net/email/email_thunderbird.htm

Ask your host for configuration info.


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Asking your host for configuration info Feb 13, 2009

I did that as well - I had my reasons to prefer other software to Outlook. My ISP replied that support was only offered for Microsoft products! I tried a lot of things, and I never managed to get my e-mail account to work under Thunderbird. So, now I'm stuck with Outlook.

Another problem that may prevent you from using a different e-mail client is that software editors still seem to think that Outlook is a universal standard and they write software for Outlook (although it seems that Thunderbird is now somewhat present in software developers' minds). I have found several very useful applications and add-ons - but they only work with Outlook, for the most part. So, again, I have to use Outlook. Nelson Email Organizer ( www.caelo.com - awesome for keeping on top of e-mail) is one such piece of software. I am extremely happy with it, but it is only compatible with Outlook.


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Thunderbird is fine, stick with it Feb 13, 2009

I have my website hosted here,on ProZ, and my email as well.
I am a happy user of Thunderbird, no problem.
The configuration is not tricky at all, I use POP.
I would give you the settings, but they depend on your chosen domain name and email account name.
I am sure ProZ tech support can tell you the settings, if not, send me a note.
Katalin


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IanDhu  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 08:50
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Thank you, Katalin, Viktoria and Spiros Feb 13, 2009

I'm actually very happy with Thunderbird too. I managed to configure it to take mail from my ISP, but I am a little floored by the transition to my ProZ-hosted e-mail site.

I guess I'd better tinker around with the Thunderbird instructions to which Spiros very kindly gave me the link. I've pasted the bookmark to them on my Firefox toolbar.

If I can't singlehandedly fix the mail using Thunderbird, I daresay I can get that hardworking ProZ Support team to give me a hand. They've been not only kind and helpful, but prompt.

Have a good weekend, all of you and again, thank you.

With kind regards,

Adam.


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