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any open source email progs to complement open office?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: any open source email progs to complement open office? Reply with quote

hi everybody,
i have just stumbled upon open office and i think it great. it takes a bit of getting used to over office XP but i am wiiling to make the shift. one thing that i like about the whole windows/microsoft stranglehold is that email / internet is nicely integreated into microsoft office. are there any open source email or internet browsers that you like to use that work better with open office?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.kaaredyret.dk/freesoftware.html

Look at this URL... look for Firefox (browser) and Thunderbird (e-mail) and all of the other programs that are.. free!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, thanks for the reply.

well i downloaded the mozilla sweet and i do like the browser but.....
i think i'm just gonna stick with microsoft for web based stuff. although I like the new ideas that other companies come up with, nothing beats syncronization of IE, outlook and hotmail. The deciding facotr for me was how i could not set up hotmail as an account in thunderbird, that is a HUGE time waster for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switching softwasre is very much a matter of habbit, and because you are confortable with your current software, a switch may be a bit hard. For me also, it wasn't very easy, but now, I'd never go back. The Hotmail issue is an example of MS locking you in. They offer e-mail client access through their own email client only. However, open source has solutions to connect to various web mail systems using whatever email client.

http://www.freepops.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/hotpop3/
http://mrpostman.sourceforge.net/
http://hotwayd.sourceforge.net/news.php
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll find very soon that MS will demand a fee for Hotmail over Outlook

Whereas Gmail over Thunderbird will remain free and more secure
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CdBee wrote:
Whereas Gmail over Thunderbird will remain free and more secure
There is a reason to suppose that Thunderbird will remain free, but I cannot see why Google should not start charging for gmail if things get tight. Yahoo charges for more and more things now, and it has more revenue streams per user than google.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yawn., google state on the gmail site that pop access will always be free
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CdBee wrote:
yawn., google state on the gmail site that pop access will always be free

How funny. Here in Germany one provider once promised a lifelong free email account. And that ended suddenly because they realised that they can't earn money that way. How surprising. Now they not even offer email accounts...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google are different in that they've shown that they can make a *lot* of revenue, and they are (seemingly) doing so through GMail. Pretty much all of Google's other services are entirely free to the client (even Picasa), so I don't see why they'll charge for Gmail.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Estel wrote:
Google are different in that they've shown that they can make a *lot* of revenue, and they are (seemingly) doing so through GMail. Pretty much all of Google's other services are entirely free to the client (even Picasa), so I don't see why they'll charge for Gmail.

Google's main interest now is the so called shareholder value...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minofifa wrote:
The deciding facotr for me was how i could not set up hotmail as an account in thunderbird, that is a HUGE time waster for me.

I agree. Hotmail is a HUGE time waster.

Let's see. I haven't logged in for a few weeks. Oops! All my mail has been deleted! What a great service.

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