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    Default A better email client than Mail?

    Hello friends.
    I am looking for an email client that is better than Mail (for both Mac OS and iOs devices). I read about (now owned by Goog), is it any good?

    I suppose I should mention this
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    What is it you want from an email client that Mail is not providing? When I first switched to Mac, one of the first things I installed was Mozilla's Thunderbird email client. But Mail has improved a lot, and is every bit as good now.
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    Love using Mail, no issues at all....

    Though i moved recently from Gmail via browser. But I have decided to use everything stock now.
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Love using Mail, no issues at all....

    Though i moved recently from Gmail via browser. But I have decided to use everything stock now.
    There is that one little pesky bug in Mail for Mountain Lion... where if you use rules to move mail from the inbox to a folder (or move the mail manually), when you reply, the replies come from the default address within Mail, and not necessarily the email address to which the original message was sent.

    http://forums.imore.com/os-x-softwar...l-address.html
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    I set up all my rules server side. Why would you do it at the client side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I set up all my rules server side. Why would you do it at the client side?
    POP3 mail accounts don’t support server side rules...
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    My God! People still use pop3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    My God! People still use pop3?
    Um, yeah... over half of my email accounts are POP3. Sad fact of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Um, yeah... over half of my email accounts are POP3. Sad fact of life.
    Dang, dude! Have you considered porting them elsewhere?
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    Default A better email client than Mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    My God! People still use pop3?
    Even major Internet service providers like Verizon FIOS only offer pop3.

    Which is why I have gmail pull all my Verizon email into my gmail account.
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    I know Comcast has only ever offered pop3. Of course, I've always recommended people not use their carrier email so that when they get annoyed with the speed of their ISP and want to change, or move and can't get their old ISP, they have a reliable email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Dang, dude! Have you considered porting them elsewhere?
    The majority of the POP3 accounts are not under my control to port - stuff like non-profits that I assist - I need email accounts that they provide for communications... so I am sort of stuck.
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    Generally I like Mail, but as some are contending here, it isn't perfect. I was just wondering if there's such an email client that rises above all, kinda like a SupermanMail or a WonderwomanMail, or better yet: a Bugs-bunnyMail...
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    there's been some talk about this one: from the design point of vew very promissing; some good ideas for mail and process organization as well.
    problem - there doesn't seem much to be happening on the development side, but hopes have been high for a while.
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    Default Re: A better email client than Mail?

    about the first thing I had no issues or inside crumbling with when I switched to the iphone is the native Mail app

    its spot on
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