An Email Client Better Than Outlook Express?

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Infopackets Reader Francoise D. writes:

" Dear Infopackets Team,

Many thanks for your great web site!

I recently read an article that said that Outlook Express (OE) does not reclaim empty space after an email permanently removed from the Deleted Items folder. The article went on to say that only compresses its folders when it reaches a certain point (whenever that is).

This bothers me because I get a lot of mail, and I hate to think that although the emails are deleted, the space is still being wasted. Do you know of other email programs that handle their folders in a more practical and efficient way? "

Doug's response:

To answer your question: Yes!

There are several email clients available for download that work as you have described. In fact, the email client I use instead of Outlook Express is Eudora from Qualcomm. Eudora is nothing new to the Internet scene, but it certainly is a fantastic email program and definitely worthy of a mention.

Setup for Eudora is very straightforward and it can even import your settings and address book from Outlook Express. Eudora is a full-featured program and is available for both Windows and Mac OS; it also supports French, German, Japanese (and English, of course)! You can allow Eudora to set a default location on your hard drive for your mail folders, or you can set it for any folder you choose.

The unpaid registration of Eudora puts an unobtrusive 1" square advertisement in the lower left corner of the screen. Eudora does have a paid registration mode, but all that really gives you is Tech Support and a few highly specialized functions. The download is the same software for either mode.

I suggest you look at the web site and see for yourself. It will be well worth the time!

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