Friday, June 1, 2007

Friday Freebie - A New Way To Get Your Spam On

So you're not that into the webmail scene. It's cool, I hear ya. There's a lot to be said for "old fashioned", pop3 email accounts. But most pop3 users are still messing with Outlook Express, since that's what their ISP had them install to setup the account. And don't get me wrong - OE is a decent program, if not a little bloated, buggy, and unstable. You do have alternatives, though, and one of them is Thunderbird:

From Mozilla, the same folks that brought you Firefox, Thunderbird is a free email client for your PC or Mac. It features all the basic things you've come to expect from an email client, such as tagging, searching, message templates, signatures - it's all there. Plus, it's a small, streamlined piece of software, so you can load it fast and work quickly.

Now let's say you have both a pop3 and a Gmail account, as most of us do. Thunderbird has you covered there as well. It has the ability to access both pop3 and webmail services, so you can view all your messages through a single interface. No more bouncing between programs just to send pictures of your kid to everyone in the universe.

Migrating between email clients can be a bit of a pain, so make sure you give this program a run through before you decide to officially make the switch. But this is definitely worth your time, so go grab the download right now. Then send me an email to let me know what you think, but don't include pictures of your kid. I only accept pics of funny cats and naked ladies.

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