9.02.2006

That's all folks...for today anyway-upadated

that's it for today.
I'm taking KY to the circus.

Nothing before noon tomorrow in case you want to stand down from the computer screen.

If any of you want to recommend good mail programs that work for multiple incoming accounts that I can download off the web I'd be glad to hear about it. Mac compatible of course (and no guff from anyone about that please) I'm not real happy with Eudora and I don't want to keep trying different ones if there's a clear front runner amongst y'all.

Thanks for your suggestions! I managed to figure out how to get multiple emails on my mac mail program, which is the easiest, but I do like the Thunderbird program. I just can't get it to send mail. Receives fine. The tribulations of living by electron!!

Ok, time for coffe, a cruller, and then back to work!


tks.

37 comments:

McKoala said...

Honestly I don't know how you do all this in a single day. I'm having trouble keeping up, and I'm only reading – mind you it is father's day here so I'm slightly handicapped by the constant need to pamper DH by hand feeding him delicacies and parade his children in front of him looking vaguely clean and tidy to prove what a fine job he did in producing them (well it was an important five minutes). And that's before Granddad (93) arrives for his Patriarch's BBQ.

This is great, though, thank you so much. Every time I think that you might have reached the bottom of your vast barrel of generosity and knowledge you just reach a little deeper, and I just keep learning.

Thanks also to all the snarklings, especially those who are commenting on everything - go and get some sleep!

Ali said...

Have fun at the circus.

As to e-mail clients--I use Microsoft Entourage (it came with my Office package). It works pretty well for me--and I manage 4 e-mail accounts with the thing.

Noel Lynne Figart said...

"Mail" which comes with OSX can handle multiple accounts just fine.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the Mac vs PC commercials on TV? Funny, and clever. I have a Mac. Love it. Why would I want a PC since I'm not doing spread sheets or filling out forms. I use my husband's laptop PC, but only to connect online. He has a PC because his company requires it. They didn't pay for it - they just require it. Remind me to thank them for that.

Eliza said...

I use Mozilla's Thunderbird for three email addresses, and I can't think of a thing I'd change about it.

Knowing you're a Mac person makes me adore you more.

Simon Haynes said...

Email client? No contest: Mozilla Thunderbird

It's a free download for Windows, Mac & Linux - I've not seen the Mac version running but the Windows & Linux ones are sweet.

Anonymous said...

Thunderbird

http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

Part of the mozilla suite (the used-to-be netscape, eons ago).

Also, firefox (the current mozilla browser) is great, imho.

eric said...

The free Thunderbird email client from Mozilla will do the trick for you. www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

Sarah said...

Thunderbird.

http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/all.html

A Former Eudora User

Fahim said...

I was a long time Eudora user and then switched to Thunderbird. I'm not a Mac user myself and so am absolutely certain but I believe it works on a Mac as well. Of course, it's still slightly rough around the edges but still, it does a few things better than Eudora.

Marlo said...

Thunderbird, brought to you by Mozilla. It's not perfect, but I found it to still be far above Eudora. When I was scouring for a Eudora replacement, I tried every email program known to man or geek, and Thunderbird was the best I could find. Plus, it's free. :)

It can even import your Eudora mail--folders and all.

I'm on Windows, but it has a Mac version. You can find it at mozilla.com

Anonymous said...

I heart Mozilla Thunderbird. this review has details about its strengths and weaknesses.

Anonymous said...

This crapometer stuff is really eye-opening. Many of the things Miss Snark and the Snarklings love wouldn't get me past the first paragraph at the bookstore, let alone to the counter with my wallet in my hand.

No wonder I get as giddy as Scrooge on Christmas morning when I finally find something to buy. My tastes are apparently out of style. :(

Anonymous said...

I'm on a PC running Mozilla's Thunderbird. They've got a Mac OS X version, and it downloads my mail from .com account and my earthlink account.

It's very similar to Netscape's program, but prettier and not owned by AOL.

Michele said...

Hee hee, thanks for the notice. I guess I won't have any excuse to take breaks from revising my WIP tomorrow morning.

Enjoy your much-deserved respite from your snarktacular crapometer.

angieg said...

Yowsers. My brain was starting to smoke after reading only about 10 entries. I can't imagine reading 100 plus queries a week. You're earning your gin, Miss Snark.

Gina Black said...

I'm assuming you are running some version of OSX. Mail (which comes with it--and may be residing in your Applications folder) works best, IMHO. Otherwise, Thunderbird works well. I don't like Eudora either.

Bravo, Miss Snark, for sharing with us your wisdom and wit today. I always learn so much from the Crapometer!

Katrina Stonoff said...

I use Apple's mail program. It *will* let you download mail from multiple accounts, but it dumps them all in a common inbox without distinction. Not much help there!

Maybe I just haven't learned how to use it though.

Anonymous said...

Dear Snark,
In defence of some contributors, you did say in the rules that uncompleted work would be welcomed and the minimum query was 14 words, ending with love ya, let's have lunch. Maybe some of them believed you.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if it can download from multiple accounts, but perhaps Thunderbird suits your needs. At least it's free.

http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

Robert Billing said...

Evolution, which supports multiple mailboxes now exists for Mac

http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Special:Downloads/evolution/builds/

although this is really a beta test release and not properly supported yet.

Thunderbird is really the mail client of the old Netscape/Mozilla browser, and also does multiple mailboxes.

http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

It's not quite as elegant as evolution but it is older and more stable.

The virtue of these, being open source, is that they will work more or less the same on Mac, Linux and (if you really must) windows.

Anonymous said...

You should be able to set up multiple mail accounts with the Mac OS X Mail program that comes installed with your operating system.

However, if you don't like that one, you might try Thunderbird, from mozilla.com--the same crew who brought the world the excellent Firefox web browser.

Anonymous said...

I use Microsoft Entourage with my Mac, running OS X. It's not free and I don't know if you can download it, but it sorts my mail into folders by address and sender and any way I feel like organizing it.

caramaena said...

I'm using Apple's Mail program and it works well. It handles multiple email accounts and yes Katrina, you can set it up so each account has it's own mailbox.

BuffySquirrel said...

I think maybe when Miss Snark said we could query on uncompleted works, she envisaged that we would pretend, for the purposes of querying, that they were finished. Yanno.

Anonymous said...

I love my gmail account. You can keep everything as it has a large storage capacity, and it groups the same threads as a conversation, so you don't have to re-sort or search for the original email. It's free and it was so easy to import my contacts.

And I am a newbie to Miss Snark but I so love the crapometer. So fun and so helpful.

LJCohen said...

I am another thunderbird devotee. I use the PC version, but I assume that mac version has similar features. YOu can download mail from multiple servers and have it move the mail into subfolders base on keywords.

I use it to aggregate my aol and gmail addresses.

bardwell said...

I have three mail acounts and run Firefox's Thunderbird mail tool on my Mac. I also use the Firefox Mac browser, Camino, partly because I support open-source software, but mostly because they work beautifully.

Anonymous said...

As others have suggested, Mozilla Thunderbird is the way to go, IMHO. I currently have it polling about 8 different accounts and with its message filters, you can automagically sort and file incoming mail with ease.

Anonymous said...

Miss Snark,
Are you sure this crap-o-meter is not too much for you? You sound almost, well...human this morning.

Chumplet said...

I love my email program on my lovely new (used) Powerbook G4. My husband set it up and I think it has the Mail program running on OSX. If you specify a key word in the subject line (i.e. query) and create a folder, the mail will pop into that folder immediately. I'm not sure about the multiple account thing, I'll have to wait until my DH wakes up so I can ask him.

But I'm sure you already got your answer to your question! I probably wouldn't be able to convey his information to you, anyway. It's so HARD to translate Geekese to plain English.

mata said...

Having used Thunderbird, Apple Mail and Eudora, I have settled for now on Mail. It handles my numerous email accounts quite well, in separate mailboxes (although it does have a mass inbox), and you can set up "smart mailboxes", like the smart playlists in iTunes.

Note to anonymous: Gmail is fine for some things, but it *is* an email account, it doesn't help you handle other email accounts.

jude calvert-toulmin said...

Just got an email back from my computer guru mate. He said try Mozilla Thunderbird - as a lot of other people have recommended I see! :)

Terry said...

Sending email -- there's something about having to make sure your outgoing server settings are set correctly. I keep finding this out (slow learner) when I go out of town and replying doesn't work from the hotel servers, although getting stuff in works just fine.

dirty dingus said...

I'll join the chorus recommending Thunderbird. Multiple email accounts in differnet folder trees and the possibility to combine some together into one tree. Spam controls. Automatic categorizing.

Anonymous said...

if you are still having email troubles...usually if I can't send mail it's related to the outgoing SMTP server. Your ISP's server should be in Eudora's settings somewhere. If not, in theory, your ISP should tell you. I had to beat the information out of Adelphia's website.

Thunderbird claims to be able to handle more than one SMTP server, but it doesn't work for all providers. If you have more than one SMTP server specified, that might a problem.

Anonymous said...

E-mail... depends on the volume and how you like to sort. I get nearly 500 messages a day across five accounts--I've found that PowerMail works best for me. Awesome sorting, faster IMAP access than Apple Mail, and a bit easier to understand for folks transitioning from Eudora.