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Does anyone else NOT use Outlook Express?

It seems like everyone uses Outlook for checking emails, I don't. Am I missing something by not using it?? What is so great about it?? As you can tell, I have never used it, but I'm wondering if I should be. Does it have special features? I mean, I can set-up my crappy Yahoo mail to do pop3.

Please tell me if I'm missing something.
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i wish i didnt, but it checks myhotmail, thats the only reason. I wish i could set up hotmail on something else

I use outlook express and Outlook2k at work

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Never have, never would. However Outlook Express is not the same as Outlook which I do use.
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I do use it because it is free.

I used to use eudora however my cd was an older version which crashed often(it did not like html mail) and it was too expensive to upgrade so i went with the free outlook express.
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Didn't everybody in the world get a copy of Outlook when MS was offering it free?
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Didn't everybody in the world get a copy of Outlook when MS was offering it free?
no, not me . I have a friend who has outlook 2000 and I think he got another version recently 2001(?). he has offered to give me a backup copy if i wanted it

are there any advantages to having outlook versus express?
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Originally posted by gcribbs
no, not me . I have a friend who has outlook 2000 and I think he got another version recently 2001(?). he has offered to give me a backup copy if i wanted it

are there any advantages to having outlook versus express?
Well you should back it up then because O.E. sucks!
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Well you should back it up then because O.E. sucks!
I agree backups of your important software is a must

so it is a lot better i gather. maybe i need to see for myself.
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I use Forte Agent. And can thus sit back and laugh at all of the various Outlook viruii that make their rounds.
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Originally posted by Darren Garrison
I use Forte Agent. And can thus sit back and laugh at all of the various Outlook viruii that make their rounds.
Yea, one more for Agent!
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I'm still using Eudora Pro 3.05... have been using it for almost 6 years now. I have over 70,000 e-mail messages archived in it, and it still works fine
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OE? No.
I do use Outlook though.
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OK, so what exactly is Outlook, AND Outlook Express, and what do they do?

Sorry if this is a totally rediculous question, but I honestly don't know anything about either.
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never have... never will..

and as an IT person.. I wont ever take a job supporting a company that uses outlook.. considering over 90% of all viruses written, are written specifically for outlook users!

i played around with several small ones.. and settled on calypso.. very minimal resources, and has the few features I wanted
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But what exactly IS Outlook/Outlook Express? Is it just for email?
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Originally posted by dvdsteve2000
But what exactly IS Outlook/Outlook Express? Is it just for email?
email, organizer, newsgroups

but there are much better programs for all three of those things!
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Originally posted by twikoff
never have... never will..

and as an IT person.. I wont ever take a job supporting a company that uses outlook..
You must be independently wealthy or do the IT work as a hobby!

You obviously turn down 90% of the business that comes your way too!
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Originally posted by Sonicflood


You must be independently wealthy or do the IT work as a hobby!

You obviously turn down 90% of the business that comes your way too!
nope.. the company Im working for currently uses notes.. which has plenty of problems in itself.. but nowhere close to those of outlook

and out of the 15-20 companies that ive interviewed with in the past 3 years.. only 2 of them used outlook..
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I use the netscape mail program because that's what my ISP suggest.
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I've been using Outlook Experss for mac since I switched over, since I really didn't like the mac version of Eudora. It's been pretty decent, actually. I don't use it for usenet, only email.

I used to use Eudora Pro at work, which I thought was fine, but they switched the whole place over to Groupwise, so I'm forced to use that now. If you want a truly shiitty email experience, Groupwise is the way to go.

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