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    Best Hotmail Email Client?

    Hey Everyone,

    I was curious if there was a good Hotmail email client for Ubuntu? I'm talking about as good as Outlook in terms of keeping my "webmail inbox" in sync with my local email client's inbox, importing contacts, etc?

    Is there anything as good as Outlook for Hotmail in Linux?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    Hi A4orce84.

    These days hotmail supports pop3 (in most countries I believe), so most mail clients can handle it very well.

    I personally use, and like very much, Thunderbird. I would recommend it.

    Just my thoughts.
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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    I have one hotmail account which I access via Evolution, and another via claws.
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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    +1 for Thunderbird.
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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    I tried Thunderbird, but it doesn't seem to "sync" with my webmail inbox. So for example, if I delete an email in Thunderbird, and visit hotmail.com, the email still exists on the actual web-based version of hotmail.

    I wanted something that would sync between the 2, so if I deleted an email in Thunderbird it would also be deleted from my web-based inbox.

    Or are you guys saying this is possible now?


    Thanks.

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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    Syncing functionality would be very difficult to achieve with Hotmail. Pop3 doesn't work that way. May be if you use the web plugin instead, but that creates other problems.

    If you are looking for truly sync, you need another protocol: IMAP. Unfortunately, free Hotmail does not support it. However, any free gmail account will do.

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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    so no hotmail solutions for sync'ing?

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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    Quote Originally Posted by A4orce84 View Post
    I tried Thunderbird, but it doesn't seem to "sync" with my webmail inbox. So for example, if I delete an email in Thunderbird, and visit hotmail.com, the email still exists on the actual web-based version of hotmail.

    I wanted something that would sync between the 2, so if I deleted an email in Thunderbird it would also be deleted from my web-based inbox.

    Or are you guys saying this is possible now?


    Thanks.
    In evolutions account settings there is a tickbox "delete messages on server" or leave for so many days. I thought TB had similar.

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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    From my understanding the "sync" issue is not really a hotmail problem per se, but instead a pop3 problem. I'm not familiar of anyway to get any pop3 account to sync bi-directionally as you want.

    In fact, I was under the impression that was one of the biggest reasons IMAP came along.

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    Re: Best Hotmail Email Client?

    I know Microsoft Outlook, and Windows Live Mail allow you to do this via the "Hotmail Connector"

    Link:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...010222518.aspx

    I wasnt sure if there was a hacked version for Thunderbird or anything out there yet.

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