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Old 06. Aug 2012, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for email client as close to OE as I can get

I'm in process of replacing the last of my XP machines to 7 and I really want to keep the functionality I have with OE. I've given WLM a go and what a let down it's been. There are many, many features now removed with WLM but the one I used probably as much as anything was to be able to view and manipulate the source code of an email.

Does anyone know of a client like OE that you can view/edit source code? As this is my first post here, I'm going to risk a lifetime ban and plead ignorance by saying I don't even care if it's free or not. Yes, I would pay cash, check or money order if I could find a decent replacement.

Like I said, I've used the 'new' WLM and I can't do half the things I can with OE. The last time I had an alternate client was when I was using Windows 95, and that client had a built in fax option. Actually, that would still be nice to have as most of my banking requests, (like wire transfers), have to be submitted by fax. It's been so long I can't remember the name of that client.

Anyway, all suggestions are appreciated and please don't tell the moderator I said I didn't care if it was freeware or not....
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Old 06. Aug 2012, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyway, all suggestions are appreciated and please don't tell the moderator I said I didn't care if it was freeware or not....
Well, no need for anyone to tell on you, when the moderators have their eyes and ears everywhere on this site and forum .

Welcome to the forum .

Well, while you are willing to pay for a program, but as a freeware site/forum, we do not allow discussion/mention of commercial software here. I am afraid that if discussion turns to commercial software, we will have to delete posts, and maybe take appropriate action too. However, if members want to suggest commercial software, this can be done via the PM, without posting it here in the public forum, or mentioning about it.

Apart from that, there is no problem discussing free software here.

Have you taken a look at this review that we have on the main site ?

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ail-client.htm
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Old 06. Aug 2012, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Anupam,

I sort of figured there were mod's online, just trying to keep it light hearted. While kidding about the 'lifetime ban', I did not realize open discussion of commercial email clients or other commercial applications, were adamantly forbidden. Okay, I get that. I can see how that could turn into a real mess if allowed.

I will review the link you suggested, thank you for that. And thank you for the heads up on commercial apps.
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I sort of figured there were mod's online, just trying to keep it light hearted.
Yes, we know, and we like it that way here . I had an attempt at humor in the previous post, but looks like it did not get across. Oh, well .

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Yes, it can, and that is why we have such rules in place. For years, this site and forum has been passionate about freeware, and we would like to keep it this way. Also, with the problem of spam, and advertising and stuff, we have to keep the commercial stuff to either none, or minimum.

Thanks for understanding, and hope you find a viable alternative .
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I finally settled for DreamMail although I'd rather have OE back. It's chinese and the GUI has a couple of hiccups in translation however you CAN edit the source code of an email being composed by right clicking on the body and choose Edit HTML source. While viewing an email sent to you you can click the Source tab at the bottom.

It doesn't do newsgroups, it has pretty icky templates but you can fiddle with them and the contacts are better than OE.

You can import from OE and export to .eml (as well as other formats for both) and you can import your WAB file or a CSV. (However it doesn't keep your groups or sorting of contacts)

The only other email programme I found last year (when I tried about 8 programmes) that allowed editing of source code was foxmail.

Hope that is of some help.
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