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September 5, 2016 at 12:20 PM #22108September 5, 2016 at 12:44 PM #800981ucodegenParticipant
Windows 10 home – you just named the #1 problem there. Microsoft is even blocking installation of open source software if it does not comply with Microsoft guidelines when running family safety.. this includes Firefox, Chrome. It ignores the obvious elephant being that filtering does not occur in the browser, it occurs on the connection, ie kernel – but Microsoft wants to push ‘Edge’.
That said, I use Thunderbird. I’ve connected it to Yahoo, Gmail, and Corporate networks. It does use an encrypted transfer from the mail server, which not all Mail browsers use. I do think that Thunderbird needs to look at how it does its software update though. Best method right now is manual, though it does have an automated one.
NOTE: I have not run it on Windows 10 home though. I have it running on Windows 7, 8, 8.1.
More on why Microsoft’s approach is probably doomed to failure (with respect to kid filtering):September 5, 2016 at 6:41 PM #800982spdrunParticipant
Micro$hite parental controls are as useful as nipples on a male anyway. Disable ’em and run the browser that you want.
As far as mail client, I’ll second the vote for Thunderbird. It’s cross platform, free, clean interface, flexible, etc. Only things are missing are calendar and Exchange support, but I don’t use Exchange (hosted, cloud, or local) so I’m not missing much.September 5, 2016 at 9:16 PM #800983ucodegenParticipant
[quote=spdrun] Only things are missing are calendar and Exchange support, but I don’t use Exchange (hosted, cloud, or local) so I’m not missing much.[/quote]I have one instance of Thunderbird connected to an exchange server (both Office365 cloud based and company server based). There is a calendaring function built in through a plugin (I think it is called Lightning). I don’t have it ‘integrated’ with the other servers though. While there is standardization on Email servers, there isn’t much on Calendars. Trying to sync with Yahoo’s calendar is a go-oneway only proposition. Thunderbird also has issues with how Yahoo handles Junk mail (I dumped the protocol exchange and it is Yahoo’s fault).
I am at version 45.1 and I think I am 2 minor revs behind the current.September 5, 2016 at 10:38 PM #800984gzzParticipant
You should go back to using outlook.September 5, 2016 at 10:40 PM #800985gzzParticipant
My experience with Thunderbird is that it is like 8% worse than outlook all around.
It can be hard to beat free however.September 7, 2016 at 5:27 AM #801005moneymakerParticipant
Just noticed that Cox has an advanced webmail login so i think I’ll try that for a little while and see how it goes.September 7, 2016 at 6:31 AM #801008spdrunParticipant
Cable company (Cocks or otherwise) email is generally a sick joke.September 7, 2016 at 9:06 PM #801029ltsdddParticipant
Eudora. One of the better products created by Q.
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