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Is Windows Mail in W10 the same as Outlook?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Why the use of the word App instead of Programs and where is my cane grandson!?


Here is the deal, for some reason, I have to install Outlook.

Normal Outlook ended in 2013 not inc Home & Student, which is what they bought. Outlook is available in 2010, in 2007 except H&S.

Had 2007 or maybe 2003 somewhere, but that key is long gone.


They've tried Thunderbird, but the fixation on Outlook is real. Clueless to Bills 365 steady money stream of greed, not sure what else to do.

Can D/L Office 2013 from Bills website. The key is another story.

What happens when you buy a cheap MS key online, and it turns out the seller sold the same key many times over, and Bill finds out about it?


Moving onwards


Alternatives to Outlook.

Its a ISP email address.





1. Mailbird

If the complicated layout and user interface is your biggest qualm with Outlook, then Mailbird is definitely one of the best alternatives to Outlook out there. Mailbird is designed around the user—a clean user interface, an intuitive user experience and simple design that allows for quick navigation through the app. It’s because of this that most people can master the application within 5 minutes, whereas Outlook can take days or longer to get used to.

A common concern of those not familiar with Mailbird is that it doesn’t have as many features as Outlook. This is not the case. In fact, in many ways, Mailbird’s features are more sophisticated than Outlook’s, and they are delivered in a way that doesn’t clutter or complicate your experience using the app.





2. Gmail - funny how I just upchucked a bit there



3. eM Client

eM Client is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Outlook as far as user interface and experience goes. It offers a simple, user-friendly design that is not complicated by too many bells and whistles. The layout is also customizable to your preferences, which makes the experience even easier on the user. It has a built-in calendar and instant messaging app, and it supports all the main email provider (e.g., Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc.).




4. Thunderbird I mentioned, they tried it, figure I will give them more options to try.





5. Windows Mail

The Windows Mail app is a contender for an Outlook alternative due to its simple setup and use. While it won’t have as many features as the other email clients on this list, it comes with a Window 10 operating system, and therefore requires much less effort to start using. Windows Mail is best for people with simple needs, focusing primarily on basic email communication. (Note: If you are not a Windows user, the nearly identical alternative on Mac would be Apple Mail.)






Windows 10 Mail vs. Outlook: Should You Switch?

The Windows 10 Mail app replaces the need for Outlook, at least for many users. As with most apps, you’ll love some features, but find yourself missing others. We asked: Is Windows 10 Mail worth the switch from Outlook?


If you’ve used Outlook 2016 or 2013, you’ll notice that the Windows 10 Mail app is essentially the stripped down version of the more powerful Outlook.

Mail app is made more for individuals instead of businesses


Features, such as ignoring conversations, emptying the delete and junk folders, reporting as junk and creating new folders, are absent in the app


You can still send, receive and organize messages. Before completely switching, it’s a good idea to test out the app to see if it offers all the features you want or if Outlook is still the better option for you. You can install and run the free app simultaneously with your Outlook, so there’s no risk in trying it out.









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eM Client is worth considering.

Also - Opera Mail is nice, even if discontinued (not so much changes happens if we're talking about emails, so even old Presto renderer is enough for email client).

The Bat is nice (but hard to configure), Pegasus Mail may be nice (but extremely hard to configure).


There is no one perfect email client right now on the market. You may choose some stupid IMAP only clients works like webmail or email clients that are good but looks like authors still likes win98 style programs (separate windows for every task? come on - browsers has tabs for years!).


I'm still waiting for one good email client.


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I'll be honest Outlook 2016 is pretty decent, I use it at the office.

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As a student, I get the newest version(s) Office 365 for free. But honestly, I find the interface too hard to use for some reason, so I don't bother using Outlook. The only Office 365 app I use sometimes is MS Word.


Why don't you like Gmail lol? Gmail has a nice interface IMO.

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If you have outlook available I'd use it. I tend to not have my mail going anywhere but my macbook and iphone though. I don't want to get the constant mail notifications while I'm playing a game.

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