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    Several months ago I switched from Outlook (2003) to Gmail and I'm so glad I did. The problem of being away from my main PC and needing to refer to some old email didn't bite me very often, but it's darned inconvenient when it happens.

    Plus I now have the option of using a smart phone to access my emails.

    By setting up additional POP3 accounts in Gmail, I've consolidated several email accounts into one central repository.

    And the search facility: WOW! Much better than anything I've ever experienced with Outlook
    (search just works, and works very quickly).

    This advice, on getting all my old emails into Gmail, worked a treat!
    Simplified Guide to Importing All Your Archive Email Into Gmail | Zoli's Blog

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    Default Thanks all for the suggestions...

    Don't really use Calendar much, so I'll try Thunderbird, and maybe the gmail integration option

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    I'm using windows live mail client and I think it's pretty darn good. I found Outlook to be slow and bloated however the windows live mail client is pretty snappy and does the job very well.

    Cheers

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    Outlook 2010 by itself is only £90

    Microsoft Outlook 2010 (PC DVD): Amazon.co.uk: Software

    If you buy it now, it will save you the bother of regretting to buy it later on.

    And next time you buy a laptop, check carefully what software comes on it!

    Re: outlook being slow and bloated.
    Check your data file sizes, it is worthwhile keeping them down to a reasonable size and archiving old emails into a completely different data file.
    This has the added benefit of speeding up search in windows 7 as its not having to index a 6gb mail file
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    Re: outlook being slow and bloated.
    Check your data file sizes, it is worthwhile keeping them down to a reasonable size and archiving old emails into a completely different data file.
    This has the added benefit of speeding up search in windows 7 as its not having to index a 6gb mail file
    This is very user unfriendly and typical MS!

    Yet another reason to move to Gmail IMO.

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    Been using Pegasus for years - not to everyones taste I suppose but I like it and it has the added benefit of not being another Outlook clone
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