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I haven’t had decent email software since Windows Live Mail, which is no longer supported, so I tried em Client ( www .emclient.com) after you gave it your Gold Award in Issue 442 ( bit.ly/webuser442). Sadly, it just wasn’t for me.
I want something that supports lots of email addresses (I have several), keeps them in a combined inbox and works with RSS feeds. I would also like a folder that combines all the unread emails from my contacts. em Client does some of those things, including the combined inbox, but it doesn’t also show all my emails individually.
At the moment, I’m stuck with Outlook and I have to look at each email address individually.
Alfredthegr8, Web User Forums
It might be worth checking out Thunderbird ( www.thunderbird .net), which won the Silver Award in the same test. It supports more than one email address, although I don’t
know if there’s a limit.
It doesn’t have a combined inbox but if you go to the View menu and choose Folders, then Unified, it will list all your emails from various inboxes in one place. You can separate them again by going back to Folders and choosing All. When they’re unified, you can sort them by clicking the various headings (such as Subject, Correspondents and Date), and you can open each email individually, too.
There are some useful links providing further information, such as this article about Thunderbird’s unified inbox ( bit.ly/uni446), how to set up RSS feeds ( bit.ly/trss446) and plenty of other information about Thunderbird ( bit.ly/thun446).
Madeline, Web User Forums
Mozilla’s Thunderbird email software lets you switch between several email accounts