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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

A

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

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