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This is not my usual post, but I wanted to share the result of my research (and frustration) regarding email desktop clients for Windows.I found a depressing lack of innovation and one software even transmitted personal data over unencrypted connection.
I can’t recommend to install Mail Bird and if you already did, you should remove it. It’s a fine and refreshing email client but it still lacks some important features such as an unified inbox if you need to manage more than one email address (who doesn’t? Anyway, it could be the best client on the planet, until they don’t let you decide what information is sent back to them, the software should be avoided. In my tests Task Manager never exceeded the 15MB mark with an average of just 8-11MB of ram constantly used. None of the email accounts I tried have been configured automatically, not even the usual suspects (hotmail and gmail).You have to download a unified setup program and selectively install Windows Live Mail from the advanced options, otherwise you end up with Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and God knows what other crap. It obviously connects very well to Microsoft services, but Gmail and Yahoo work as well (like any other IMAP/POP3 account).It’s pretty light and snappy, with an average of 40mb of ram constantly used.The interface also needs quite some time to be personalized and some options are hard to find or not trivial to use.To rearrange the columns in the email list for example you can’t simply drag and drop them; you have to go in the preferences, change the column arrangement (without preview), click apply, see if the end result suits you and repeat until you are satisfied. If you need to heavily customize the interface and you have many email address, the initial setup might take quite some time.Honestly a company so desperate about my data is not worth my trust. Google acquired the little Mac and i Phone app few years ago and basically killed the project.
Email changed and Mail Bird (and Sparrow before it) tries to change the client with it.
Indeed soon after the installation you receive the first spam email from the Mail Bird team, alas you are kindly subscribed to their mailing list (you can unsubscribe of course).
I was pretty shocked so I contacted Mail Bird support and they put me in contact with their CTO.
For a recent work I had to build myself a dedicated Windows machine.
It was since 2008 that I didn’t use a Windows computer on a daily basis so I had to spend quite some time to find what’s new in the Windows software landscape.
What it completely lacks is any kind of spam filter. It can be a good or a bad point to you, but email evolved and I find this lack of innovation quite annoying.