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Funkodrom
26-01-2004, 22:51:57
So I downloaded Eudora. Fuck you Outlook express!

I should have got Eudora ages ago anyway, outlook express is shit and I'm not paying for a mail client.

It is now importing my outlook data, hopefully it'll find the 'lost' messages.

Funkodrom
26-01-2004, 23:11:41
Nope, it seems to be dead. Apparently it's rubbish at holding large numbers of messages. Whoops. I'm used to notes, got about 40,000 messages in my mail file at work. (cleared a load out recently)

protein
26-01-2004, 23:28:03
Talking to yourself again Funky?

Scabrous Birdseed
26-01-2004, 23:30:58
Did you accidentally program a notes function that sent a 120mb server backup file in an infinate loop to yourself?

(Cause I know someone who once did...)

Darkstar
27-01-2004, 02:21:17
So, you said "Fuck You!" to Outlook Express, but discovered Eudora won't do what you need? How said. What did Outlook Express do to you when you went crawling back?

Funkodrom
27-01-2004, 09:31:38
Not really, I'll use Eudora from now on, just wish I'd changed ages ago like I meant to instead of being lazy and waiting for twatting Outlook Express to shit on all my messages.

Darkstar
27-01-2004, 10:12:03
Cool. I don't care for Outlook Express. Might as well use Eudora or some other nice email client. OE I find ok for the occasional browsing of USENET, but that's about it for me.

Funkodrom
27-01-2004, 10:19:31
Yeah... my temporary use of it at home turned into a couple of years... d'oh.

Darkstar
27-01-2004, 10:24:02
:lol:
Definition of lazy!

You know, Funko, that's the reason M$ puts OE on... for people that do what you did. Just be lazy...

Nav
27-01-2004, 13:34:45
Outlook Express kept automatically deleting my sub-folders in my inbox.

Moved up to Outlook 2002 and it's working well (especially combined with that spam filter I mentioned elsewhere)

MDA
27-01-2004, 18:57:28
The queen knighted Gates. WTF is wrong with that woman?

Besides the royal inbreeding, I mean.

I also forgot to mention that I have been using Eudora for years now and I like it. I'm forced to use Outlook by the IT nazis at work, though.

Just disabled HTML viewing in Eudora last week. It was much less work than figuring out how to do the same with outlook (although it ended up being a matter of adding a new line in the registry in the end, IIRC)

Funkodrom
27-01-2004, 19:09:18
It works after a reboot, so deleted 1800 messages and am now installing and importing back into Eudora again,

Darkstar
27-01-2004, 20:50:49
Another thing about OE that is meant to make you upgrade to a "real" email client... it has some horrible memory leaks.

Nav, that's the setup I've got at home... Outlook 2002/XP with the SpamBayen filter. Works fantastic for me. Haven't had a spam mail slip through to my inbox for close to 9 months now, and haven't had any false good messages classified as spam by it. Fantastic record for spam filtering.

MDA
27-01-2004, 23:28:08
I have to keep an eye on my junk box for Eudora, but I've only had the Eudora version with the spam filter working for a little over a week. The previous version didn't have it.

Its supposed to train itself over time, but I don't know how long to expect.