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July 18, 2013

Thunderbird

I used to have my work and personal emails all forwarded to the same email client (MS Outlook), but since getting a smartphone, I have realized that it is nice to keep them separate -- so I have set out to do just that, both on my phone and on the multiple PC's that I use.

The quickest, easiest solution I could come up with was to find a simple, free email client that I could have my personal emails sent to, and I would keep outlook for business email (as well as contacts and calendar). A quick search pulled up Mozilla Thunderbird, so I decided to give it a try.

Setting up Thunderbird was a snap, and it was able to correctly execute configuration of my personal email server settings on the first try -- without any manual assistance from yours truly. Outlook has never been able to do that. It doesn't do everything quite like Outlook, but for personal use, it is more than adequate.

Considering the price, I won't complain too much about what Thunderbird lacks compared to Outlook...