TB runs on Win 8 and is constantly updated which can be a problem for a
paid reader or any paid software for that matter.
I use TB for mail and newsreader but previously was using paid Eudora
for email but it would not handle email well on Vista and now defunct
there were no cures for problems.
Not sure how Mozilla gets its support but besides donors there is the ad
Might mention that news.mozilla.org is full of product discussion with a
lot of their contributors discussing issues and guide to solving
I use TB too.
With its various mostly free add-ons for calendar management and
Contacts management, it gives much of the power of Outlook.
One paid add-on that I particularly like is BirdieSync. It
automatically syncs your contact list and calendar on your smartphone
with those in TB, whenever you plug your smartphone into your computer.
It might very well run on Win8. I have no Win8 platform available to
try it. However, softpedia shows that xananews 188.8.131.520 is compatible
with all versions of Windows. That listing was updated as of Feb 11,
WinMail came integrated with Vista, not Win7 or Win8.
Win Live Mail which can be installed in Win8 should not be used in its
current version or default configuration for nntp because of
unacceptable quote level handling.
Older WLM versions or modifications can be used to enable WLM to handle
quote levels acceptably. Win 7 is pretty easily hacked to use WinMail
and so can Win8 be.
For those who cherish OE, hacked WinMail is the closest thing to it for
Win7 and Win8.
Longer discussion of Win8 + WinMail
How to install Windows Mail on Windows 8.
How to use Winmail on Windows 8.
This is like saying what's your favorite car. I haven't tried a lot
of newsreaders so I can't speak from preference but I've used Forte
Agent which is pretty good and often I read others like Thunderbird. I
have no experience with Thunderbird.
I decided to try Thunderbird, which isn't too bad, but takes a bit of
getting used to. One thing so far I dislike is the group isn't marked as
read when I exit. I have to manually mark the group as read. The other
thing I don't like is the automatic expansion of a topic when I open a
group. Ok, that was two items, but that's it thus far.
Perhaps I'll try a few before a final decision.
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