I apologize for posting this in the woodworking group but this is the only
internet news group to which I subscribe. I am moving to Windows 8 and OE is
no longer supported. Does one of you have an alternative you can recommend?
Again, sorry for posting an off topic item here.
Ditto. I have used Thunderbird since Netscape left us. I like it
because it gives me the option of seeing each message in a stand alone
window, or as a pane on the main window. It is flexible and can be
modified to fit your style of browsing, with the navigation icons where
you want them
If you go with Thunderbird, I would consider also adding the addon
Lightning. This is a scheduling program that can send to and receive
invitation to events from user of Outlook and other scheduling program.
You can place Events and Task in your calendar.
My family uses it to track the events and task in our lives. We are retired.
Depending on your use, you may also want to consider Auto ReSize Image,
It is a customizable addon to automatically resize your photos. It is
very useful if you send a lot of pictures, and your camera takes
pictures in the Megabyte size.
Another is Mark All Read Button. This is especially useful in
newsgroups. After reviewing all of the messages of interest, clicking
this button and it marks all of the remaining messages in the newsgroup
On Thu, 22 May 2014 23:37:19 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard
I don't believe it's still available from Forte but it's still around
on the net. It hasn't been updated for five years, anyway. If you
want a newsreader that's been around that long without maintenance,
Gravity is also a good choice.
I use Forte Agent on my desktop too (no laptop). Agent is eminently
configurable and well supported should there be any problems ~ not
that problems are common. Worth every cent of the cost. (US $29) Forte
offers a 30 day free trial should anyone be interested in having a
look at it.
I like OE but present versions of Live Mail sucks for newsgroups. That
is what forced me to go elsewhere. The original version was OK, similar
to OE, but they improved it to the point it did not work very well with
I had the same problem. I liked OE because I could use it for both mail and
news; additionally, I could use HTML for mail.
I searched mightily for a replacement I liked; about all I found was
Thunderbird, didn't like it so I went back to OE which I am using at the
moment on my Win8 laptop to write this. I did that by setting up a virtual
machine with Oracle's Virtual Box and installing WinXP on that virtual
Neat, thanks, I am going to try it.
Also, thanks to this thread, I now have Windows Live Mail on my Win8
machine. I hadn't wanted it before due to the (supposed) need for a
Microsoft account. One of the replies mentioned that an account wasn't
needed, just d/l the Windows Essentials installer from MS, run it and untick
the other items it can install. I did so. I haven't actually used WLM yet
but it is very similar to OE...bigger, I would bet, and it has the sucky
faded out GUI that MS seems to think is wonderful but I could live with it.
Nice to have choices, thanks again :)
On Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:24:55 PM UTC-5, Dick Snyder wrote:
I remember that sad day when I could no longer use Outlook Express. It was clean, easy to manage, and easy on the eye.
Now I use google groups. There's not much to recommend it except that it's free on the web and easy to use.
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