Old 7th May 2008, 22:14   #1
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Gmail + Outlook

I'm looking to integrate my webmail with outlook or something of the sort but with some advanced features.

I'm not sure if this could be accomplished or not.

I have my main domain email which is web based and then i have all that mail forwarded to a dummy mail attendent account that PopPeeper uses to display I have new mail.

I want to be able to get my mail through a desktop client of some sort but, If I delete it, I want it to delete server side, if I archive it, it'll disappear client side and then archive it server side (not sure if that ones possible) but if I reply to it, I want to reply from my tucker@domainmail.com and not the mail attendent account.

Is any of this making sense?
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Old 7th May 2008, 22:26   #2
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Re: Gmail + Outlook

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I want to be able to get my mail through a desktop client of some sort but, If I delete it, I want it to delete server side
That's generally the idea of IMAP.

Gmail has IMAP support, but I remember it being slow and somewhat buggy.

I don't understand the purpose of the dummy email account. Why not just use PopPeeper to check the main account?

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Old 7th May 2008, 22:27   #3
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I'm soo used to Outlook now and I didn't like Thunderbird a long time ago, what would be your recommendation on a client?
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Old 7th May 2008, 22:28   #4
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Uh, Outlook has IMAP support.

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Old 7th May 2008, 22:29   #5
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I know it has IMAP support, i'm just wondering if there is a better client to use than outlook.
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Old 7th May 2008, 22:36   #6
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I mostly just use Gmail's webinterface. For my university email, Thunderbird works well for me. Maybe you could try using Google or, heaven forbid, searching the forums.

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I use Thunderbird only because I can minimize it to the system tray, and because it has popups when I get new mail.
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Old 8th May 2008, 11:42   #9
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I use Thunderbird only because I can minimize it to the system tray, and because it has popups when I get new mail.

claws does both of the above and has the added benefit of not eating resources

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Does it work on windows though, or just a port?
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I use Thunderbird only because I can minimize it to the system tray, and because it has popups when I get new mail.
Outlook does this as well.
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Old 8th May 2008, 21:56   #12
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Gotta pay for Outlook. Plus, it's proprietary.

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Old 8th May 2008, 23:15   #13
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Outlook is a whole lot easier to use than Thunderbird, and works a lot better than an Exchange server. In organisations the gains from using it probably outweigh the cost, especially when it comes with Office, which is hands-down the best office suite around.

Outlook (and other elements of Office) are the reason I have a second workstation at work. I do most of my work in Linux but I use Outlook on the Windows machine for calendaring, and if I really needed to draw a diagram I'd be tempted to once again go to Office.

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Old 9th May 2008, 00:29   #14
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Just use outlook with IMAP. I do that on my cell

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Old 9th May 2008, 01:10   #15
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Am I reading this thread right? Shit, I think I need to go gouge my eyes out, castrate myself, then walk across the country to tucker's house and eat him alive.

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Old 9th May 2008, 02:35   #17
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Am I reading this thread right? Shit, I think I need to go gouge my eyes out, castrate myself, then walk across the country to tucker's house and eat him alive.
If you have nothing to add to my threads, then stay the hell out of them. I'm sick of this whole write something witty that doesn't really help me out.

No I didn't search, why? Because I want this forum's user's opinions on mail software that will work with Gmail. It's called conversation and I kind of like to see what people like about this and don't like about that on this particular forum.

I'm not some dumbass new guy that doesn't know how to search so stop treating me as one.

As for the thread, I think i'm going to try Claws mail later and see how it works. It looks a bit lighter than Outlook. Thanks

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I don't understand the purpose of the dummy email account. Why not just use PopPeeper to check the main account?
I missed this, The dummy account has to be inplace because PopPeeper won't work with my domain email account--even though it's hosted with google.
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Old 9th May 2008, 03:03   #18
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Really? POP Peeper claims to support Gmail (or POP/IMAP at the very least, which Google's domain mail seems to provide).

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Really? POP Peeper claims to support Gmail (or POP/IMAP at the very least, which Google's domain mail seems to provide).
I actually havn't tried it with IMAP or POP, but just the regular Gmail part which didn't work. But, if I get Claws to work with IMAP (no real reason why it wouldn't work) it would elimante PopPeeper anyway. I'll install it later tonight.

Another reason I use my dummy mail account is it also forwards certain messages to my cell phone (Eg: Forum Notifcations, Certain Emails from certain people, etc)

I'll post back later tonight once I get Claws set up.
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Does it work on windows though, or just a port?
Well, it's not cross platform if that's what you're asking. It's not written entirely in ANSI C or anything.

However, there is a Windows port, yes.

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Claws mail for windows doesn't have IMAP support or at least, it's not build in. So I think i'm back to Outlook.
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Too bad. It's the best client I've ever tried on Linux.

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Old 9th May 2008, 23:12   #24
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Yeah, it actually looked promising
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Old 11th May 2008, 01:20   #25
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I use Hotmail with Outlook. I know it doesn't help that it has nothing to do with gmail, but it works for me since Outlook handles just about everything I do at work (including my state-issue teacher email) as well as home stuff. Outlook reminds me of all my to-do's all the birthdays, anniversaries, etc., and has a picture/contact profile for everyone I know. Just a couple clicks can set up a meeting with many people. One click calls someone on the phone or faxes them. I don't know how I ever lived without it before I started using it.

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Ted have you tried this program yet with Outlook? I havn't but I've heard some great things: http://www.xobni.com/
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I downloaded it - I'll give it a try. It looks kinda like Winamp's ML search - starts searching an index as soon as you start typing.

Thanks for the suggestion - it looks promising.

edit - after viewing the product video, I see that it can do a hell of a lot more. This is going to make me much more of an Outlook junkie.

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... especially when it comes with Office, which is hands-down the best office suite around.
No kidding. Office 2007 is a fantastic piece of software.

Word, for instance, actually makes nice-looking documents by default. Which is pretty amazing.

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No kidding. Office 2007 is a fantastic piece of software.

Word, for instance, actually makes nice-looking documents by default. Which is pretty amazing.
GTFO out with that Word shit. TeX all the way.

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GTFO out with that Word shit. TeX all the way.
Screw TeX man. You should use Minesweeper.

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No Shit, Sherlock.
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Old 17th May 2008, 05:53   #35
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Once you realize how incredibly powerful Outlook can be, and furthermore, once you realize how powerful Outlook can make YOU, you will very easily part with the money it takes to have it. I am usually one to find a long list of flaws in almost everything that is brought before me, but honestly, this software is invaluable.

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This sounds asshole-ish, but it is a 100% honest question:

What can Outlook do that Thunderbird can't?
What can it do that makes it so powerful? I thought it just checked e-mail.
What about the free version that comes with XP?

Again, those are serious questions. I used to think excel was just an expensive way to make tables and do quick sums until I really started to play with it and discovered its true powers. Now I have a really exceptional (if I say so myself) knowledge of its commands and wield it like a surgeons scalpel to keep track of expenses, do homework, etc.
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Quick answer - remember we're talking about Outlook here and not Outlook Express.

Longer, but not long enough answer - The answer to your question can be answered by 2-inch thick books not only from Microsoft, but from many third party publications (silly example - "outlook for dummies"). The best way to answer your question is to just do what you did on Excel. The more you play with it the more you discover that it can do.

Personally, I have found it to very quickly and reliably store all contact information I have ever received, complete with picture profiles, logs of all communication I have ever had with those people - net meetings, email, phone calls I have initiated with outlook's one-click calling feature, and just about anything else you could think of. It gives me in-advance reminders for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and other recurring and one-time calandar events.

Outlook has amazing ties and intercompatibility features with Access databases, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, and Word. For a basic example, if I have to send a mailing to a large number of people, I can make the master copy envelope and letter in Publisher/Word, then tell it which contacts to insert into the name and address fields, both on the letters and the envelopes. I click print and suddenly all my copies have individualized contact info printed with the form letter and envelopes.

Email is just a very miniscule part of Outlook.

With the plug-in that tuckerm just suggested, the program becomes infinately more powerful and fast. I could go on and on as to why I love this program, but it's better just to find it and play with it until you realize for yourself what a great tool it is.

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Interesting. I just recently got into Access + Word (mail merge) for mass mailing thank you notes to clients of mine. I think OE came with my student package of Office 2k7, I'll check and maybe start playing with it.
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Another reason is most places use exchange for their email and nothing handles it better than Outlook. It just plain works.
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While we're talking about Outlook, does anyone know of a (free) way to synchronize my Outlook 2003 calendar, contacts, and tasks between two different computers? I have a desktop at home, and a laptop at work, and I'd like to be able to see the changes I make on either one at the other computer automatically. I also use the same IMAP account on both computers. Googling gave me results that either cost money, or required using an external USB drive to cart around a file. What I'm looking for is some way to automatically email myself the calendar file and then automatically integrate the file at the other end, and back and forth between the two computers.
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