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Discussion in 'Desktop / Server Applications' started by idr, May 3, 2014.

  1. idr

    idr Established Techie7 Member

    I work still on winXP and I will try to work there as long as possible.
    For several years I worked with IE browser using OutlookExpress mail client.
    I have also a few mail boxes at my site's host and the messages from them are transfered to the main box in my OE.
    Lately I found that Google Chrome is more convenient for work and I want to open a mail client there but to keep my usual mail address.
    How to proceed. please advise
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Not sure what you mean by "open a mail client there". Understand a email client is generally considered the program on your computer you use to read your emails. For example, Outlook Express is your email client.

    Google Chrome is a web browser. It is not an email client (neither is IE) and cannot be used as one (however, you can view emails sent to a "web based" email program like Gmail or Yahoo mail.

    So you really need to define what you really want to do before you can help. If you are looking ahead to moving away from XP (which you should have already done!) and to a new Windows and different email program (since OE has been discontinued), then you may be able use Gmail to fetch all your mail, depending on your email providers.

    If you are using an email address provided by your ISP, you might not be able to view it with Gmail.
  3. idr

    idr Established Techie7 Member

    I work through a local net server and the address is supplied by the ISP/
    what mail can I open that will allow me to keep my usual address and also receive the messages from my other mail addresse?
  4. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    I use Outlook (not to be confused with Outlook Express). But Outlook is not free. Many former OE users have moved to
    Thunderbird. Either will let you download sent to many different addresses.