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I need a better email system!

I have been using Gmail but it doesn't have the utility I need. I really don't want to change to Outlook. I'd love some recommendations on any other options. Here is my dream list of features:

*When reading an email, I'd like to see all other correspondences I've had with that person automatically displayed or tabbed or whatever.

*I would like a handier system for categorizing emails other than hiding them away in folders as I can do on Gmail.

*I would like a more detailed tagging system than just stars and colors, as with Gmail. It would especially be great if I could add notes or metadata to individual emails, as well as to email addresses.

*I would like a system with better metrics so that I can quantify how many emails I receive on any given day/time period. Because Gmail groups conversations, I haven't been able to accurately measure how much email I receive without counting it manually.

Oh, and it has to be free.

Is that too much to ask? :)

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  • Lauren Chang Feb 07, 2009

    Thanks for that suggestion, sorose4u. I have looked at the reviews for incredimail and they're pretty split. Ultimately, I need something that won't burden my system or cause registry errors, as many complain about with incredimail.

    So I'm still on the hunt for the new system, but I appreciate your great advice.

  • Lauren Chang Feb 26, 2009

    Thanks afroxav. I already looked at IncrediMail after sorose4u recommended it, and I'd rather not go that route. But thanks for the suggestion!


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Try incredimail its free has a lot of your desired features plus you can apply various message rules fitting your needs
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    Saroj Sharma Feb 25, 2009

    you can try eudora or thunderbird they are good thunderbird is pretty light on the system


Gmail is pretty full of additional controls. And for now is the best web mail service.
You should go to new version and use "Lab" (green bottle in upper right corner). There you can find many additional options...something like add-ons for Firefox.
For start experiment...then you will see it have many features than you will ever need.

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IncrediMail is a mail client. You'll still have to have a mail account in gmail, but you can configure it (POP/IMAP) so that IncrediMail downloads all you messages automatically

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