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I am very pleased with Outlook 2010 but since I can't use it anymore I have two big options : buy it or search for a decent cheaper/free replacement.

What I need from that programa/suite is :

  • POP/SMTP good management (I have Yahoo mail plus which uses SSL for SMTP and POP3 - not all clients support these)
  • Task management
  • RSS feed reading
  • Calendar / scheduling

This is for personal use.

Any suggestions?

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Why can you no longer use it? Honestly while Thunderbird and Lighting will be able to get close it will be nothing like Outlook. – Ramhound May 27 '11 at 16:08
Well it seems the activation code (cough, cough) doesn't work anymore... – Andrei Rinea May 27 '11 at 20:24
Yeah, that's what I'm fearing, totally uncomparable alternatives. Mozilla produces (excuse me people) products below my quality standards. – Andrei Rinea May 27 '11 at 20:25
I have been using Thunderbird for many years and have never had an issue with it. – bwDraco Jan 22 at 0:02

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Try Thunderbird + Lightning extension (see picture below).

Thunderbird supports SMTP/POP3/IMAP with or without SSL, RSS feeds and Lightning adds tasks/calendars.

Furthermore Thunderbird is highly customizable through masses of useful add-ons.

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Well there is Windows Live Mail 2011. Really looks nice and Outlook-ish ;)

Windows Live Mail 2011

It's practically Outlook Express revamped, nice.

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