Question Fed up with Outlook

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Hi guys. I'm moving my goods to a new Windows 10 pc (again) and again I'm faced with moving Outlook (2016) to a new pc. The PST files aren't a problem, but I lose all my account data, all my reply-to addresses, and generally have to re-set up the entire program aside from my old emails.

Does anyone out there have a good portable alternative that isn't online-only i.e. gmail etc? I mainly use the mail, contacts lists, and calendar.
My big requirement is portability. I'd like to be able to copy the program folder (or a couple of folders) and completely move the program from one PC to another.

Thanks!
 
The built in mail, calendar and people apps will do all that (Windows 10). Plus they'll sync with online providers. Then all you'll have to do on any new computer is reconnect your accounts. Then you'll have all them synced back up to your computer.

Thunderbird will do it to. However getting contacts and Calendar to sync takes more fiddling. Plus it won't work with Exchange. Although copying your profile is easy easier. It also allows loads of customizing.

A local mail clients synced online is the way to go. You'll have your local copy for offline. But have access to everything anywhere.
 
Oct 23, 2020
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The built in mail, calendar and people apps will do all that (Windows 10). Plus they'll sync with online providers. Then all you'll have to do on any new computer is reconnect your accounts. Then you'll have all them synced back up to your computer.

Thunderbird will do it to. However getting contacts and Calendar to sync takes more fiddling. Plus it won't work with Exchange. Although copying your profile is easy easier. It also allows loads of customizing.

A local mail clients synced online is the way to go. You'll have your local copy for offline. But have access to everything anywhere.
Thanks Velocityg4. I have to have an offline client though. No online syncing other than pop3.

Has Tbird gotten better in the last few years? I tried it back in the 90s and it just didn't have the spit-and-polish of outlook.


Edit: i found Tbird on PortableApps.com so it's as easy as moving a folder. Ha! Exactly what I needed. And it matches my copy of Waterfox. :)

Thanks again
 
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