Saturday, February 18, 2006

I have finally succumbed ...

to the nasty beast that is called Microsoft Outlook. For the past 8 years or so, I have been strongly refusing to use that email client and had been using Netscape, Mozilla, Eudora, Thunderbird at various points of time. I did have my complaints with these tools, but was still happy living with them.

That was until MS Exchange was being deployed across office. I began to have problems with my email clients in that they would refuse to download emails over the night and quite often during the day, when I clicked on "Get Mail" repeatedly, nothing would happen - just nothing. I tried chaging email clients, going back and forth across various versions, etc. Nothing helped. Exchange was probably playing truant, if not havoc.

So, rather than breaking my head over any further possibility, I have just succumbed ! :( I know that ending up using MS Outlook was far beyond my wildest imaginations, but it has happened !! And I know that I'll be cursed by anyone receiving my email ! :(

1 comment:

said...

Accept my hearty sympathies dude. When I was there (cisco), I was one of the early migrant to MS exchange. I used fetchmail + procmail + cyrus + gnus without trouble.

Anyways, OL comes with its own sets of pains ...