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Best e-mail program for my work?

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    Best e-mail program for my work?


    I've been using Windows Live Mail in Windows 8.1. I might have to give it up because of the tiny size of the text of file headers. Which e-mail program would be best for my work, with the following priorities?

    1) Need to be able to maintain clear file organization with two or three different levels in the hierarchy.

    2) Very readable font size for the headers and for composing and reading e-mails.

    3) Simple layout

    I'm not sure what else makes a good e-mail program.

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    hello .I use live mail ,and I have found ways to increase font size in composing and reading of emails but the only way I found to increase the text size of the program itself was to change monitor resolution ,not a solution !
    anyway if you want to increase text and change fonts .follow the info in the link ,you can make changes in both the Read and Compose section show in the link
    compose settings in this link
    How to change the default font text size in Windows Live Mail 2011

    read changes to make
    How to change the default font text size in Windows Live Mail 2011
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    Right, I've already done that. The problem is the tiny text of the headers in the in box and files. This is my work laptop so I have long lists of headers.
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    yeah ,I see no way of changing the text size of the program itself, but for me,mine is big enough
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    I'm curious why this is the case. There have been so many complaint about this over the years. How difficult could it be to give us a way to enlarge the home screen in WLM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CritterCreek View Post
    I'm curious why this is the case. There have been so many complaint about this over the years. How difficult could it be to give us a way to enlarge the home screen in WLM?
    yeah im sure it wouldn't be that hard ,and I cant suggest another email program because beside Microsoft Office Outlook ,WLM is the only one I have used for years and its been a few years since I used Office Outlook ,good luck
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    I personally use Microsoft Outlook 2013 x64 but besides Windows Live Mail.

    You could use Mozilla Thunderbird via IMAP/SMTP. The cons is you lose the benefits of ActiveSync which syncs contacts, calendar.
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    thunderbirds header text is the same, kind of small, just like windows live mail
    Last edited by caperjack; 16 Jan 2014 at 15:52.
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