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You have to download a unified setup program and selectively install Windows Live Mail from the advanced options, otherwise you end up with Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and God knows what other crap. It obviously connects very well to Microsoft services, but Gmail and Yahoo work as well (like any other IMAP/POP3 account).It’s pretty light and snappy, with an average of 40mb of ram constantly used.As soon as you open the client at least 3 connections are established to: So they send themselves your name and email, without asking for permission of course.

It’s a fantastic application and it spoiled me to the point that leaving it has become almost impossible.Indeed soon after the installation you receive the first spam email from the Mail Bird team, alas you are kindly subscribed to their mailing list (you can unsubscribe of course).I was pretty shocked so I contacted Mail Bird support and they put me in contact with their CTO.This is not my usual post, but I wanted to share the result of my research (and frustration) regarding email desktop clients for Windows.I found a depressing lack of innovation and one software even transmitted personal data over unencrypted connection.

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