• A good, free e-mail client for Mac OS X 10.6.8?

    From Xplosive@VERT/ALLEYCAT to All on Fri Dec 25 20:30:01 2020
    Hello,

    I am a new Macbook Pro user. I bought a Macbook Pro 1.1 with Mac OS X 10.6.8 on 2020.11.18, and for some reason, I cannot open the Mail program. There are no error messages, the program simply does not want to open. I tried to look for alternative e-mail clients, but they are all paid programs. I am looking for a simple, good, free e-mail client for Mac OS X 10.6.8.

    Thank you for any suggestion!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ AlleyCat! BBS Lake Echo, NS Canada
  • From acn@VERT/IMZADI to Xplosive on Sat Dec 26 06:29:59 2020
    Hi,

    Thunderbird is also available for macOS and should work fine.

    Regards,
    Anna

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  • From Warpslide@VERT/NRBBS to Xplosive on Sat Dec 26 04:37:00 2020
    On 26 Dec 2020, acn said the following...

    Thunderbird is also available for macOS and should work fine.

    It looks like Thunderbird stopped supporting MacOS 10.8 in version 52, you can download version 45 from here:

    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/45.8.0/mac/en-US/

    Just note that this version is no longer receiving security for feature updates.

    Jay

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Xplosive on Sat Dec 26 05:01:26 2020
    Re: A good, free e-mail client for Mac OS X 10.6.8?
    By: Xplosive to All on Sat Dec 26 2020 01:30 am

    I am a new Macbook Pro user. I bought a Macbook Pro 1.1 with Mac OS X 10.6.8 2020.11.18, and for some reason, I cannot open the Mail program. There are n error messages, the program simply does not want to open. I tried to look fo alternative e-mail clients, but they are all paid programs. I am looking for simple, good, free e-mail client for Mac OS X 10.6.8.

    Have you tried Apple Mail? https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204093?utm_source=zapier.com&utm_medium=refer ral&utm_campaign=zapier

    Also Thunderbird is a very good free client. https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/?utm_source=zapier.com&utm_medium=referral&ut m_campaign=zapier

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  • From Xplosive@VERT/ALLEYCAT to All on Sat Dec 26 19:38:18 2020
    Thank you for the suggestions everyone. I downloaded and installed Thunderbird 45.8.0 on my Macbook Pro 1.1 (Mac OS X 10.6.8), and it works properly. Have a nice day and happy new year!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ AlleyCat! BBS Lake Echo, NS Canada
  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Xplosive on Sat Dec 26 19:55:39 2020
    On 12/25/2020 9:30 PM, Xplosive wrote:
    I am a new Macbook Pro user. I bought a Macbook Pro 1.1 with MacOS
    10.6.8 on 2020.11.18, and for some reason, I cannot open the Mail
    program. There are no error messages, the program simply does not
    want to open. I tried to look for alternative e-mail clients, but
    they are all paid programs. I am looking for a simple, good, free
    e-mail client for Mac OS X 10.6.8.

    Haven't seen the other responses yet, but you could give Thunderbird a
    chance. Mailspring is also decent if you don't need Calendar integration.

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    https://alternativeto.net/software/apple-mail/?license=free&platform=mac

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    Michael J. Ryan
    tracker1 +o Roughneck BBS
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