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Does a netbook have an email client?

Goofeys Girl Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Hi
Just in process of deciding what netbook to buy and i like the Samsung N220.
I went on a samsung forum and read up a few things and one person said it didnt have an email client.
Can someone simply explain what this means.
I currently have my email on my old PC and use a company called 1and1 or something like that.
Will i be able to somehow transfer this across or not.?
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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banned#1
if it has windows, then yes it will, outlook express
netbooks run normal windows like any pc
you can also install thunderbird which may be more useful

if it has linux, then i dont know

If i were you though, about time you moved to gmail, you can import your old mail into it, and they store all your mail, so very easy when you change pc
#2
>one person said it didnt have an email client. Can someone simply explain what this means.

An "email client" is a program you use to send and recieve emails.

In the past Windows had Outlook Express, then in Vista it renamed it Windows Mail.

In Windows 7 it has completely removed Outlook Express/Windows Mail.

However you can download Windows Live (free from Microsoft) and this contains an email client.

More here

http://explore.live.com/home
#3
Oh dear, not very helpful.

jubbyme
if it has windows, then yes it will, outlook express


Not true, Outlook Express was not even in Vista. It was renamed as Windows Mail, but with Windows 7 it is not even in Windows any more (see my above append)

jubbyme

netbooks run normal windows like any pc


Not true. Netbooks run a version of Windows called Windows Starter which is a special versoin ONLY for netbooks.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/products/compare?T1=tab02
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banned#4
guilbert53
Oh dear, not very helpful.



Not true, Outlook Express was not even in Vista. It was renamed as Windows Mail, but even that is not in Windows any more (see my above append)



Not true. Netnooks run a version of Windows called Windows Starter which is a special versoin ONLY for netbooks.


i did mention thunderbird, and gmail

and start, which you can install software on, starter isnt that crippled
#5
would that mean i would have to change my email address as our email is our family name which obviously makes it really easy when giving it out to people.
banned#6
Goofeys Girl
would that mean i would have to change my email address as our email is our family name which obviously makes it really easy when giving it out to people.


yes, that is true on gmail, unless you own a domain name

do you own a domain or get email from somewhere else? isp email?
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Goofeys Girl
would that mean i would have to change my email address as our email is our family name which obviously makes it really easy when giving it out to people.


No, whatever email program (client) you decide to use you set that up to use YOUR email address.

But you will need some technical details from your ISP, such as server names, userid and password etc.
banned#9


then you can both set gmail to pick it up, and then set it to send email from that domain

so have all the benefits of not losing mail and not getting out of sync with all the advantages!

http://creativebits.org/toolbox/your_domain_on_gmail

for a quick guide, theres lots on the internet for a how to
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guilbert53
Oh dear, not very helpful.
Not true. Netbooks run a version of Windows called Windows Starter which is a special versoin ONLY for netbooks.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/products/compare?T1=tab02
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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (as well as multi-booting various linux distros & OSX 10.6.3) on my acer aspire one and it runs just fine. So a netbook will more than likely run any OS you throw at it.

As for your email client you won't have a problem. I'm assuming your currently using 1and1 Mail Solution , I hope your not paying for this as your better off opening a gmail account (which is FREE). You can still set it up using your [email protected]">[email protected] (depending on availability).

Just think of a netbook as the same as your current pc, but maybe just a little bit less powerful (or maybe more depending on wht you've got). Most netbook are highly capable machines that for the most part can meet the average computer users needs when it comes to typical use, such as web surfing / checking mail / office applications & they're highly portable! :thumbsup:
banned#11
Cheers DVS_Dee i didnt think i was totally daft
#12
Oh thanks guys for all your help...will rep you all
jubbyme...as usual i have to spread it around a bit first.....sorry...but you are a star.
#13


In that case you can still use exactly the same email address, when you get your netbook you'll just need to add your 1and1 details to your mail client (i.e. Outlook / thunderbird etc), you'll have no problems whtasoever :thumbsup:
banned#14
You might want to access the web based solution for easy access if you want the mail to remain on the existing pc.
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guilbert53
Not true. Netbooks run a version of Windows called Windows Starter which is a special versoin ONLY for netbooks.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/products/compare?T1=tab02
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Nope. Most netbooks run ordinary versions of Windows, or sometimes linux. As far as I know, Windows 7 was the first Microsoft OS to have a "starter" version, so anything running XP or Vista will be running the full version - like any other PC.

Most linux installations on netbooks are exactly the same as linux installations you'll see on other PCs.

A limited number of Windows 7 netbooks run Windows Starter. Some of the cheaper netbooks run Windows CE, which is pretty much useless if you're trying to use it as a normal PC.

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