Email while trevelling

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:28
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I'm looking for an e-mail system other than outlook that I can use to download my online emails to, can anyone suggest some free software that can do this? I think it'll be a lot cheaper for me to log on, download emails and then log off again, thanks.
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Reply By: Rusty_lux - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:37

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:37
Portable thunderbird is not bad, you can install it on a USB _ Flash drive.

Portable Thunderbird

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Reply By: Member - Ann D (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:38

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:38
I takea pocket mail unit with me when i travel can send email but not pictures and only buy the card when needed.Can be used on most phones. if you have cdma wont work.Not tried it on ther next g.

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Reply By: DIO - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:59

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:59
The cheapest and most convenient method I recommend (and use) are (1) Public Libraries and (2) Internet Cafes - as a last resort.
I use a USB Flash Drive to save my outgoing messages (in text format) to then copy and paste at respective internet computer. With incoming, if required to save them I copy and paste them onto my Flash Drive. This way I can minimise 'key strokes' thus avoiding most detection by key stroke capture devices etc. You can also save selected URL and e-mail addresses onto your Flash Drive along with user names and log on passwords etc. As for trying to maintain internet access on my laptop whilst travelling I find it too expensive and too much hassle worrying about will or of I can get a connection, slow speeds etc. If I'm on holidays I try to minimise such intrusions as much as possible.
What ever happened to postcards as a quick and reliable means of communication back to loved ones? Handy to have a mobile phone (if that's your choice) in case anyone wants to get in touch with you. You can also use them for SMS (heaps cheaper that trying to set up an internet access).
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Follow Up By: Ray - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 08:05

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 08:05
I agree
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Reply By: mfewster - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 11:27

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 11:27
I second Portable Thunderbird (and portable firefox so yoiu can browse the web and manage bank accounts etc while travelling) , You can also store all your addresses and web sites. They will easily fit on a 1Gig thumbdrive. That way there is no record left on any computer you plug it in to. The only catch is if you lose your thumb drive and you have left your passwords stored on the drive. It is possible to encrypt your thumbdrive so it will only open with a password so that everything on the thumbdrive is protected, even if you lose the drive. Folderlock is very good for this but costs $35 US
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Reply By: Dustin - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 13:54

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 13:54
Thunderbird is just what I was looking for, thanks.
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