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December 26, 2009
5:47 PM
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December 26, 2009

Dear DotTechies, and thanks to Ashraf who opened this forum and more,

I have an annoying problem that I suppose I share with many other dotTechies, as we seem to be quite a heterogeneous, language wise and else, group.

I use an excellent web mail service at with the address,

I am not using an email client to download my messages but leave them, sometimes with large attachments and all, on the Netaddress server.

I have sorted them reasonably well in folders.

I suggested to the Netaddress support that they make it possible to download attachments separately and remove them from the message leaving the message without attachment on the server. They did that.

I also suggested that they improve so that one can use an email client to download messages folder by folder. They did not do that the way I had hoped.

When I asked the support people, I got the answer that it is possible if I use an email client which supports IMAP.

And I am soon out of space again although I pay handsomely for extra storage.

I receive emails in English, Swedish, Russian, French and German (not that I understand everything that I get at first glance).

Therefore, I have looked for a very good email client. It should support IMAP and Unicode.

I understand that the subject line and the message part sometimes are treated differently, so the subject line can turn up illegible although the message part is alright.

My browser, Maxthon 2, works like a dream.

I have tried Eudora ten years ago, at that time there was only the POP3 alternative that can not separate the email folders.

Now, when I checked Eudora IMAP, it does not support Unicode or utf-8.

I understand that Thunderbird does not support Unicode.

I would appreciate very much getting advices on a good email client that supports IMAP and Unicode/utf-8, both in the subject line and in the message part.

Thank you very much in advance,

Pehr Lundgren

December 27, 2009
6:59 AM
Washington, DC Metro Area
Forum Posts: 878
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November 1, 2009

I believe that Outlook will do it. If you don’t have it, don’t want it, can’t afford it, etc., check the free Windows Mail ( I’m not sure if it supports it or not though.

December 27, 2009
9:38 AM
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
December 26, 2009

Thank you, I will check with Outlook, although I allways avoided Outlook as being targeted for so many malicious attacks.

I would of course apreciate more suggestions.

December 27, 2009
2:21 PM
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
August 25, 2009


Sorry, I brushed over the last part of it.

Have you Googled your requirements? There should be a couple of hits.

December 27, 2009
7:04 PM
Forum Posts: 236
Member Since:
July 13, 2009

As far as I know, Thunderbird supports unicode just fine.

You can set it either as default (so that it covers also the subjects) or manually per message.

I suggest you give it a try. Last week the new version 3 was launched.

Whatever client u try, check the option “leave messages on server” until everything works as you want and then download-remove them all from the server.

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