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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Feb 13, 2009 at 02:18 PM



I recall a discussion of EverDesk here a few weeks ago, and thought some of you might be interested in knowing that ED will be on sale at Bits du Jour next Thursday, February 19.


Steve Z.


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Feb 13, 2009 at 05:43 PM


Many thank Steve,

From my part I opted for EverDesk Mail, the cheaper mail-only version. The one on sale is Optima which doubles as a file manager. Optima requires that e-mail be saved on a subdirectory of the main (My Documents) folder, whereas Mail is more flexible in this respect.

They are both competent applications, though rather rough around the edges. They need further development and that seems to be the reason the company hasn’t chosen to promote them aggresively.

That said, support is indeed excellent, with my mails answered fast and feature suggestions being well considered. When I found and reported a bug, it was no more than a week before a new version came out fixing it.

All in all, well worth the investment in my view, even if it doesn’t take the place of your main mail client just yet. Its ability to save mail as separate .eml files is excelent for backup.



Posted by Daly de Gagne
Feb 13, 2009 at 11:29 PM


Alexander, is there any indication from the company that it will deal with some of the rough edges. I tried Optima, and was just about ready to buy it, but was aware that the email component is not all that fully featured. I’d like to be able to thread msgs, and to have better tagging options. On the other hand, incorporating email into the regular file system seems to make a great deal of sense.

Your thought and experiences are appreciated. Thanks.



Posted by Pierre Paul Landry
Feb 14, 2009 at 02:06 AM


Daly de Gagne wrote:
On the other hand, incorporating email into the
>regular file system seems to make a great deal of sense.

Microsoft live mail (outlook express successor) also saves each message as an .eml file (and it’s free). It is a bit limited but has 1 really feature: Sending pictures is fast and easy. Many layout choices and pictures are sent to a web server, not to the destination. So the email people get is very small, with links to the larger picture file. All this is completely transparent.


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Feb 14, 2009 at 06:26 AM


@ Daly: The company, through my discussions with Vladimir at support (who has also addressed this forum in the past http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/913/0/everdesk ), seems quite ambitious in its development, though we haven’t specifically discussed threading and tagging. That said, it hasn’t been long since my original contact with the software to comment on the speed of development.

@ Pierre Paul: Is there a way to get MS Live Mail while in XP? I thought that it was Vista-only. Also, it’s been a while since I attempted to try MS Office Live but at the time it was US-only. Has that changed or is Live Mail more widely available than Office Live?


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