I am using mainly Windows Live Mail and for the most part
it works well. However, I have not found a way to enable
the spellcheck facility. Suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm with everyone so far, but in different senses.
Thunderbird is indeed an excellent e-mail client overall
and works beautifully with NVDA and other screen readers.
One can teach basic use and ignore all the bells and
whistles not needed. That being said, the less
sophisticated user can and often does get themselves into
trouble by fat-fingering something and triggering some
function that they do not know about, do not wish to
trigger, and have no idea how to exit. That is the
trouble with using a really full-featured e-mail client
I like Windows Live Mail 2012, and even though it's no
longer officially supported that is mostly because
Microsoft decided to change their proprietary access
methods and did not wish to continue updating Windows Live
Mail. It still serves perfectly well as a POP or IMAP
e-mail client. If you want to download a copy of the full
offline installer for Microsoft Essentials, of which
Windows Live Mail is a part, it's on my Google Drive in
7-Zip format here. I snagged a copy of
the offline installer a couple of weeks before Microsoft
withdrew active support.
I have recently learned of another fairly simple email
client, eM Client,
that looks quite good but I have not had a chance yet to
evaluate it from an accessibility standpoint. The
interface seems to be simpler than Thunderbird's is, and
that can be critical. If you do evaluate this client for
accessibility please report back.
The real art
of conversation is not only to say the right thing
in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong
thing at the tempting moment.
~ Dorothy Nevill