Re: Email Client

Peter Chin

Thanks for your suggestion.
I do have Microsoft Office installed but I think it was installed after WLM so therein lies the problem. It looks like I shall have either to reinstall WLM or download a separate spellchecker.

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From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Email Client

If you do not have any microsoft office product installed you have no spell
hecker. Its another reason why I'm still using Outlook express.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Chin" <peter.chinpk@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Email Client

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.

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Email Client

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 like Thunderbird.

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

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