I’ve been using Outlook for a long time, in fact, I was using Outlook back when it was Microsoft Mail and Schedule+. Before then I had a brief flirtation with Eudora, and spent some quality time with PINE (and before time began I could be found lurking on FidoNet).
Just prior to 2000 I used Netscape Mail for a little while when I decided to abandon the capitalist shackles of Microsoft Windows and run RedHat Linux (which turned out to be just another set of capitalist shackles).
When I read Jordana’s post on her changing over to using Office 2007 it made me ponder why more people don’t use Outlook at home. Obviously cost is a factor, Outlook isn’t free, but I wonder if there is more to it than that – does your e-mail address (e.g. @gmail.com or @hotmail.com) have a huge bearing on which mail client you use?
I’ve got lots of e-mail addresses, but the two that I use the most are my @notgartner.com and my @readify.net one, and I read both of them using Outlook (2007 actually). I’ve become so proficient at processing e-mail with Outlook that moving to something else would be a real struggle – I’m a slave to the relative productivity of an Outlook-enabled e-mail environment.
Actually – as an interesting statistic, since last completely flushing my mail store, I’ve sent 17,485 e-mails🙂