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Rainmaker
1,296,361
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Team uses Office 365 which includes Outlook for email. I have used Outlook forever. I also have a Gmail account that I rarely use. I have multiple emial address and all, except the Gmail, forwards to my Outlook.

Oct 27, 2021 05:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,868
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I moved away from Outlook after Office 2000, never like the ribbon.  I've used Thunderbird for a couple decades now it seems and I'm very happy with it.  Not easy to put the calendar on a phone though, so I still use an online one for that.

 

K9 Mail is best for the mobile phone.

Oct 27, 2021 08:26 PM
Ambassador
3,339,984
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I use Outlook. Always have. I will continue to do so until I retire. 

Outlook has all the features and functions I need. For me, it is simple and easy to use. 

Oct 27, 2021 07:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We use Outlook.  We are happy with it.  Like with everything in life one size does not fit all.  A

Oct 27, 2021 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,555,937
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Fred - in my opinion, any method of communication between two parties to be effective should be agreed upon upfront by those parties.  Agent states I use this email method - client says yeah(or nay) - proceed.  Maybe, I am not fully understanding your question.  

Oct 27, 2021 05:59 PM
Ambassador
5,204,945
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I use MacMail and LOVE it! I send videos out to my agents each week and embedding them in MacMail is UBER easy. I love the filing system and the overzealous spam filtration system (MOST days)!! LOL

Oct 28, 2021 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,195,144
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am an Outlook guy because that is what I use. Real techie here!

Oct 28, 2021 04:38 AM
Ambassador
6,359,738
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I use outlook, a lot of functionality that I cant get elsewhere.

I tried Thunderbird for a short time however it was sloww and bogged down a lot.

Oct 27, 2021 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,566
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I use Outlook and have for over 20 years. 

Oct 28, 2021 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
760,843
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I'm Old School and use Top Producer 8I.  I know how to use it and am comfortable with it.  It's affordable and efficient.  Their Mass Mail-out option is fantastic.  Their Customer Service will walk you through any question about their product.

Oct 27, 2021 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
5,850,611
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I use Outlook, as it makes our lives easier with folders and organization.

Oct 28, 2021 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I use several. There's a reason for that.
For examle MailChimp is a common resource for those who are unaware that MailChimp is recognized by most ISP as the tool many use to paste the world with their solicitations. The ISP automaticly flag MailChimp as undeserable. Not a good resource for pasting those not established in ones directory.
When the need to paste the world with my solicitation I want to use a disposable asset. My responses to their acceptance of my offer will come from another source that has a common identifier. 
The important stuff comes from a domain email provided by GoDaddy. Owning such actually provides unlimited email addresses but can result in the entire domain being flagged if not protected.
1. One provider for pasting. (disposable)
2. Another for nurturing. Usually CRM. (WiseAgent, Sugar)
3. Another for the real work attached to a branded website URL. Because of back end requirments this is typicly a agent/broker type CRM, WiseAgent.

It is noteworthy that #2 includes 'inbound' marketing strateges that do not rely on email but are short duration 'pasting' operations. This resource represents more than 50% of all "haven't met' leads.

Oct 28, 2021 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
909,068
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I use Thunderbird which has been ok for several years, also use gmail and verizon which is actually aol. I am seriously considering starting up an account with fastmail. https://www.fastmail.com/features/

Oct 28, 2021 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,486
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

You don't mention G Mail in there. Lots of add ons but you can make the whole email thing just too complicated.

I use Outlook & I was just surprised to find out that my version (2016) does not keep records over 2 years. How's that supposed to work for the IRS records?

Oct 28, 2021 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,047,094
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have Outlook and it is the best for me in RE business. I'm used to it and it is convenient and organized.
I have several Gmail accounts for those whose spam filters won't let my domain mail past, and for 'junk'. Also for dealing with folks who primarily use it.
I have ProtonMail and frankly haven't used it much, but if I need it it is there. 

Oct 29, 2021 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
639,895
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I use Thunderbird, used Outlook in the past but when my mail file got corrupted and could NOT be restored and I lost everything, that was it for me, lost trust in it.  I know many use Outlook with no issues but I wasn't as lucky. 🤬

Nov 01, 2021 09:11 AM