moderated Re: email clients
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I got into this whole Office update thing because I recently got a new Windows 10 computer and am getting more concerned about Outlook 2010 being considered an insecure app. I was able to turn on 2 step verification for my Google Gmail account and add an app password to my Outlook 2010. Now that I believe that's under control, I think I'm just going to install Office 2010 Pro on my new computer and see how it goes. Now I have to research moving my Outlook POP3 account to IMAP without losing my calendar and contacts as I move from my Windows 7 to my Windows 10 computer. That will be something to keep my mind occupied. I placed one of those Microsoft Office 2019 Pro licenses in my shopping cart on eBay but I'm going to think about it a bit before spending the $69.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: email clients
I share your concern about Office 365’s automatic updating model. Have you considered, instead, Office 2019? I’ve read favorable reports on these lists. I have Office 2016, which works fine, but it looks as though 2019 has improvements.
I haven’t red this entire thread, so I apologize if I’m repeating what has already been said.
Thanks for the recommendation. My main issue with Microsoft 365 Personal is being able to control when the component apps are updated. I really don't like my computer or its resident software doing my thinking for me. Is it possible to get Microsoft 365 and turn off automatic app updates?
If cost isn't an issue I recommend Microsoft 365 because as long as you also run the latest version of Jaws you will typically get the best experience. I say typically because I have once or twice experienced situations where an Office update may have cause temporary issues, but since Microsoft Accessibility as well as Jaws usually are made aware of these such issues usually don't last too long before a fix from Microsoft or Jaws addresses the problem.
I understand about security updates and their importance and expect it's time to move to a newer version of Microsoft Office. I'm not a fan of subscription models and their continuous updates and believe the best security for one's computer is smart practices for how it's used. Now I just need to decide which perpetual version of Office I can still obtain at a reasonable price.
On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 12:11 AM, Alan Lemly wrote:
don't believe I've received any support from Microsoft during that time including before 10/13/20 when it was still supported.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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