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Everybody loves Firefox but...

by davviau / March 13, 2007 11:15 AM PDT

...does everyone have the same enthusiasm about Thunderbird?

I was just curious if everyone is just as enthusiastic about Thunderbird? I use it alongside Outlook. I have my main email account in Outlook and I use the calendar. I have three other email accounts in Thunderbird and I use the RSS reader with about 7 feeds.


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I am an avid fan.
by MedicineHead / March 13, 2007 1:17 PM PDT

I don't own Outlook, and I don't use Outlook Express. Thunderbird is my only email program that I use. Any non-podcast RSS feeds are loaded in Thunderbird, as well. No regrets.

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Never Tried it
by Renegade Knight / March 14, 2007 12:21 AM PDT

I've never even tried Thunderbird. If it works well as an RSS aggregator and works with a POP3 account that Outlook just can't seem to connect with maybe it's worth a try.

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I'd be more avid ...
by Hiedran / March 14, 2007 1:10 AM PDT

I'd be more avid about it if everyplace I worked didn't use Lotus or Exchange.

I also use GMail and tend to like the web interface there, so because of that and the above, there's not much reason for me to use Thunderbird. (Except to get my ISP mail or some of my alternate GMail accounts.)

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Thunderbird does Exchange(nt)
by cnetter001 / March 14, 2007 10:01 AM PDT
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No it doesn't.
by fbbbb / March 14, 2007 8:18 PM PDT

Not to the extent of Outlook integration anyway, and that's the whole point of using Exchange + Outlook.

Virtually any IMAP client 'does' Exchange. Nothing but Outlook actually really works with it. Which is why Thunderbird has never got a look in for me - I use Exchange for work and home.

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thunderbird is good
by aribeiro2 / March 14, 2007 10:19 AM PDT

you will love is as much as firefox!
don't be afraid!

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I use no client.
by isting / March 15, 2007 12:23 AM PDT

All of my email accounts are web based. I can also access my accounts from my Blackberry. I have totally quit using email clients.

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i do not like thunderbird at all!
by hepburn.william / March 15, 2007 6:58 AM PDT
In reply to: I use no client.

ive used it for about 5 months now and i really dont like it. It takes 5 minutes to load all my mail and i justreally dont like it. Stick wit OUtlook Express

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by gogomama / March 19, 2007 6:01 AM PDT

I use thunderbird because it loads so fast. I mean seriously my load time from clicking the icon to when it starts retrieving my e-mails is about 1 second. I just timed it. And I'm not running some crazy dual or quad core system, just a P4 2.3 ghz. I use it to connect to my gmail account and do all of my mailing through it. I don't have a problem with the gmail interface, it's just a tiny bit slower than thunderbird.

Now don't get me wrong, thunderbird doesn't overwhelm me as a great product by any means, but if all you need is a simple e-mail client on your desktop it's great for that.

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I don't...but
by somei08 / March 19, 2007 11:52 AM PDT

That's only because I use gmail. I could get it just to get my ISP mail, but since Verizon has a web interface also, there isn't much I don't use my ISP mail much.

Gmail has officially spoiled me.

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YES, it's as good as firefox.
by tcardone05 / March 19, 2007 11:55 AM PDT

Outlook is busted for me anyways. And I think it's simpler than logging in to the Yahoo Mail every time. Plus it's not a MS product, so it won't report back to home.

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