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T-Bird-- should I switch to it?

by bglover51 / July 13, 2005 9:40 PM PDT

I have been using Outlook express for 8 years now.

Let me say upfront it is the one M$ product I don't dislike (altho I use several others as they came preloaded with various operating systems). I do have a general distrust of M$ products-- they are quirky, often hard to use, sometimes vulnerable to attack (as OE is).

Things I don't like about OE are security related, but I'm fully patched, have my preview pane closed, etc. And, OE is easy to use, is a nice newsreader (which I use extensively) and generally works fine... for me anyway.

The one thing appealing to me about T=bird is its spam filtering. OE's rules-based filters are fine, but do not go far enough. I've tried several add-on spam filters, but none were satisfactory and seemed to upset other settings, so I gave up.

So, it comes down to this: T-bird's additional security and it's presumably superior spam filtering make it an option to consider. It is not offering me anything else that OE isn't doing fine for me already. Given that, I'd like opinions on whether to go and make the switch and why.

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2005 9:53 PM PDT

I added POPMAIL to do my email filtering. It's quite good and the price is right (free.)

Bob

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T-Bird - should I switch to it - reply
by Learner7 / July 17, 2005 8:26 PM PDT

I would say definitely not. I have a problem with mine, tried the Support Forum, which was no help at all, I tried contacting Mozilla, but have been completely ignored. and when I complained via the Support Forum all my messages were deleted!!!
I am unable to send email from TBird, but tried Outlook and Outlook Express when sent, so shall have to revert to using one of them.

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