Mozilla 0.9.6 Released
Tuesday November 20th, 2001
mozilla.org today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.
#139 0.9.6 mail bugs and browser crashes
Thursday November 22nd, 2001 9:07 PM
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I tried 0.9.6 because I still use Netscape 4.79 for my mail client (in Windows 2000), and I want a better browser, with a similar mail client.
Unfortunately, after using 0.9.6 for 1/2 day, I've determined that the mail client has too many bugs, and I also hate the sidebar folder list. I love the drop down folder list in 4.79, it doesn't take any horizontal space away from my message list and message text boxes.
Also, in the short time I used it, the browser has crashed on two different web sites, for which I submitted feedback. And when playing a Java game, it's slower and the sound is worse than on 4.79 (or IE 5.5 for that matter.)
I wish development had continued on Netscape 4.x, because it was once a great browser with a great mail client. And up until recently, I've encouraged many people to use Netscape instead of IE.
If I could find another nice mail client (I've used, and dislike Outlook, not to mention the Outlook security problems), I'd switch to IE, because I am tired of waiting for a better "Netscape" (and I have been waiting and waiting and waiting . . .), and the occasional times I use IE 5.5, I find it faster and, on many sites, more functional than 4.79.
So, can anyone recommend a good mail client (and a good newsreader) for someone who really likes the Netscape 4.79 mail client, and who wants to switch to IE instead of waiting for a better "Netscape"?
- Eric, <http://www.InvisibleRobot.com/>