Critical Review of Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5

Wednesday February 25th, 2004

rizzof writes: "I wanted to offer a critical in-depth review of Thunderbird for a change. This is a quite different from all the glowing reviews of last week following the release. It analyzes shortcomings of the application and user-interface gaffes that keep it from achieving its full potential."

#17 yet another single-tree fan

by leafdigital

Thursday February 26th, 2004 1:23 AM

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Put me down as yet one more person who won't use Thunderbird until we can have a clean interface with ONE set of folders damnit. (Yes, I know nobody cares that I don't use Thunderbird. That's fine. I don't mind using Outlook Express, I'm a bit disappointed personally because there are a few nice features in Tbird that I'd like, so I'm hoping that this will get fixed by 1.0.)

Sure, the option to deliver to separate folder trees is probably very valuable for some people. I am not one of those people, but I understand that they exist, and therefore this should be an option.

There are 54 votes for this bug - admittedly, that only makes it the 19th most-voted-for bug in Thunderbird/mailnews, so for example it has about 1/8 the importance of the top bug, a PGP plugin facility [hrm I thought there actually *was* a PGP/GnuPG extension? Maybe I'm confused] but proportionate to other Mozilla bugs and considering there haven't been any silly campaigns for it, that still indicates a high degree of interest. Plus I frequently get emails from idiots posting unhelpful comments to the damn bug that don't add anything whatsoever... (hey maybe I was one of those idiots a long time back - I haven't checked.)

My other pet bug is bug 44863 - UI for multiple identities per account, which is #7 by vote count.