Comparative Mail Client Review Includes Mozilla 1.6 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5
Friday March 5th, 2004
Fuzzy sent us a link to a comparative review of several mail clients, including Mozilla 1.6 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5. The review focuses on applications for Unix platforms, with Microsoft Outlook 2002 included as a reference point. Mozilla and Thunderbird win praise for their excellent IMAP support, though the total lack of a virtual/search folders feature is noted. The way that users are forced to have separate folder hierarchies for each account is also listed as a drawback.
#3 Re: folder hierarchies are a problem
Saturday March 6th, 2004 9:49 AM
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maybe i'm confused or something, but i don't see the big deal. i have several different mail accounts, but i prefer to use only one mailbox folder hierarchy, so i just set the options of thunderbird to send all of my inbound mail and outbound copies to the default account. all of my secondary accounts are neatly collapsed just below the bottom of the screen, operating nearly transparently. on top of that, i kinda *like* being able to have a second set of mailbox folders in case i would rather keep the mail from one of my accounts separate from the rest of my mail for whatever reason.
my big complaint is the fact that you can't set up different "personalities" for the same account - i.e., different sets of names/signatures/etc. for one account. admittedly, it's fairly easy to get around that problem as well (i just use dummy values for the account addresses), but it's a silly way to have to operate. otherwise, i struggle to find a major flaw in thunderbird compared to my previous commercial e-mail program (eudora 6).