MozillaZine Reviews Mozilla Thunderbird

Friday June 18th, 2004 is running an article about Mozilla Thunderbird, following on from their earlier piece about Mozilla Firefox (covered by MozillaZine last month). The review examines Thunderbird's user interface, its junk mail controls and the range of extensions available. It also runs through the standard features, including multiple account support, message filtering and the spell checker.

Update: A comment about the quality of English in the linked review has been removed from this article.

#25 At risk of making an on-topic comment

by jgraham

Monday June 21st, 2004 2:43 AM

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The author mentions the lack of virtual folders as a shortcoming of Thunderbird. Can someone who s more familiar with virtual folders explain how different they are from the 'views' feature of thunderbird. Obviously they use folders to represent filters rather than just having a select box for each filter. I also assume (but maybe I'm wrong) that the main inbox only shows mail not in one of the virtual folders. I also assume that some tangential features make this functionality more useful e.g. the ability to assign an arbitary number of labels to a piece of mail. Is that all, or s there more?

People seem too mention this a lot, but I've never seen a clear explaination of what's missing.