Thunderbird Migration Bugday on Tuesday
Friday August 6th, 2004
Asa Dotzler writes: "The Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client is swiftly approaching its 1.0 release, currently planned to coincide with Firefox 1.0. In order to ensure that all those happy new Thunderbird users have a great experience migrating, we're holding a special Thunderbird Migration Bonanza party all day long on Tuesday.
"Bring your Outlook, Eudora, Mozilla, Outlook Express, and Communicator e-mail clients with you and join us on IRC for a day of testing the Thunderbird migration features. The goal is to get as many testing migrations performed on as many clients and as many operating systems as possible and to discuss and record all the problems in Bugzilla.
"With your help, we can ensure that mail, account settings, and address books migration and import are all in tip-top shape for the big 1.0 release coming up. I also expect that some of you doing this migration test will see how wonderful Thunderbird is and won't want to go back to your old clients, so please join us on Tuesday on the IRC server irc.mozilla.org, channel #mozillazine for this special BugDay and we'll have a great time getting new users set up and migrated to Thunderbird. For those that aren't ready to make the leap, you can help us with some testing, trash it all when you're done and know that you helped make the Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird 1.0 release duo the best thing to happen to the Internet in years!"
#11 Import address book from Outlook
Saturday August 7th, 2004 6:31 AM
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There is one error I was seeing since many months but I didn't bother as it doesn't happen often for me:
When you are using the Outlook Contacts, and import Contacts from an Exchange Gobal Address List, the email address is not imported as the email address but imported as an pointer to the mailbox object. This allows Outlook to be flexibel with changing email addresses within Exchange.
However, Thunderbird (and Mozilla Mail) is only importing this pointer, and it looks like this: /o=ORG/ou=SITE01/cn=Recipients/cn=SomeUserID The primary email address can be anything else but SomeUserID.....
Is there a meta bug to file these importing issues as there is a general approach?