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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!"


#13 Re: Re: Re: Thunderbird plant to get Web Mail? li

by Smigit

Saturday August 7th, 2004 6:56 AM

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well theres 1 ad banner and 1 or 2 text links, which google uses too so if you can over look the ad banner then in terms of ads its no different, except the ads arent based on wur emails content. The interface has been improved alot in the last 6months or so and is rather clean IMHO and conversations can just be keeping old text in emails and writing at the begining, except that the email sizwe will get successively larger and you cant collapse older messages. Like the banners and conversation, labels is a matter of preference. Anyway my real gripe with Gmail is its lack of email customisation in terms of how you can pretty emails up and also added things like address books which are quite useful, and i found gmaiuls lacking.

Anyway i see no point in the developers developing for gmail specifically since its still in beta. you could create some faily comples algorithms that get the emails through a sorta invisible browser like i know 1 program does and then itll tell you when you have new emails and you can then get outlook to access that and it feeds the text into a email client (im not sure if thats exactly how it works, but on the foreums here there is an app u can dload to get TB to work on gmail by sitting between gmail and ur TB client and relaying info between the 2). But this would be senseless since Gmail is in beta still and for all anyone knows, in the future they will offer pop3 or IMAP connectivity, meaning the time spent creating gmail specific functions went to waste. IMO anyway, others will disagree

Anyway heres a topic on the gmail FAQ

6. Does Gmail support automatic forwarding and POP3 access? Not at the moment, but Google believes in helping people access information whenever and however they want to do so. In the future you will be able to access Gmail messages from non-Gmail accounts for free or at a nominal fee.

someone mentioned yahoo and hotmail 2. Hotmails settings and yahoos are both actively avaiable and supported by the company and thus the connections are possible. gmail will work if they allow the use of pop3, imap or even http as hotmail uses. yahoo requires a subscriptiuon however...you may be able to circumvent this but.