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, 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!"

#16 TB lacks essential features

by johann_p

Saturday August 7th, 2004 9:14 AM

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TB may be a nice alternative for the casual user, but for anyone who has serious email work to do it is just not featurerich enough (that goes for the suite too). The most important things missing are: * allow to assign arbitrary keywords to emails and search for them; * allow to assiciate deadlines with alarsm and follow-up actions; * have a good fulltext search over many folders; * allow to remove attachments from stored email; * a user friendly way to plug in third party spamfilters or email classifiers.

I am pretty sure that within only a year or so, other email programs will have most of these features - and they are indispensible if one has to deal with hundreds of emails per day (or even per week).