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!"

#17 Re: TB lacks essential features

by asa <>

Saturday August 7th, 2004 11:18 AM

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

I honestly don't know many people that use email more heavily than I do and I can say without reservation that none of those features are "indispensable" to me and that Thunderbird is more than "featurerich enough" for lots of very heavy mail users like me. Some days I receive as many as 500 emails and I've never said to myself, "if only I could assign arbitrary keywords to emails, my email would be easier to manage." Some of your suggestions are nice, and I have at times wished for the ability to delete attachments from stored mail (only because I use IMAP with a space quota), but to suggest that these features are "indispensable" for "anyone who has serious email work to do" is just silly. It's beyond silly, it's a ridiculous statement. There are plenty of people doing serious email work without difficulty -- and with far more advantage than they'd have under other email programs -- that prove your contention wrong.