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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!"


#18 Re: TB lacks essential features (reply to Asa)

by EyesOnly

Saturday August 7th, 2004 12:23 PM

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Hi Asa,

You said that you often wished that you could delete attachments that were from stored mail? AusDilesse has come out with a fantastic "Thunderbird Attachments Tool" extention which can be found here: <http://www.supportware.net/mozilla/#ext9> which will handle small attachments all the way up to like 40 or 50megs with no problem. For someone like me who deals with a lot of software transfers via email (on a K-Meleon build team) it's invaluable for deleting files after they've been saved to the hard drive but for keeping the letters. I'm not sure about this version of the extention but in the one that I have it leaves a little icon of the file with the word "erased" beside it which is very handy!

And yes, it does work on IMAP and POP3 mail both. The developer thought of everything. This extension gets installed first whenever doing an update (Tagzilla second!).

I hope this helped?

Eyes-Only "L'Peau-Rouge"