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!"

#23 converting from windows outlook to ALL LINUX!

by GoldFish

Saturday August 7th, 2004 6:32 PM

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The one thing that is stopping me from using linux 100% and not windows, is that my entire email archive is trapped in an outlook archive file, that to my knowledge can only be read by outlook. outlook express can't even read it. So if you guys are telling me that I can switch that archive over to thunderbird under linux, that would make all my dreams come true.

Just thought I would throw in that there are a lot of projects on sourceforge to allow you to retreive non-pop3 accounts like yahoo and hotmail. just do a search on <> for you email service. I use <> and it works great for retriving my hotmail.