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!"

#35 things that _need_ to be done

by gullevek <>

Sunday August 8th, 2004 2:34 AM

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- HTML links. you need to be able to open in new browser, new tab, etc and that with your default browsers (especially in linux) - better filters: the basic filters are too basic. I have no possiblity to simple "make copy of mail in other folder" or such things. Or any regex filters. Since switching from The Bat! those things are really things I miss: good filters - Calendar: Without a proper calendar like in outlook nobody in professional area (office!) will switch. A central calendar system is the "go!" or "no go!" for Thunderbird. Central calendars get more and more important. Outlook with Exchange can do that. As long as there is no proper Open Source solution, Thunderbird will never be able to replace that (on the client side). - better IMAP implementation: set folders which should be checked for new mail, properties for folder rights, etc like Mulberry has already. This would be one of my top wishes net to better filters - views: filter but not physically (like in evolution) - more colors for flagging!

But the good things are: - Best client for multi language enviorments (can give each language own fontset!). - SSL for IMAP, etc something very important and good that it is here - perfect Enigmail GPG implementation. wished it would be default thought. - Same on Linux, Windows, etc. - quite good built in filters (thought thats more for home users, who don't have a central spam fitler solution on their servers). - multiple seperated accounts for pop/imap, etc - default mbox format: its default i can be fixed with simple tools like a text editor - flexible view (read, unread, etc)