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!"
#45 hotmail support, virtual folder and threads
Sunday August 8th, 2004 3:42 PM
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There are two things that I would like the developers to implement before TB 0.8/0.9/1.0 are released. One of them is httpmail support, which is used by hotmail and lycos. Although this is better implemented as an extension, no one has shown any interest yet and even though there are programs like MrPostman that act like a proxy, it is really a waste of system resource to run such programs as services since they are not needed all the time (besides, MrPostman is written in Java and Java==CPU and Resource Hog) Thus, I hope someone from the TB team will implement it as a core function or a bundled extension.
Another feature I would like to request is to swtich from the present folder email management system to a virtual folder based system, where email are placed in one or more virtual folders when they match certain criterias (the following fields should be used for the matching process: subject, sender's address, email account, email content, referrer, user assigned keyword, auto generated keywords etc.). Users should be allow to create multiple folder trees to view their emails in different ways. This feature would definitely help those who has multiple account and large amount of email.
Lastly, I would like the developers to implement a gmail like threading mode, which has been proven to be quite popular among gmail users.