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!"

#49 Re: TB lacks essential features

by tetrode

Monday August 9th, 2004 2:00 AM

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It does lack essential features. Please take of your elite hat, and try to put on a business one. I use Outlook (not Express), together with Nelson Email Organiser Pro, and I find that even Outlook lacks essential features. For example

- You cannot search in multiple .pst files in one go.

- The .pst files are not word indexed

Thus searches in Outlook take a while. So I bought Nelso Email Organiser Pro to overcome for these (and other) lacking features. Most business people treat their e-mail as a repository / to do list / knowledge base / what do I know, not a simple e-mail client. At home, I use Thunderbird quite a while already, for sending and receiving e-mail.

I have tried already twice (v0.5 and v0.7) to import my Outlook mail (2 Gb) and see whether I could use it for business purposes, but for the moment, this is not possible.

I can make a long list of (my) requirements, and why I cannot migrate, but I don't know whether this is the place to do so.