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!"

#7 Re: Thunderbird plant to get Web Mail? like as Gm

by Smigit

Saturday August 7th, 2004 2:31 AM

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it wont happen, or at least yet. Gmail doesnt have IMAP or POP3. So theres no way for Thunderbird to connect. You can get an external program somewheere that will accomplish what you no doubt want, however it isnt an email client and i doubt any email clients will support Gmail until they introduce POP or IMAP.

offtopic but personally ive been very dissapointed with Gmail. It has almost no functionality that you cant get elsewhere already. The selling point is the 1GB but when on their "new features" list they have safari support as a feature, then they are really scraping for things to list. Yahoomail is far better IMHO if you can over look the lack of space, with 100megs still being a huge amount anyway.