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    Mozilla Thunderbird

    As a replacement for Outlook, do you use Thunderbird for email? How has iot worked for you?


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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    If you can't afford/don't want to buy Outlook it's the best alternative I've found. It will work with people that do use Outlook so if they invite you to a meeting or something you can accept.

    There's no built in calendar last time I saw, there was an extension called Lightning I believe. It did the job.

    Overall it will work, and it will be more than suitable for personal use.



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    It depends on what you want to use it for. I used it for a while with my personal email, and I much preferred it to Outlook because it doesn't have all of the cluttey bells and whistles features of Outlook that I never use. It's straight email, plain and simple. For work, though, where I'm heavily reliant on my calendar and need access to a global address book, it probably wouldn't hold a candle to Outlook (though I haven't tried).

    Now, though, I just use Gmail's online interface. Seldom am I without an internet connection, and I can safely say that I've never had the need/desire to look at my email messages when I am without one, so it works just as well as a client (AND you don't have to go through the rigmarole of setting up your outgoing server, IMAP address, DNS server, etc.



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    I have used Thunderbird for over 5 years for my personal email with friends and family. I especially like the spam filter. The program itself works very well.



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    I don't use it anymore only because I want to use the same interface when I access webmail from home and/or work, but I did use it for a while a couple years ago and it is great. Sleek, smooth, not a resource hog and just works well.



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    Use it at work, have had no problems.


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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    I miss the free version of Eudora that ISU used to hand out over scout in 1997.



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    I have used Thunderbird for a few years without complaint!



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    I've used Thunderbird for a long time, its a nice email program.



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    I use the thunderbird/gmail combo using IMAP. Works good for me.



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I miss the free version of Eudora that ISU used to hand out over scout in 1997.
    You must be old if you remember ISU doing that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    You must be old if you remember ISU doing that.
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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I miss the free version of Eudora that ISU used to hand out over scout in 1997.
    Nothing topped the email client on EVAX. With MS-Kermit and a dial-up modem, you were set. Then Project Vincent with X11 and all this other GUI crap came along an ruined everything...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Nothing topped the email client on EVAX. With MS-Kermit and a dial-up modem, you were set. Then Project Vincent with X11 and all this other GUI crap came along an ruined everything...

    Dustier!



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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Nothing topped the email client on EVAX. With MS-Kermit and a dial-up modem, you were set. Then Project Vincent with X11 and all this other GUI crap came along an ruined everything...
    You probably remember using lynx then?


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