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Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

  1. #1


    Kevin Young Guest

    Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    For those frustrated or having difficulties with Windows Mail or Windows
    Live Mail desktop, Mozilla now has Thunderbird 2 RC1 available here if
    you would like to give it a try:

    <http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/2.0.0.0/releasenotes/>

    One of the New features listed in Thunderbird 2 RC 1 is:

    * Windows Vista Support: Many enhancements and fixes for Windows Vista.

    I have been running Thunderbird 1.5 and now 2.0 under Vista Ultimate and
    find it easily outperforms WM or WLMd. Thunderbird is also more
    reliable and stable than WM or WLMd. In addition, similar to Firefox,
    Thunderbird allows for a host of add-ins and themes to make it work and
    look the way you want it to. With the Lightning add-in you can even add
    Calendaring capabilities similar to Outlook into Thunderbird.

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  2. #2


    DGuess Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    Hate to rain on your parade, but RC1 is still not finished code and I would
    think that people were ticked off already enough on something that isn't
    working right to go install something else that is capable of not working
    right.

    You got stock in valium and other drugs like that or something? :-)


    "Kevin Young" <ky-nntp@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:ehvbza%23eHHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > For those frustrated or having difficulties with Windows Mail or Windows
    > Live Mail desktop, Mozilla now has Thunderbird 2 RC1 available here if you
    > would like to give it a try:
    >
    > <http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/2.0.0.0/releasenotes/>
    >
    > One of the New features listed in Thunderbird 2 RC 1 is:
    >
    > * Windows Vista Support: Many enhancements and fixes for Windows Vista.
    >
    > I have been running Thunderbird 1.5 and now 2.0 under Vista Ultimate and
    > find it easily outperforms WM or WLMd. Thunderbird is also more reliable
    > and stable than WM or WLMd. In addition, similar to Firefox, Thunderbird
    > allows for a host of add-ins and themes to make it work and look the way
    > you want it to. With the Lightning add-in you can even add Calendaring
    > capabilities similar to Outlook into Thunderbird.



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  3. #3


    Stephen T. Guest

    RE: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    Man, I too have been an avid Thunderbird user for a long time (I just decided
    to see what WLMD was like), but I would have to say that your message reeks
    to high Heaven of a "subtle" advertisement.



    "Kevin Young" wrote:

    > For those frustrated or having difficulties with Windows Mail or Windows
    > Live Mail desktop, Mozilla now has Thunderbird 2 RC1 available here if
    > you would like to give it a try:
    >
    > <http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/2.0.0.0/releasenotes/>
    >
    > One of the New features listed in Thunderbird 2 RC 1 is:
    >
    > * Windows Vista Support: Many enhancements and fixes for Windows Vista.
    >
    > I have been running Thunderbird 1.5 and now 2.0 under Vista Ultimate and
    > find it easily outperforms WM or WLMd. Thunderbird is also more
    > reliable and stable than WM or WLMd. In addition, similar to Firefox,
    > Thunderbird allows for a host of add-ins and themes to make it work and
    > look the way you want it to. With the Lightning add-in you can even add
    > Calendaring capabilities similar to Outlook into Thunderbird.
    >


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  4. #4


    Kevin Young Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    DGuess wrote:
    > Hate to rain on your parade, but RC1 is still not finished code and I
    > would think that people were ticked off already enough on something that
    > isn't working right to go install something else that is capable of not
    > working right.
    >
    > You got stock in valium and other drugs like that or something? :-)
    >

    I did indicate it was RC1, in other words a Release Candidate, but point
    taken. Should also be noted that WLMd is still in beta not even a
    Release Candidate yet and Windows Mail feels like it is still beta even
    though it is final. I seem to be having better success with Thunderbird
    even in an RC version but others may prefer to wait for the final
    version 2 release or consider the 1.5 released version.

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  5. #5


    DGuess Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    You'd be suprised how many people don't know what a beta or an RC is and
    then whine to high heaven about it.

    I'm refraining on giving my opinion of Windows Mail. It was tested but it
    seems no one cared to actually listen.


    "Kevin Young" <ky.nntp@sent.com> wrote in message
    news:OEagsRJfHHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > DGuess wrote:
    >> Hate to rain on your parade, but RC1 is still not finished code and I
    >> would think that people were ticked off already enough on something that
    >> isn't working right to go install something else that is capable of not
    >> working right.
    >>
    >> You got stock in valium and other drugs like that or something? :-)
    >>

    > I did indicate it was RC1, in other words a Release Candidate, but point
    > taken. Should also be noted that WLMd is still in beta not even a Release
    > Candidate yet and Windows Mail feels like it is still beta even though it
    > is final. I seem to be having better success with Thunderbird even in an
    > RC version but others may prefer to wait for the final version 2 release
    > or consider the 1.5 released version.



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  6. #6


    Kevin Young Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    Stephen T. wrote:
    > Man, I too have been an avid Thunderbird user for a long time (I just decided
    > to see what WLMD was like), but I would have to say that your message reeks
    > to high Heaven of a "subtle" advertisement.
    >

    Well I posted the message for a few reasons:
    1. RC1 was just released in the last week or so so it seems news worthy.
    2. Although the newsgroups I posted the message to are targeted at MS
    products, Thunderbird is a direct competitor to both WM and WLMd so
    comparing them seemed fair.
    3. After reading several threads here such as: Why does Vista and
    email have to be so painful, Hate new Windows Mail, Windows Mail is a
    piece of crap - it would seem like others might be searching for
    alternatives.

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  7. #7


    Kevin Young Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    Kevin Young wrote:
    > Stephen T. wrote:
    >> Man, I too have been an avid Thunderbird user for a long time (I just
    >> decided to see what WLMD was like), but I would have to say that your
    >> message reeks to high Heaven of a "subtle" advertisement.
    >>

    > Well I posted the message for a few reasons:
    > 1. RC1 was just released in the last week or so so it seems news worthy.
    > 2. Although the newsgroups I posted the message to are targeted at MS
    > products, Thunderbird is a direct competitor to both WM and WLMd so
    > comparing them seemed fair.
    > 3. After reading several threads here such as: Why does Vista and
    > email have to be so painful, Hate new Windows Mail, Windows Mail is a
    > piece of crap - it would seem like others might be searching for
    > alternatives.


    P.S. I just re-read my initial post and agree that it sounds like
    ....not very subtle... advertisement. ;-) Oh well, if it makes someone
    aware that there are alternatives, great!

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  8. #8


    DGuess Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released


    "Kevin Young" <ky.nntp@sent.com> wrote in message
    news:e7fullJfHHA.4136@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    > P.S. I just re-read my initial post and agree that it sounds like ...not
    > very subtle... advertisement. ;-) Oh well, if it makes someone aware
    > that there are alternatives, great!



    Well, considering they're peer to peer support newsgroups for WLMd and
    WinMail, it's off topic no matter how good or bad someone thinks of the
    software.


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  9. #9


    Ron P Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released


    "Kevin Young" <ky.nntp@sent.com> wrote in message
    news:OTSX5VJfHHA.2216@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Stephen T. wrote:
    >> Man, I too have been an avid Thunderbird user for a long time (I just
    >> decided to see what WLMD was like), but I would have to say that your
    >> message reeks to high Heaven of a "subtle" advertisement.
    >>

    > Well I posted the message for a few reasons:
    > 1. RC1 was just released in the last week or so so it seems news worthy.
    > 2. Although the newsgroups I posted the message to are targeted at MS
    > products, Thunderbird is a direct competitor to both WM and WLMd so
    > comparing them seemed fair.
    > 3. After reading several threads here such as: Why does Vista and email
    > have to be so painful, Hate new Windows Mail, Windows Mail is a piece of
    > crap - it would seem like others might be searching for alternatives.


    Earlier pre-release versions of TB wouldn't import messages from Windows
    Mail. Do you know if this version does now? If not, any workarounds known?
    I tried an earlier alpha release and although it looked promising, I
    couldn't get my current mail transferred over. Thx


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  10. #10


    Kevin Young Guest

    Re: Thunderbird 2 RC1 Released

    Ron P wrote:
    >
    > Earlier pre-release versions of TB wouldn't import messages from Windows
    > Mail. Do you know if this version does now? If not, any workarounds
    > known? I tried an earlier alpha release and although it looked
    > promising, I couldn't get my current mail transferred over. Thx


    The import email command does not list Windows Mail as an option in TB 2
    RC1. Here is the work around I would suggest:

    Set-up an IMAP email account with Fastmail here:

    <http://www.fastmail.fm/mail/?STKI=1147180>

    You can choose between a Free, $14.95, $19.95 or $39.95 account
    depending on storage requirements, email volume and other factors. Try
    a free account for starters as you can always upgrade it to a more full
    featured account once you are satisfied it will meet your needs. Add
    your new IMAP email account to Windows Mail:

    IMAP Server: mail.messagingengine.com

    SMTP Server: mail.messagingengine.com Turn authentication on.

    Copy your saved message folders in Windows Mail to the new IMAP server
    that appears in Windows Mail and now all your saved email will be
    accessible from folders on the server. Next set-up the same IMAP
    account in Thunderbird and all your email will now be accessible in
    Thunderbird or any other email client that supports IMAP for that
    matter. Messages can be dragged to and from the IMAP server and since
    your stored email now resides on the server you can access it using most
    email clients or using web mail from any computer connected to the Internet.

    Some of the other advantages of Fastmail are:
    - Multiple Identities - you can send email from Fastmail making it
    appear to be coming from any of your other email addresses

    - Virtual Domains - use your own email domain through Fastmail i.e.
    Me@mydomain.com

    - Unlimited Aliases - create as many email addresses as you would like
    (Fastmail has numerous domain names you can use) and funnel all the
    email through a single account

    - Pull in pop mail and hotmail in to your account

    - Server based messaging rules, spam\virus protection, signatures

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