Yesterday, I installed Thunderbird as a replacement of two softwares : 1. MS Outlook 2000 (never used MS Outlook Express) 2. MS/Giant SpamInspector (GSI) The main reason was to get rid of GSI, because my intuition tells me that M$ gave up on GSI. 1. M$ doesn't even mention GSI at their website, while MSAS got all the attention. 2. M$ still supports GSI + one small upgrade and that's it. The second reason was that Thunderbird seems to be recommended as safer than MS Outlook by security forums/websites. I have read this too many times, so it has to be true, although I'm not really qualified to know why it's safer. I have to trust the security experts on that. I'm certainly NOT disappointed in Thunderbird, on the contrary. The installation was easy, but that's what I expected. Thunderbird is lesser complicated than MS Outlook and easier to configure and that surprised me. (I never considered MS Outlook 2000 as userfriendly.) Thunderbird works alot faster than MS Outlook and got rid of my junk emails in ONE SECOND. I was stupified. I didn't even had the time to read the subject lines of my junk emails. That's what I call speed improvement. I was very afraid of the anti-spam function and I still don't know how it works exactly, but the results were fantastic and as good as GSI and with an incredible speed. I regret already that I didn't install Thunderbird much sooner. I'm married with M$ and I really hate to replace MS software with other non-MS softwares, simply because I don't like to install additional softwares, that are already on my computer. Now I have THREE email-softwares on my computer and I need only ONE, that's my point. But that isn't the worst. Each time I replace MS softwares, I have to find out that these non-MS softwares are MUCH BETTER than M$ and that makes me really angry. Even the most important tools for internet, BROWSER and EMAILING of M$ are beaten by the competition and these are FREEWARES. I paid alot of money for Windows and Office. How is that possible ? You don't need to answer that question. There is no good answer, except UNFORGIVABLE. And NO, I'm not bashing M$ otherwise I wouldn't have wait so long to replace MSIE with Firefox and MS Outlook 2000 with Thunderbird. So I have been very patient with M$. I have one question about Thunderbird. In the main window of Thunderbird is a column "Date", but that column shows only the time, not the DATE and the column seems to be width enough to contain the date and time ? Until now, I couldn't find a way to get the date in that column or is the date only visible, when the email is older than today. Any suggestions ? Thanks in advance.