Thunderbird Is it good?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JerryM, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I tried Thunderbird a year or so ago, and preferred Outlook Express.
    I understand that Thunderbird has a very good spam filter, and learns as it goes.

    1. Anyone here use Thunderbird?

    2. Can I use it along side OE? I realize that one would have to be my default account. I am also using Mailwasher Pro. I do not know if Thunderbird is compatible with Mailwasher.

    Any comments or advice?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. Slovak

    Slovak Registered Member

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    I think it stinks, way too slow for an email client, and its spam filter is just average, must be used with a third party spam filter to effectively filter spam. Lots of decent features, but just too slow for my liking. Slightly bloated imo.
    Yes you can use it along with oe,and yes again with mailwasher.
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I use Thunderbird and am very pleased with it. I have tried others and they just didn't impress me all that much. Thunderbird is easy to set up and I have had a fairly good experience with their spam filter and it does learn as it works. Do as I did and try four or five others and then make a decision on your experiences. My experiences told me to use Thunderbird;) At the present time I use it to handle two pop3 mail accounts.

    bigc
     
  4. fat cow

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    i just use web based email. :) but i have thunderbird installed.
     
  5. Devinco

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    I've used Outlook Express and Outlook (several versions), as well as several versions of Thunderbird. So far, I like Thunderbird the best.
     
  6. rdsu

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    Yes, it's very good and works very well, but if the future versions will consume less memory will be even better...
     
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  8. Slovak

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    +1, As I stated before, it's a resource hog and way too slow due to the memory it uses.
     
  9. eyes-open

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    They work together fine.
     
  10. rdsu

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    But the new version 1.5 works faster...
     
  11. notageek

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    I love thunderbird. A new version just came out today. I haven't installed it yet but I will.
     
  12. JimIT

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    Love Thunderbird. Replaced Outlook with it. Have not regretted it, and the spam filter is excellent.
     
  13. drfdgdf

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    who needs a spamfilter when we've got free email provided, and stuff like bugmenot and mailinator.com
     
  14. Bob D

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    I've tried Pine, Pegasus, OE, Eudora, Mulberry, Courier, Foxmail, Scribe, Sylpheed, and others I've forgotten about.
    There were always issues:
    Small ones, like lack of spellchecker.
    Larger issues, as in stability.
    Medium issues, as in mediocre/poor support for IMAP, or multiple identity management if you've multiple addresses.
    Always have come back to Tbird. Yes it's a bit bloated, but I've found nothing else that meets my needs criteria.
    There are MANY clients out there (free ones), check them out. Depending on your specific needs, I'm sure you'll find a client that's ideally suited for you.
     
  15. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I downloaded and installed TB today. I like it so far. I think that the span filter will be very useful as it learns.
    I appreciate all the comments.

    Jerry
     
  16. JRCATES

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    Glad that you like it, Jerry. While I do agree with Slovak's comments (quoted below) that it is much slower and resource heavy than I prefer, it's free....and I do use it as a "secondary" email client (still prefer Oiulook Express for primary). One of it's best features is the address book (this is it's main advantage over OE, in my opinion). But as others have suggested, there are web-based email clients that do a nice job as well (Yahoo, GMail, etc.)....

     
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