mozilla thunderbird...is it worth it?

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  1. pmoney

    pmoney OT Supporter

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    Is thunderbird any good? I just recently installed and have been using firefox because of the retarded 'you need cookies enabled' problems that kept cropping up on IE. Anyways I have outlook express which I use for email and newsgroups. One thing I hate about OE is that whenever you open it, it opens up MSN messenger in my system tray...other than that I really don't have any issues with it.

    Is downloading, installing thunderbird worth it?
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    * > Outlook

    at least as far as security is concerned.
     
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    TB is great, been using it for a long time. I have it both at home and work. It's very simple and straightforward, and works like a charm. Then there's the security, which is about as good as you'll find anywhere. It has great filters and options, and you can get extensions/themes for it. It's WELL worth a try.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Get Mulberry. It's not free, but it's awesome.
     
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    WERUreo Imua!

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    Thunderbird >>>>>>>>> Outlook Express
     
  6. pmoney

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    Look like I might as well give it a try.

    thanks for the responses
     
  7. bleak

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    I used Thunderbird at home (switched from Eudora) and really like it (all the reasons mentioned above). I just wish I could switch at work, too (OE :wtc: )
     
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    my only problem is that it does not have a user login screen, like outlook express. Or am i missing something?
     
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    TB= teh win
     
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    Just switched over about 3 weeks ago. Good so far No problems.
     
  11. HAIG

    HAIG Supernintendo Chalmers

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    Its TB that much better than Outlook Express in terms of features? I'm not too worried about security, i.e. I don't open emails from people I don't know.
     
  12. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    depends on what kind of features you're talking about.

    ...as far as thinking you won't get any viruses because you don't open messages from people you don't know...wishful thinking. i can't count how many times at my old job that somebody would open a virus message that took advantage of vulnerabilities in outlook that allowed that message to send itself to everyone in their address book (the whole company). others would receive that guys message and open it, and we would spend half the day deleting all the spam messages from people in the company until the sys admins got around to taking care of the problem from the server side.
     
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    HAIG Supernintendo Chalmers

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    I've had that happen more than a few times, where people I know would open an email with a virus, but I never opened them since the email subject usually gives it away. I've already upgraded to Firefox so I guess its just a matter of time before I install TB
     

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