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Slightly off-topic here. But anybody started using the Thunderbird
email/news client yet? I'm just starting to get used to it now. It seems
to format the messages on email & Usenet better, however it lacks the
multipart message support that OE has. There doesn't seem to be too
much that's missing in it that OE had.

I'm already defaulted on Firefox on the browser side of things.

Yousuf Khan
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips (More info?)

    Yousuf wrote:
    > Slightly off-topic here. But anybody started using the Thunderbird
    > email/news client yet? I'm just starting to get used to it now. It seems
    > to format the messages on email & Usenet better, however it lacks the
    > multipart message support that OE has. There doesn't seem to be too
    > much that's missing in it that OE had.

    Been using it for about a year now. Works quite well for me.
    I don't have much need for combine & decode, so that's not really an
    issue for me.

    The only real issues I have with it are:

    1) rare crash on setting a message label:
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220959

    2) a very tiny number of groups won't load completely for me:
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=252000

    Neither of which is really enough to dissuade me from using it.


    -WD
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips (More info?)

    Yousuf wrote:
    > Slightly off-topic here. But anybody started using the Thunderbird
    > email/news client yet? I'm just starting to get used to it now. It seems
    > to format the messages on email & Usenet better, however it lacks the
    > multipart message support that OE has. There doesn't seem to be too
    > much that's missing in it that OE had.
    >
    > I'm already defaulted on Firefox on the browser side of things.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan

    I been using TBird for about a year now, and long
    before that I was using the all-in-one Mozilla
    that TBird and FireFox split off from.

    There is no capability to handle multipart messages
    yet, so I use XNews for the binaries newsgroups.

    A few "Request for Enhancement" (RFE) entries
    about the multipart issue are in BugZilla.
    (bugzilla.mozilla.org)


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    http://www.google.com/googleblog/2004/09/china-google-news-and-source-inclusion.html
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips (More info?)

    Yousuf <bbbl67@ezrs.com> wrote:

    >Slightly off-topic here. But anybody started using the Thunderbird
    >email/news client yet? I'm just starting to get used to it now. It seems
    >to format the messages on email & Usenet better, however it lacks the
    >multipart message support that OE has. There doesn't seem to be too
    >much that's missing in it that OE had.
    >
    >I'm already defaulted on Firefox on the browser side of things.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan

    Thunderbird is all we use at my house (for email only). OE is the
    first thing to go, followed by IE (replaced by Firefox).
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    chrisv wrote:
    > Thunderbird is all we use at my house (for email only). OE is the
    > first thing to go, followed by IE (replaced by Firefox).

    IE is the first thing that went here, still on the fence with OE vs.
    Thunderbird so far. The email handling is definitely much better in
    Tbird; but newsgroup handling is still not quite. Wish they'd introduce
    the adaptive Junk mail filter for newsgroups, and wish they'd give you
    the chance to download all of the new headers in newsgroups ahead of time.

    Yousuf Khan
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    Yousuf <bbbl67@ezrs.com> wrote:

    >chrisv wrote:
    >> Thunderbird is all we use at my house (for email only). OE is the
    >> first thing to go, followed by IE (replaced by Firefox).
    >
    >IE is the first thing that went here, still on the fence with OE vs.
    >Thunderbird so far.

    Well, on my PC I trash both IE and OE immediately, but my daughter
    maintains that IE works best for the silly kid's sites she frequents,
    so she still uses IE.
  6. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips (More info?)

    chrisv wrote:
    > Well, on my PC I trash both IE and OE immediately, but my daughter
    > maintains that IE works best for the silly kid's sites she frequents,
    > so she still uses IE.

    I have a tough time convincing kids not to simply accept files from
    anyone especially from people they chat with on IM networks. The other
    day a friend's daughter came running down from her room, all agitated,
    thinking her computer's been infected with a virus when she accepted a
    file called funny.exe from somebody on MSN! It was easy enough to get
    rid of but they never learn.

    Yousuf Khan
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