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Posted: 3/29/2006 1:48:43 AM EDT
Why would I use it instead of just regular e-mail?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:00:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 2:03:56 AM EDT by Mauser101]
You mean rather than Microsoft Exchange? Security, resource overhead. That kindof stuff.

I think it's more aimed as a server and user side business solution rather than for home users.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:37:52 AM EDT
I love it. Easy to use custom filtering, good spam detection. Lots of good plugins, very low overhead.

Plus nearly all the goddamn email trojans and virii are targeted at MS products.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:20:51 AM EDT
I use it. It is a great email client for reasons that were mentioned above, it's more secure due to the fact that the majority of exploits and viruses sent by email are targeted to MS software.

I also love the integrated junk mail filtering, the software is easily trainable and is suprisingly accurate at identifying legitimate vs junk mail.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:27:19 AM EDT
I've been using it now for several months. I like it. It also allows my wife to use Outlook while I use Thunderbird. It keeps our stuff seperated, and prevents her from deleting my stuff by mistake and vicey versy.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:35:52 AM EDT
So why not just use Yahoo mail?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:38:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 9:39:22 AM EDT by sWs2]

Originally Posted By GLOCKshooter:
So why not just use Yahoo mail?


Thunderbird is like MS Outlook / Outlook express, its a POP access client, yahoo webmail (I think) doesnt come with free pop access.
ETA: its good for when you have a website with your own email address, like you@yourpage.com etc, where there frequently is NO webmail client.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:39:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 9:39:27 AM EDT by Samstead]

Originally Posted By GLOCKshooter:
So why not just use Yahoo mail?



Yahoo mail doesn't give you a local copy so you can't make backups or search easily.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 10:38:43 AM EDT
So if I'm just some guy with a few e-mail accounts that aren't used for business purposes, that would just be a waste of time?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 3:04:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GLOCKshooter:
So if I'm just some guy with a few e-mail accounts that aren't used for business purposes, that would just be a waste of time?


It depends are they the free webmail accounts without POP3 access? If so, yes. I use mozilla thunderbird to check 1 email account (one for a website I run). I dont think It's a waste of time at all.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 3:11:56 PM EDT
I can get around the firewall at work and browse ARF.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 3:35:42 PM EDT

If you use Outlook, or Outlook Express, for your email, Thunderbird is a better, safer program....


If you only have emails like yahoo, hotmail, etc, you can't use it with them.


For people with emails like me@cox.net or you@comcast.net, (ie. email provided BY your ISP, not free online junk) then Thunderbird is teh win
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:23:53 AM EDT
I obviously have an ar15.com e-mail as a paying member. I also have a .org work address. I also have a .edu work address.

Can I use one program to check all of these? Is Thunderbird teh win?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:29:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GLOCKshooter:
I obviously have an ar15.com e-mail as a paying member. I also have a .org work address. I also have a .edu work address.

Can I use one program to check all of these? Is Thunderbird teh win?



Yes, thunderbird can subscribe to multiple email accounts of many varying types (pop/s, imap/s) and can treat each account with a differing identity.
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