Mozilla’s Thunderbird – it’s somkin’


I’ve seen the hundreds and hundreds of press mentions about Mozilla’s latest application, Thunderbird (an email program) and finally downloaded it as I did with Mozilla’s web browser FireFox a few weeks ago.
Well, I hadn’t used Thunderbird for more than 3 minutes and really fell in love with it. I highly suggest that you visit http://www.Mozilla.org and download your own copy.
I loved it so much that I’ve replaced Eudora with Thunderbird on my Hot Resources page
Here’s why:
– The interface is so clean, simple and easy to use – things make sense
– I can finally access the authenticated out going mail server of Earthlink from a hotel and office or anywhere and do not have to be on Earthlink’s network. Eudora did not enable me to do this and I simply DO NOT use Microsoft Outlook which would have enabled me to do this*.
– I can reed RSS feeds from within my email client
– There’s a global inbox that lets me control how I view ALL email. Meaning, if I only want to display ALL email from the last few days, across all of my accounts – I can
– I can multi-task. While a message is being sent I an go back to the main Thunderbird window and do other tasks. In Eudora and Outlook you can only do one thing at a time for the most part.
I’m sure there’s more reasons why I like Thunderbird, but these are a few. I’m excited.
* Note: To prevent spammers from using their outgoing email server companies block access to their outgoing email servers to anyone NOT logged onto their network. For example, if I were to dial up to Earthlink, I could use the outgoing server. But connected to a hotel’s wireless network for example, I could not access Earthlink’s network as I’m not on their network.

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