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Comment Re:Probably for the best. (Score 1) 293

Seamonkey started out as similar to Netscape Communicator, but Mozilla later changed the UI as well to be as similar to Firefox as it could be, thereby ruining the experience.

That's why separating Thunderbird and Seamonkey from Mozilla is a good idea (I believe Seamonkey already is separate). That way, if the Firefox team gets a bad idea, it doesn't force itself onto other projects like Seamonkey or Thunderbird.

Comment Re:As a Thunderbird user (Score 1) 293

I agree. The only thing I think Thunderbird could improve on is allowing an unlimited number of rules. And also allowing rules to move messages b/w accounts.

Only other thing they could do would be to keep a tab on as many of the email services worldwide to make autoconfiguration a lot smoother. Such as appending '' to a username, for example.

Comment Re:I guess I'm the only one who likes Thunderbird? (Score 2) 293

His choice. I too have several. One for personal, one for all my financial needs, one for all my job contacts, one from my cable provider, one from icloud, et al. If I had just 1, all the junk mail I get from all over would make sure that I lost any emails from friends or family. All in all, I too have 10 emails. Some I specifically got for certain functions, where I didn't want to mix it w/ other more personal things.

Comment Re:I guess I'm the only one who likes Thunderbird? (Score 1) 293

I too love Thunderbird. It automatically configures most of the major free email services - Google, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, et al. What's even better - and this Webmail can't do - I can take an email that's been sent to one account and move it to another account. Do it a lot when people send me mails to the 'wrong' email. That's something I haven't been able to do in Outlook Express when I used to run XP

Comment Re:Anyone else with security concerns? (Score 1) 293

Gmail's web interface can only be accessed by opening a browser: there is no specific gmail client of Google's, outside Android (haven't checked the Windows store). As for offering IMAP access free of charge, I don't see Google discontinuing that as long as one still has several similar offerings from Microsoft and Yahoo! Only thing I wonder is whether AOL still has that.

Comment Re:The cries of a dying business (Score 1) 293

I just don't recommend one. Email clients are for enterprise. Uncle Grampa doesn't need outlook. Use webmail. Email clients add another layer of crap onto an already many-tiered crap cake.

Clients are a lot easier to handle than opening up a browser instance. As it is, I have plenty of tabs open in all my browsers. So if a separate application can work for me, I'll use that.

Comment Re:The cries of a dying business (Score 1) 293

They had their time, and we've moved on.

Which are you referring to here - Firefox or Thunderbird?

As far as browsers go, on this PC-BSD laptop, I use both Firefox and Chromium. On my Windows 10 laptop, I use Edge, Chrome and IE11. As far as email clients go, I use Thunderbird. Outlook is fine at work but overkill anywhere else, and Windows Mail - the one that comes w/ Windows 10 - is seriously buggy and crashes too much. A lot worse than Outlook Express and Windows Mail (of Vista). KMail seems capable only of POP3, not IMAP, which I found out to my detriment.

Comment Re:Politically incorrect fact (Score 1) 153

If you put aside the spyware - which I fixed w/ ShutUp10, Windows 10 is just fine. The desktop mode is as usable as Windows 7, and the tablet mode is fine as well.

Only issue is that the apps sometimes crash a lot - like News. Also, in News, I can no longer configure what sources exactly I want, which sucks! Windows 10 could use a wider variety of apps.

Comment Re:Politically incorrect fact (Score 1) 153

I know that this is hard to digest for a Linux neckbeard, but Windows 10 is actually a great way to breathe life to an old computer. Even 32-bit is fully supported. There, I said it.

As the above title stated, Microsoft is dropping support for all IE before 11. So if one was on XP, the last version of IE that would have worked for them would have been 8, and they'd be SOL if IE was all they used. It's never made sense to me why Microsoft would bother supporting 32-bit beyond 8, since 10 practically requires at least 4GB of memory, which 32-bit Windows can't handle - no matter what the version.

As far as 32-bit Linux goes, they can remain w/ Firefox or Opera. Actually, if you toss in Konqueror/ReKonq as well as Epiphany/Web, there are more choices there. Chrome does depend on you running on the latest if not greatest devices, and there is nothing to suggest that it would be a good fit on XP era Linux boxes.

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