Thunderbird has so many bugs, and yet when I tried to find a replacement, there isn't anything good out there...
- Global search never worked right. On many occasions I would search for a specific word(s), it would find nothing, and I would go scroll through emails and sure enough what I was looking for is right there. Sometimes it would find an email, I would click on it in the "found" list, and it would open an empty pane, and no way to get to the actual email;
- It often corrupts the inbox, and sometimes other folders, and you would have to use "Repair folder" to get it back, and then re-configure the columns because it reset it to default (why?!); I always wondered if I lost actual emails because of this?
- Filters never worked right; I have a pretty extensive set of rules (~30), and often the incoming email would still be sitting in the inbox, and I would have to manually run the filters for it to be moved to the right folder; if more than one filter applies to the incoming email, it would sometimes choose one or the other filter at random;
- The font setting for messages is stupid; Why is there no one global setting to use a particular font/size for all encodings (and possibly individual exceptions for specific encodings if needed)? I like a particular font/size, and they keep messing up the settings, and the way it is rendered every few versions, and I'm so tired trying to get everything back the way it looked before, to the point I stopped updating Thunderbird now because I'm afraid they fucked up the fonts again; it's probably because I have a large monitor (who doesn't these days?) so I have to scale up Windows fonts in the system settings, and every few versions they seem to keep changing the way they handle that;
In case it matters, it's Windows 7 and IMAP with several local folders for archiving old emails.
Please, oh, please, tell me there is something better out there?