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Thunderbird 2 on Vista

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Thunderbird 2 was
released
couple of weeks ago and I decided to upgrade my Thunderbird 1.5 on Vista
Ultimate today.

Very seamless experience, I downloaded, installed and now running without any
glitch! All address book and filters automatically imported.

Read the
entire list of features
but my favorite ones are:

  • Message History Navigation - Like browser, it now maintains a history of

    messages (both forward and backward) viewed.

  • Improved Search -

    Find as you type
    pane makes search more effective.

  • Automated Update - Automatically checks to see if an update is

    available, download and install.

  • Stay Informed - Provide more informative and relevant message alerts

    containing sender, subject and message text for newly arrived messages.

If you are using Firefox
then you are already familiar with most of the above features but it's nice to
see a consistent set of features in products coming out of
Mozilla Foundation. And probably these
features are available as
add-ons
for Thunderbird 1.5 but I never looked around. Feel free to drop a comment on
this blog if you know of an interesting add-on.

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Comments ( 15 )
  • eduardo pelegri-llopart Wednesday, May 2, 2007
    you are missing my favorite: substantially improved tag support. Not yet up to some older CLI clients of old, but good enough that I've redone my whole filtering system around it. - eduard/o
  • Arun Gupta Wednesday, May 2, 2007
    Eduardo, I need to learn from you how to use them effectively. I think I'm asking for a blog entry from you on that :)
    Another good one that I found in the past few hours "Click here to always load remote images from ...". I saw this functionality for the first time in Gmail and found it useful.
  • Michael Fumento Sunday, July 1, 2007
    I don't know how you missed that Thunderbird doesn't even import the contacts from Windows Mail. To my mind, that's not Vista-ready.
  • Arun Monday, July 2, 2007
    re: Vista-ready - I don't use Windows Mail but other than able to resolve LDAP directory names, it seems to be reasonable.
  • don Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    can i import my contacts from Windows Mail into Thunderbird 2?


  • Arun Gupta Tuesday, August 7, 2007
  • maynard Monday, December 3, 2007

    hi..i bought a new laptop OS vista..how do i transfer all contacts, old email, account set up from my old xp laptop..any tip? thanks much!


  • maynard Monday, December 3, 2007

    yup its thunderbird.. old to new pc


  • Michael Fumento Monday, December 3, 2007

    I did finally get my contacts transferred over, or rather my more software-savvy wife did, but it wasn't easy. But maybe I can save you some heartbreak and tell you what I am going to do soon -- install Windows XP over Vista. Recent tests show that in addition to the incredible number of bugs in Vista, it goes at half the speed of XP. That's my experience, as well. Worse, it "decays" at an incredible pace such that originally it almost never required rebooting. Now I have to hard boot on average once a day. Enough is enough.


  • Vagelis Monday, January 14, 2008

    I have Windoes Vista and IMAP Thuderbird email. Google desktop does not index my email after upgrading to Vista from XP. Any ideas?


  • vistaweary Tuesday, April 8, 2008

    I can't import any of my contacts or email. I have Vista's "Window's Mail." I don't have Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora.

    Can you help? I am not very computer literate, but if I have good instructions, I can do whatever needs to be done. :)

    Thanks.


  • Vincent Thursday, April 17, 2008

    I can't import any of my contacts or email either. I have Vista's "Window's Mail." I don't have Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora.

    It doesn't see anything to import, but Widows mail show everything.

    Can you help? I am not very computer literate, but if I have good instructions, I can do whatever needs to be done. :)

    Thanks.


  • FX Sunday, April 27, 2008

    Upgrading from Thunderbird 1.5 to 2.0 is not automatic.

    I tried it and it doesn't work. Further, I looked into it and the migration from 1.5 feature is not yet availableas of 2.0.0.14.

    If you can point to any page on mozilla.com or their forums stating that upgrading from 1.5 to 2.0 will automatically migrate data, please share.


  • KeithT Monday, April 28, 2008

    Hi - I normally use Outlook, but with my new Vista laptop I have to re-enter my network password every time the programme loads (registry issue). Can I not import all my contacts from Outlook to Thunderbird??

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Keith


  • laptop batteries Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    I normally use Outlook, but with my new Vista laptop I have to re-enter my network password every time the programme loads (registry issue). Can I not import all my contacts from Outlook to Thunderbird??


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