By davidleetodd on Nov 18, 2007
I spend a lot of time dealing with email, so Thunderbird's limitations are literally in my face. I thought I'd start cataloging them, with an eye to eventually sending them on to the T-bird community. I'm publishing them here first so people will have a chance to tell me if they are actually due to user error. Don't want to waste the T-bird developers' time!
Annoyance 1: Loss of context. If you move a message to a folder from your inbox, then move another one, the dialog box makes you start at the root of the tree all over again. On the other hand, The High-priced Product handily defaults the tree to the last folder you moved a message to. Since one usually moves several messages to the same folder, this is a great time saver.
Annoyance 2: If you sort on an alpha column, such as Sender or Subject, you have to manually scroll down all the entries to the place in the alphabet that you want. The High-priced Product handily takes you there when you type the first letter of the section you want to go to. Since this feature is part of most drop-down lists on the planet, it's hard to understand why it's not in T-bird.
To be continued....