Thunderbird mail

Ralph Janke txwikinger at
Sun Aug 18 21:24:30 UTC 2013

Well, I have to say that thunderbird works only for small e-mail 
accounts. I cannot run thunderbird without it crashing any of my 
computers, due to overheating them or just plainly freezing them 
because of i/o and cpu overuse. 

It is not understandable for me (working 30+ years in IT), why
there is the attempt for the client to be also the server and
do all the indexing and searching. IHO e-mail needs a total rethink,
also because it is not safe in regards of spying and gives
businesses very little possibility to protect their IP and
trade secrets from third parties.

On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 06:51:56AM -0700, Doug Penner wrote:
> There are many reasons to use Thunderbird (or any other remote
> client for that matter)
> - Faster (more responsive)
As mentioned above, not at all. I am using mutt in order to have 
any kind of response with my e-mail accounts

> - Multiple accounts in 1 interface
In theory, but when there are too many and they are too big
it is absolutely unusable 

> - Better searching (yes, it IS better than gmail's!)
I would not say that gmail is a better solution, because 
of security concerns mainly

> - Supports PGP with a simple addons
> - Did I mention addons?!?
Got tired of addons because they often do not work in the version 
used or stop working after upgrade

> - Multiple window/tab support
mutt can do the same.. multiple terminal windows and tabs :-D

> - Better and configurable shortcuts
> - More settings that can be changed
> - Multiple signature/identity support
> - Works better over slow connections (ONLY the email goes over the network)
> - Respects your computers theme/layout (high-contrast, etc)
> - Proper import/export and email saving functions
> - Inline attachment viewing (just keep scrolling...)
> - WAY more themes to chose from
> That's my 2 minute top-of-my-head list, I'm sure I've missed a lot of
> them.

The problem with a lot of the mozilla products (and chrome too) is
that they are build as if they are operating systems in themselves and
hence there is not a lot of sharting of libraries especially in memory.
I rather have a good OS do that kind of thing then a badly done browser/
email client

Just my two cents

> On Sun, 18 Aug 2013, raymond wrote:
> >Hi all, why use thunderbird mail? It is only duplicating what I
> >get through my gmail account (in my case).And it's slower at start
> >up because it must get the mail info from my other mail accounts.I
> >know that it stores my mail in my computer, is that it's sole
> >purpose? It seems like a lot of duplication to me, can anyone
> >clear this up for me,  Thanks.
> >
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