Raymond House raymondh40 at
Thu Mar 16 11:43:04 UTC 2017

Hi John, thanks for the input, from yesterday's discussion I now understand
better why people use thunderbird, I really don't need to go that route but
I can say I learned a lot from all the comments.Have a good one,

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:15 PM, John Kerr <johneddie.kerr at>

> HI Raymond
> For many years I have avoided e-mail clients and just relied on the
> browser based gmail.
> But I have changed my mind.
> Thunderbird enables me to see messages individually and so I can sort and
> delete them.
> The sorting function on Tbird is more robust as well. It drives me crazy
> when I receive an e-mail with a subject heading that is part of a thread
> but the message is about something else entirely. I can find these better
> with Thunderbird.
> I do not like the Calendar interface on gcalendar. I am hoping the
> calendar in TBird will be better.
> Cheers
> John
> On 2017-03-15 11:36 AM, Raymond House wrote:
> Hello all, I have been using ubuntu for many years now and I still don't
> know what is the use of thunderbird.It duplicates my gmail account,is
> slow,and seems complicated.I have been trying once more to use it and it
> just seems to be a duplication of gmail (or any other mail service).I'm
> probably missing something here but after many bouts with it I still don't
> get it.I am wondering why it is always on all the new distros? I suppose
> some people like it, I don't.This is one of the rare things that bug me
> about ubuntu, because I would never use any other OS.Thanks.
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