Newby help: Changing to Thunderbird instead of Eveloution

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Oct 26 20:44:14 UTC 2008

On 10/26/2008 01:23 PM, Bo Grimes wrote:
>> 2. You do not have to use Evolution at all. Install Thunderbird and use
>> that (I actually recommend SeaMonkey instead as that will give you all
>> the benefits of Firefox and Thunderbird combined).
> Just curious:  will SeaMonkey use Firefox plugins, themes and extensions.  I
> have been reluctant to try because I have tons of customizations.

Some, but not all. The next version, SeaMonkey 2.0 (still in alpha now)
uses code from the new Thunderbird and Firefox's, so the three will
become similar. That may be a good thing, maybe not, there are quite a
few threads going on right now regarding using the new FireFox 3 Awesome
Bar (called 'Awful Bar' by some/many) in SeaMonkey 2.0.

However, you can install Thunderbird and SeaMonkey & neither will
interfere with the other. SM settings are kept in ~/.mozilla and TB
settings are kept in ~/.thunderbird.

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