As many of my readers are aware, I switched from Eudora Open Source Edition to Thunderbird recently. My particular issues were that Eudora OSE was based on Thunderbird, but a version well over a year old, while there had been a number of updates to Thunderbird during that time.
Thunderbird had a minor update shortly after I switched to it. Now, there’s been a more significant update to take Thunderbird to version 8.0.
What’s so special about 8.0? To me, it’s been the bug fixes.
Initially with version 7.01, I experienced an occasional problem with Thunderbird as it downloaded emails, or more accurately, as it moved emails from the default inbox to put them into the correct folder. It would stop the email delivery as it warned me of the error in "truncating" the mailbox (to take out the email that had just been moved from the inbox).
Although it initially only happened infrequently, it had grown to multiple problems each time I got new mail.
That problem is now gone. Ever since upgrading to version 8.0, the email downloads have gone smoothly.
I haven’t found a thing that I don’t like about the version 8.0 of Thunderbird.