With another week of Thunderbird as my email program of choice, not only am I still happy, I’m happier.
One of the things I forgot to mention last week is that Thunderbird is a lot faster than Eudora OSE is/was.
Of course, that came in part because Thunderbird continues to get development, bug fixes and optimizations, while Eudora OSE (based on Thunderbird) hasn’t been updated from the version of Thunderbird that was used in its development.
This week, I upgraded my wife’s PC to Thunderbird. Again, the upgrade went extremely smoothly, since Eudora OSE used all the same locations in C:\Users\AppData (the folders in Windows 7) that Thunderbird uses.
You can start Thunderbird and work with it. Close it. Open Eudora OSE, and pick up with all the same emails, folders, email filters, accounts and addresses.
Thunderbird has its own anti-spam function, as it learns what the user considers to be Junk, and filters those emails into the Junk folder. Actually, as I realized when I installed Thunderbird on my wife’s computer, that filtering is optional and is turned off by default.
You can turn on Thunderbird’s Junk filtering (the Junk identification is on automatically) by going to Tools > Account Settings > Local Folders > Junk Settings.
Thunderbird plays nicely with Mailwasher Pro, which I use to identify and block incoming spam before it ever gets to my computer.
If you want to try Thunderbird, remember that it’s free.
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