This is a discussion on Re: Q: PMDF and MS Outlook via IMAP - VMS ; Marylin Bell wrote: >A comment on Thunderbird: we have many people using it as their client to POP >email out of regular mailboxes on Unix, and we're happy with it when used in >that way. Some of our users are ...
Marylin Bell wrote:
>A comment on Thunderbird: we have many people using it as their client to POP
>email out of regular mailboxes on Unix, and we're happy with it when used in
>that way. Some of our users are set up to use IMAP instead of POP, and I
>haven't heard of too much trouble, but we did have one user with a large
>mailbox (about 200MB) who experienced such poor IMAP performance with
>Thunderbird that we had to switch him back to Netscape 4.77. Netscape, at
>least that version, seems to handle the large mailbox much better.
We try to avoid having people use tbird for POP access, but it works
very well for us as an IMAP client. I would suggest that you get the
most recent version (0.8, not the most recent nightly build).
>We also suspect some problems with MacOS X Mail. I have one user in
>particular who is using it who claims that her email is delayed, sometimes
>for days, both incoming and outgoing. One email she showed me has timestamps
>all over the header showing that she sent it on a Tuesday and that it was
>processed and delivered in a timely fashion, but she swears, and she has a
>witness, that she sent it the Friday before. I am wondering whether the Mac
>Mail somehow held on to it after she composed it and did not actually send it
Lots of mail clients *can* do that, but then you generally have to do
something proactive to actually send it (click on "send unsent messages"
in tbird. This almost certainly is a case of PEBCAK.
>If anyone would care to share comments / recommendations on the various
>clients that are out there, I'd love to hear them. We are still shopping.
Mozilla's Thunderbird gets my vote. And I steer well clear of LookOut
and other things from micro$oft.
>Lake Forest College
>Ken Connelly wrote:
>>Jeremy Begg wrote:
>>>I never had this problem with Netscape 4.77. I haven't yet had a chance
>>>to change to Mail on MacOS X.
>>I have observed problems here with MacOS X Mail when it has to deal with
>>large messages. Attempts to delete a large message end up with the
>>message in both the inbox (or whereever) and the trash. Subsequent
>>attempts result in more copies in the trash and the large one still
>>where it started.
>>I'm using Thunderbird on OS X (and lots of people are using Thunderbird
>>on other platforms) with good results.
Ken Connelly Systems and Operations Manager, ITS Network Services
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0121
phone: (319) 273-5850 fax: (319) 273-7373
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