Mac Mail vs. Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by drumpat01, Jul 12, 2006.

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Which email client do you prefer?

  1. Mozilla Thunderbird

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Apples .Mail

    22 vote(s)
    75.9%
  3. neither

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. drumpat01 macrumors 6502

    drumpat01

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    #1
    Ok i loooked around and although there have been many threads on email clients I'm a numbers kind of guy so I thought I'd make a poll for it. Feel free to leave comments :)
     
  2. digger1914 macrumors newbie

    digger1914

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    #2
    I used Thunderbird on my PC, but since I moved to the world of Mac I find Mail does all i want in a mail app.
     
  3. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    #3

    Bingo!

    Thunderbird FAR excells Outlook/Outlook Express in the PeeCee world, but once I switched to mail, I haven't even tried Thunderbird.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    #4
    i used to find thunderbird really useful, with this little doodad:

    http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/

    it makes thunderbird crossplatform from the plugging in of your usb stick and carries all your mail with it.

    of course, now i have a dedicated server, with IMAP, and there's no need, because it's constantly synced with my mac on Mail.app, Tunderbird at work, and my Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA phone.

    :D
     
  5. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    #5


    Nerd! ;)
     
  6. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #6
    I find myself using webmail (gmail) more often than not these days...

    I like Mail.app, but it doesn't handle occasional IMAP syncs with my work mailbox very well, TBird does that better...

    B
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #7
    What is .Mail?

    I use Mail.app. Haven't yet found a reason to try anything else since I migrated from Eudora once Mail got rid of most of the bug. Some time during 10.2, I think it was...

    On PCs there really isn't any competition for Thunderbird, the way I see it, but since I'm on my MacBook 99% of the time I rarely get to use it... ;)
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  9. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

    OnceUGoMac

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  10. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    #10
    I've seen the occasional complaint about Mail, but I love it. It handles my 8 main email accounts (mix of POP3 and IMAP) flawlessly, and doesn't slow down with the thousands of messages that I have.

    I haven't used a PC as my main machine since before Thunderbird came out, so I can't say I have a really strong opinion either way on it. I set my mom up with it on her PC and she has no complaints, but then again she's not exactly a demanding user.
     

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