Thunderbird 2 vs Apple Mail? How's the tagging? MailTags?

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  1. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

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    Anyone using Thunderbird 2? Curious how's the tagging works? I know in Apple mail, there is Mailtags, but that doesn't seem stable (or at least from reviewers)... so I was looking for alternatives to that that I can tag mail and set up smart folders to sort mail... so much easier for later...
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't really done more than look at the tagging. I've been using filters since before I started with Thunderbird and the filters don't seem to support tags yet.
     
  3. Erasmus® macrumors member

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    help

    hi guys! is someone there who knows how to import my contacts from my nokia mobile into thunderbird? I used iSync and brought them into my address book, and I know I can have use of them on apple mail, but I hared thunderbird is better so I would like to do the same on it. is there a way I can type the name of the contact without having to remember the mail address? thanks!
     
  4. rhoydotp macrumors 6502

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    unfortunately, there isn't any easy way. i'm working on a an applescript that dumps the addressbook data and upload to an LDAP (openldap). thunderbird does not have the capability to quesry addressbook (yet). there is a commercial product that do this already but i'm a cheap guy & love diy.

    as for tagging. i rarely used it. as for performance, i use thunderbird because Mail just couldn't keep up with the amount of email I have (since 2000). it also has a oplugin to check webmail (yahoo, hotmail, gmail).
     
  5. Erasmus® macrumors member

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    ehm?

    ... right.... so .. eh.. you're suggesting to go back o mail, aren't you? anyway thanks for the help!!!
     
  6. ppnkg macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean mail couldn't keep up? How many messages are you talking about?

    (I'm asking because I recently decided to use Mail exclusively - had thunderbird but got tired of it)
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh, I searched for this mailtag for mail.app, its actually an 3rd paty app for mail.app?
    for TB2, there is a button on the toolbar, click it, u can label ur selected mail to different cats (which u can edit as your wish), with different color (again, u can edit color as u wish). U can also setup filters to move/delete/label into a certain cat (or do whatever u want ) with the mail that meet the conditions u specified (including the labels u just set). and u can choose to view only mails with a certain lable. etc. generally, its more flexible than mail.app.

    they main thing I give up on mail.app is that it always has trouble access my IMAP server, and don't display attachments when they are *.txt.
     

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