Mail Vs. Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheZimm, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

    TheZimm

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    I have the mail app that comes with leopard but asking if thunderbird is worth getting, I have firefox and I love it compared to safari

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  2. G-Com macrumors regular

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    Yes. It may not look as pretty as Mail, but Thunderbird is light years better than Mail.
     
  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    I like mail because it syncs with the iphone and the uses the global address book unlike thunderbird which does not use the address book on Mac OSX
     
  4. G-Com macrumors regular

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    Importing is a snap: Open Thunderbird and select import.

    I don't have an iPhone.
     
  5. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Why?
     
  6. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I prefer Mail for the OS integration.

    Send photos from iPhoto, data detectors, address book sync, .mac sync, etc.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Thunderbird got slower on the older machine, when keeping the older business e-mails ... something that didn't happen when archiving thousands of e-mails on Mail.

    Might be better with Thunderbird now, but likely because the faster machine sort of negates the penalty.
     
  8. G-Com macrumors regular

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    Adding accounts is less glitchy and I prefer Thunderbird's junk mail filter.

    Plus there is one email account I have that just won't work in Mail. I don't know what the heck is wrong with it, but it just won't go online. I know the address, the password, and server settings are correct.
     
  9. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    This is why I've continued to use Mail, despite some of Thunderbird's perks. This is also why I'm looking into augmenting Mail's features with programs like Daylite. JMTC.
     
  10. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    theres ways to make mail better? lke what?

    Zym
     
  11. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    Check out Daylite and a few of its competitors by searching this forum. Haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list.
     
  12. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TheZimm

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    ehh, I was thinking of something more free=]

    Zym
     
  13. TheKnifeFight macrumors member

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    I've switched from Outlook to Thunderbird on my Windows machine but I think I'm going to stay with Mail on my Mac. I've found thunderbird to be a little bit resource intensive on an older machine
     
  14. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I prefer Mail for the interface. It seems much easier to use than Thunderbird (I have tried both). I only have one account though, so my opinion doesn't count for much. It's also nice that it will sync with my iPod touch. The RSS function is nice if you don't subscribe to very many feeds. It's also very responsive.
     

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