Resolved Request: ThunderBird Mail for Leopard/PPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Gamer9430, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

    Gamer9430

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    Cant seem to find a compatible version of ThunderBird for Leopard anywhere. I know there is one, but maybe I'm just not looking hard enough...
     
  2. Lastic macrumors 6502

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    One click away from posting the same url :)
     
  3. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    TenFourBird?! I had no clue such thing existed
     
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    As Cameron Kaiser refers to the developer, it comes "from our anonymous builder in the land of the Rising Sun."

    Kaiser has no idea who builds it but the dev uses code from TenFourFox.
     
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  7. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Got TenFourBird all setup with my email accounts and stuff and it's working really well, much better than Apple Mail. Also, since it's FireFox based, I dropped in @eyoungren's tweaks. Don't really know if it's working, but hopefully so!
     
  8. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    I haven't used a desktop mail app since around 2005 - what would you say the advantages are?
     
  9. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The fact that when Outlook for iOS doesn't work properly with iOS 10, I have a way to check my email ;)

    On a more serious note, I like it because I don't have to go grab my phone when I get an email when I'm sitting at my desk. I can just alt/cmd tab over to my email app that's open in the background and check them quickly, then go right back to what I was doing.
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Reading emails when you don't own a smart phone...
     
  11. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. Webmail clients suck, lack nativity, proper notifications (i.e. rich ones in OS X), better structure, offline reading, etc.
     
  12. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    I think the offline reading is the one feature that might tempt me back but I've been ok thus far, been using Gmail since 2005 (non java script version) - it's only another tab open whilst browsing.
    Regarding smartphones, I have so much deactivated on mine, it's more like a dumbphone. Funny when you consider that as far back as 1999 I used to hack away at 1st gen WAP phones (Nokia 7110) to get push mail working!
     
  13. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    When I'm out and about I carry a "flip-phone" which I only turn on when I need to make a call. I actually purchased it only after I signed up for BCAA, figured it might be a good idea to have a way of contacting them if I did experience a roadside breakdown.
     
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    I used to spend a fortune on phones but when the iphone arrived, innovation faded away - I just can't get excited about yet another anonymous slab of gorilla glass and plastic...
     
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    I've been using TenFourBird for three or four years now; it's rock solid, well featured and snappy to boot. Hope it works well for you. :)
     
  16. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Does TFB also sync with iCal/Contacts (iCloud)?
     
  17. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If you import your iCloud contacts into Contacts.app, your contacts will show up in TFB. I have yet to test calendar syncing with iCal.
     

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