Sparrow vs. Thunderbird?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rob.G, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Rob.G macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2010
    Anybody compared these two mail apps yet? I've used Thunderbird for years. It works well, but has grown bloated. I don't use it at all on my 11" MBA because even when set to IMAP, it still insists on copying messages locally, eating up precious disk space, so I just use the Gmail web client.

    I see that Sparrow is up to v1.1 on the Mac App Store, and was thinking about getting it, but before I blow $10, I thought I'd ask here first if anybody was using it and if they like it... or not.

  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    This is what IMAP is supposed to do. The main difference between POP3 and IMAP is that IMAP doesn't delete messages off the server, but both copy messages to your internal drive under normal/default settings. If you want to change this behavior, you'll have to change the settings in either Thunderbird, GMail, or both.

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