Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Import Address Book records into to Thunderbird' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Import Address Book records into to Thunderbird
Authored by: Crimson Napkin on Sep 07, '04 01:52:35PM

Slightly off topic but why would one switch to Thunderbird from Mail.app?

---
macosxhints.com is one reason PC users should switch to a Mac.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mail.app mailboxes require a click to update
Authored by: the_webmaestro on Sep 07, '04 02:55:17PM

One reason I've found, is that Mail.app mailboxes appears to require an occasional click to update its content. It's frustrating, but often I have found that one of my mailboxes has received mail, but Mail.app doesn't alert me to this fact. I've 'watched' my mailbox drawer all day, only to find that I've received a msg but Mail.app did not make the box 'bold'. I've got "Check for new mail:" set to "Every minute" but that only seems to help for the InBox. I've got rules which places mail in sub-folders, and those don't update unless I click...). I also have "[x] Automatically synchronize changed mailboxes" checked.

I switched to Thunderbird (only to switch back), because I want the interaction with iApps (namely Address Book) more than I want an updated mailbox list. I think Thunderbird is quicker, though...

This hint would help to an extent, but I don't want to have to re-export/import every time I add a contact.

In any case, Mail.app keeps getting better, so I like taking advantage of the improvements...

Web Maestro Clay

---
Father of Jeremy Logan



[ Reply to This | # ]
Import Address Book records into to Thunderbird
Authored by: judolphin on Oct 25, '04 10:21:44PM

Because Mail.App is incredibly buggy when handling IMAP accounts; no program on any platform (in my opinion) handles IMAP better than Thunderbird.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Import Address Book records into to Thunderbird
Authored by: TomHopper on Dec 11, '04 07:03:14AM

Firefox allows you to create HTML-formatted emails, with lists (ul and ol), embedded links (a href=...), and so on. It appears to support most of the HTML 4.0 entities, which I find comes in handy when I need to convey more complex information than can be easily dropped in to a text email (I use it on my Windows machine).

Other things it does that Mail doesn't: support for newsgroups; RSS; and saved search folders.

If it integrated (or just synched) with the Address Book, I'd use it on my Mac.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Import Address Book records into to Thunderbird
Authored by: lanny on Jan 26, '05 05:47:49AM

nntp



[ Reply to This | # ]