For the first time in years, and years, I can actually read my email!!
Thunderbird happily converts all messages to plain text.
For years, with Outlook, I've had the preview pane off, and *never*, *ever*, *ever*, opened an email that I didn't trust. If I needed to know what it said, I'd copy it to the desktop and read it in editplus.
Thunderbird's spam filter hasn't been as good as SpamBayes (maybe it's just training..) so far, and there have been a few junk messages landing in my inbox.
I was jumpy while managing them, having trained myself to treat email (with HTTP tracking, scripts, etc.) with the same respect someone might treat deadly poison.
It's hard to tell you how pleased I am to be able to see my email.
There are still a few UI things that either aren't there, or that I haven't figured out yet.. so I do still miss some Outlook features, but I'm never going to go back. I'm a Thunderbird convert.
Did you know that Thunderbird, like FireFox, is extensible using XUL? If you're looking for a reference you can check out xulplanet.com.
I recently read a post by Kurt over at http://metaphoricalweb.blogspot.com/
about some of his exploits with XUL.
check it out here: http://metaphoricalweb.blogspot.com/2004/09/who-ya-gonna-call-xul.html
so far I have not gotten into it very much, but it seems really interesting. I am personally planning on a widget that will let me post to my .Text blog from firefox regadless of what webpage I'm on.
um...duh, I did all the setup and failed to make my point...sheesh. What I was going to point out is that if there is a piece of functionality that you gotta have, you probably can write it yourself as an extension. From what I have read here I am sure you have the chops for it.
Good luck, M
Cool. Thanks for all the info Matthew.
Was XAML a rip off of XUL?
From what I can gather, yes XAML is a "decendant", lets say, of XUL. Standard ms protocal of taking a good idea and then stealing it and putting their own "spin" on it. I use "quotes" too much :)
I like quotes. They always make me think of Dr. Evil.. :)
Personally, I have a 'single quote' fetish...
I also like <xml /> such as when I am admiring something I really want <homer>mmmmmm...coffee</homer>
or when I'm pissed at someone
<burns>wall him up in the old coke oven</burns>
funny how the tags all seem to reflect Simpsons.
Oh yeah, Simpons is good.
But in keeping up with the times you need a good mix of Futurama, South Park, and Invader Zim too.