Sunday, February 06, 2005

I've Dumped Outlook in favor of Thunderbird

Everyone has been touting Mozilla Firefox as a browser alternative to IE, but I've been really interested in using Thunderbird as an alternative to Microsoft Outlook.

I have about 6 different e-mail accounts, including an IMAP account through NC State and a Hotmail setup in Outlook, so it's not a simple configuration or setup for me. After a few hours of configuration, mail import, address book migration, and the use of Mr. Postman to retrieve my Hotmail, I'm completely migrated.

This morning, I uninstalled Microsoft Outlook, installed the Mozilla Calendar add-on, and I'm very impressed. The RSS feeds aren't as useful as "Live Bookmarks" in Firefox, but I'm going to give them a try for a couple weeks.

I had to reinstall AVG to get e-mail scanning for Thunderbird, but other than that, very little impact on my system. Very pleased, very pleased indeed.

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