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Discussion in 'Email Issues' started by BGBG, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. DSTM (Dougie)

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    Hi Bill.
    I had Thunderbird a long time ago.At that time it was reported widely that Thunderbird was a Security Risk.
    So I gave Thunderbird the flick and had GMAIL ever since.
    I didn't like the cluttered interface of Thunderbird anyway.
    Thunderbird may be OK now.
    I have never had a issue with GMAIL, so not changing, till I have an issue I can't fix with trouble shooting.
     
  2. Bill

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    I am currently using Thunderbird 52.0b4 on the Mozilla beta update channel. Have been using T-bird longer than I can remember. Once it is set up properly, it's very easy to use and works well.
    It allows me to download both my Gmail as well as my ISP email accounts
     
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

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    I still use Thunderbird too.
    I've had it for many years.
    In fact, Dougie is the one that turned me on to it.
     
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    We all have our preferences, and what works for you may not work for me, or in this case Dougie; for now.
     
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    I used to like Netscape pre, 2008.
     
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    I used Netscape as well.
     
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    I was referring to using an email client on your computer (like Live Mail or Office Outlook), as opposed to going directly to your mail provider's site to get your mail. Reason being, by default mail clients don't leave mail on the server, so when the hard drive fails, your mail is gone. Ditto for your contacts.
     
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    Not sure that's so. T-bird leaves my mail on the server, they just show up as being sent.
     
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    Bill,

    I don't use Thunderbird, or know of anyone else that uses it, that's why I mentioned Live Mail and Office Outlook. Are you saying that you download mail with Thunderbird, then if you go into your ISP mail it's still there?
     
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    Ah, I missed this post. I wasn't aware Gmail gave that option.
     
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    I do the same.
    I have my Comcast web mail dumping into Thunderbird on my computer.
    I also have set up Comcast not to delete unless I do it manually.
     
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    All of my younger customers generally use web mail, so it's not an issue when the hard drive fails. Most of my more more senior customers use client mail, and it's a shame when they've lost years of email info as well as their contacts when the hard drive fails. For some reason, even if they have made a back up of their pictures and documents, they often don't consider their mail.
     
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    Unfortunately, for a lot of older people, it's all about convenience, which is fine, until disaster strikes.
     
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    If you were to suggest they clone the drive, nothing would be lost. You might even offer it as a service...
     
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    I do offer those services Bill. I should have mentioned that I was referring to newly acquired customers that had no back up.
     
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    You have to be thankful, Seth there are noobs out there, or you wouldn't have a job.:)
     
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    Oh for sure.

    I've wondered why computers don't come with information explaining what a hard drive is, and the need to have regular back ups.
     

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