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Windows 7: Thunderbird up for Adoption

28 Dec 2015   #41

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I've installed Thunderbird but have not transferred my Windows Live Mail files. I'm not really sure how to transfer inbox, sent + contacts. Also the uncertainty with Thunderbird ongoing support makes me wonder if I should bother. Buying Outlook as a separate program is ridiculously expensive and can we be sure that MS won't play games with this application (eg. move to W10 or you won't be supported).
To import into TB from another client, you might want to check out this tutorial:

FAQ: Thunderbird - Migration

FWIW, the rumors of TB's demise have been around since 2006, if not longer. While Mozilla now is very different from Mozilla then (read: leadership (or lack thereof), $$$, etc.), I predict (read: hope) that either someone will pick it up to support it, or that it will find another way to live. I suspect that most long-time, loyal users would be happy to chip in a few $$ to keep it going. JMHO.



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28 Dec 2015   #42

Win7 Pro 32bit

This is true. I loathe paying for software, but Tbird would be a happy exception.
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28 Dec 2015   #43

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

Mozilla is not giving up on Thunderbird (yet), they just want somebody to take over the project.
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