Outlook vs Thunderbird for email

by krishnamoorthyb

First off, I am back to blogging after a long break!

I have been trying Mozilla Thunderbird for offical email for the past  100 days. My verdict – inadequate.

The search feature in Thumderbird is pretty bad. I was finding it very difficult to extract mails based on anything other than keyword searches in the subject field. That said, these are the features where thunderbird can do with a lot of development:

1) Rich editor. The message compostion features are rather rudimentary

2) Better color schemes: One look at Outlook 2007 and Thundebird and you know the difference!

3) Tighter integration with calendar, reminders etc..

Having said all this, Thunderbird is still a very good open source alternative for an email client.