Does anybody out there know of and use a free software package that will go
out and determine live IP addresses and host names and record them in a
Integrated Plant Systems
Michigan State University
From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Russell J. Lahti
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:40 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] thunderbird ready for prime time?
I've had great luck with using Thunderbird. While it hasn't
yet reached a 1.0 release, it does seem to handle fairly well.
It has great junk filtering, easy to configure filters, and a
lot of other very handy features in a great interface.
Mail is stored in standard mbox format, so very large mailboxes
don't always respond terribly quickly to searches. I have run into
some issues with upgrading, but nothing too difficult to deal with.
As long as you store a backup copy of your profile, upgrades
shouldn't be much of an issue.
I've been recommending Thunderbird to quite a few people,
(and Firefox too for that matter) and haven't hear any really
major complaints yet.
Peter J Murray wrote:
> This is a continuation of yesterday's question, but I'm getting
> frustrated with Outlook and it's little glitches, and people want spam
> filtering. Most of our users have thousands upon thousands of messages
> stored in folders (some have 70k plus), and is why we don't use IMAP.
> Is Thunderbird stable enough and 'corruption-proof' to handle such
> loads? No one really uses any Outlook specific features such as
> calandar and the like. I personally like it, but don't know how it will
> do. Any comments?