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> for my new Laptop I installed Icedove (Thunderbird) 8 instead of
> KMail. I wanted to try sth else after 4+ actually satisfactory years
> with KMail.
> So maybe you like some experiences?
> - Thunderbird only downloads messages when I enter the folder. The
> "Get Mail" method seems to work only on the INBOX folder. A method
> to synchronize all folders is well hidden in the "offline" menu
That's just the default. You can change this in the folder properties.
It's a bit annoying because I had to change it for almost all of my
Another thing I noticed today:
- Thunderbird does not mark a message a replied if you move the message
while you are writing the reply. Granted, it might not be a very common
workflow but I actually did this today. When doing it I already wondered
whether Thunderbird would handle this. In KMail this has worked forever.
- I absolutely miss the 'm' key to quickly move messages in Thunderbird.
I guess the 'j' key would also be nice to have, but I don't use it very
often in KMail and I'm not really missing it in Thunderbird. But the 'm'
key I really miss.
- I absolutely hate the "there is a plugin for this" approach
Thunderbird (and Firefox for that matter) takes.
- OTOH, I have to say that searching works extremely well and fast in
Thunderbird. Also, indexing my 1+ GB of mail in my work account didn't
have any noticable negative effect on Thunderbird or even the system.