I wish I didn't have to use Thunderbird
Posted Jul 25, 2006 5:29 UTC (Tue) by ringerc
In reply to: I wish I could switch to Thunderbird
Parent article: Five Power Tips for Thunderbird (Summersault Weblog)
I'm only using Thunderbird for one reason: DECENT TLS/SSL support, including client certificates. This means it's actually viable for business mail. With evoluton, the only reasonable option is an SSH tunnel ... and that's not exactly ideal.
It's also nice that Thunderbird doesn't crash every 15 minutes and uses (slightly) less than a gig of RAM ;-)
Nonetheless, I share your incredible frustration with its inability to use IMAP `SEARCH' to do server-side searches across multiple mailboxes. I use Cyrus IMAPd which can do this very quickly and efficiently, and can maintain a search index for older messages, so thunderbird's search is not so great.
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