Re: Replying to list
Ron Johnson wrote:
Competent MUAs (like Mutt/elm and Evolution) have a
I wouldn't call Thunderbird incompetent, but your point is well
Tbird is lacking in specific competence.
Being able to import mbox files is another aggravating area of
I would rather say: the inability to keep and save all your mails in
mbox files is another aggravating area of incompetence.
It is rather annoying and a possible threat to mail-archive-integrity
that Tbird stores all mails of a folder in a single file. The user has
to 'compact' their folders in order to really 'delete' messages out of
that file that were moved to the Trash and expunged from the Trash long
For users of virus-ridden OSes that also means that e-mail viruses
remain on the system until they are deleted, expunged and compacted
(yes, three individual manual steps!)
[For users of linux it's the same three steps.]