Nidelven IT: An Introduction to Thunderbird [Parts 1-3]
Jul 29, 2003, 02:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kay Frode Petersen)
[ Thanks to Morten W.
Petersen for this link. ]
From Part 1:
"Microsoft Outlook Express has for a number of years been the
leading application for sending and receiving e-mails. This is not
only due to a good functionality, but also due to the
monopolization from Microsoft, and the lack of competitive
"Thunderbird is one of those programs which can compete with MS
Outlook Express, not only because it has similar functionality, but
it's also user friendly, and it's freeware.
"Thunderbird, and other Open Source programs, are products
developed by a community of developers. As everything else, this
community ain't flawless. IMHO it seems they use too much energy
and time developing programs, and fighting the everlasting battle
against monopoly. I'm sure I'm not the first one to think about
this, but what if the community had spent more time enlightening
the masses? I don't see myself as a guru when it comes to handling
programs, yet Thunderbird is quite easy to use.
"People's fear of the new and unknown might be a missed issue,
which needs to be put on the agenda. Troughout this article, I will
try to help you understand Thunderbird, as the excellent, free
program it is..."
Story (Part 1)
Story (Part 2)
Story (Part 3)