From: jim wagner <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Mon Sep 08 2003 - 11:27:01 CST

Scott Walde wrote:

>On Sun, 7 Sep 2003, jim wagner wrote:
>>Can anybody suggest a next step, or even a better first step?
>The better first step is to use Mozilla instead of Netscape. They're
>basically the same program, but Netscape lags a bit behind Mozilla and
>Netscape has all the AOL advertizing added to it.
I would like to. However, the latest mozilla (Firebird) does not have
e-mail. For that you have to use Thunderbird, and I have yet to be able
to get Thunderbird working.

Having followed the procedure as outlined with the program, I was at a
loss, and could find nothing on the net to help.

Then, the other night, having a question about preferences for Firebird,
I went to their homepage. There was nowhere there for end-user
questions, and in fact, on the site, it said that Mozilla "was not
intended for end-users" Apparently, all the improvements in Mozilla
that work are then shipped over to Netscape for their inclusion in the
next Netscape release.

Not complaining, BTW. I can see their point. They want people using
the thing who can spot problems and make suggestions, not to mention
recognizing bugs. All this makes the product better.

This, by implication, means that the same situation holds for
Thunderbird. It being a continual pain to run one Mozilla (Firebird)
for browsing, and the previous one for mail, I went at hooking up
K-mail. Which is apparently broken. Searching around the net, I found
this is a common problem with kmail, so I went for Netscape.

All this is probably more information than you wanted, but there it is.



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