From: Les Klassen Hamm <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Mon Sep 08 2003 - 11:38:02 CST

On 08-Sep-03 jim wagner wrote:
> 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.

My understanding is (and I downloaded these just last week) that there is still
the latest Mozilla, which incorporates email and the rest, OR you can download
standalone products (Firebird for browsing, Thunderbird for email). Current
Thunderbird builds, in my experience, may leave you stranded in want of some
libraries, but the latest stable Mozilla build, including mail reader, work
just great. In fact, the mail reader is about to become my new "recommended"
mail reader, based largely on it's built in, "self-learning" junk mail filters.
I quite like it. If you wish to do it manually, download Mozilla 1.4 for linux
from the link at

> 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.
> Jim
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