I just switched from the regular Apple Mail app, which I had been using daily since 2008, to Thunderbird.  I had been having problems with Apple Mail's program's "message tagging" feature, which I used for marking which emails I had to respond to.  This feature became a daily nuisance, and after repeatedly calling Apple's tech support and jumping through all sorts of hoops, I finally decided to try Thunderbird.  What a breath of fresh air!  And yes, Thunderbird is Open Source software.

I've got the following Thunderbird plugins / extensions installed:

  • ImportExportTools (for importing messages from Mail.app)
  • Send Later
  • Manually sort folders

I also disabled the "Lightning" plugin because I don't want to use Thunderbird for managing my calendar.  For this, I'll continue using Google Calendar (via Apple's Calendar.app).  

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We've been hosting clients' web sites and email on our server for the last few years - and one of the most common areas of confusion, questions, and support has been with the configuration and usage of the email system.  Since the email system frequently yields responses such as "I didn't know it could do that," I figured that I would put together this video tutorial that addresses uses, tips for setting up an email client (Outlook), and common issues.

Video Contents:

  • Configuring using Outlook 2007 (or any other Email client such as Outlook Express, Eudora, Thunderbird, etc…)
  • Adjusting outgoing server settings for blocked port numbers (e.g. Comcast or Verizon blocks access to the outgoing server and you need to use a different port and/or outgoing server
  • Using multiple devices to connect (e.g. your PC and smartphone)
  • Accessing email via webmail, changing your password, forwarders, and auto-responders


Register for an account here:
http://www.covingtoncreations.com/create-an-account.php

Sign in here:
http://www.covingtoncreations.com/log-yourself-in.php

View the tutorial here:
http://www.covingtoncreations.com/tutorials/video-tutorial-email-configuration-and-usage.php

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