Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by NCS, Jan 26, 2005.
pros and cons of each?
They're not really comparable. Outlook is a full PIM with email, contacts, calendar, exchange support, etc, etc, etc. Thunderbird is just an email program with a contact list. I use Thunderbird because I don't need all of the extra stuff in Outlook. I use it with three email accounts and I like that it can have a separate set of folders for each account. Personally, I think Outlook is overkill if all you use it for is email.
I personally use Eudora at home, but Outlook 2003 at work. It's nice and easy to use. And if you do not know, you can setup 'identities' in Outlook as well.
Outlook is a bitch and it doesn't play well with others. However, if you don't mind that fact, Outlook can sure do a lot.
Outlook is much more polished, and has many more features than thunderbird. On the down side, it is more complex, a little more delicate, more expensive, and usually more than anyone needs at home.
Thunderbird is not as polished as it could be, and has very few features compared to outlook. On the other hand, that's not a bad thing, it's simple, it works, and it's free. Plus there are some cool plugins for it.
Yeah I've used identities. I just like the way Thunderbird shows each account with its folders below. Keeps things nice and neat and no "switch identity" hassles.
i use outlook 2k3
Outlook 2k3 > Thunderbird. True Story.
There's no such thing as a good email client, but I've found Thunderbird to be pretty decent.
i already use the organiser features of outlook. im just wondering for email, especially for someone like me who has many accounts, which is the better email client
I have around 6 accounts with outlook, works great.