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    Thunderbird 1.0 Release Candidate (1.0RC1)

    Thunderbird 1.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for those who want to test the latest version. As this is a release candidate the Thunderbird product page will still point to version 0.9 pending the official 1.0 release.

    For details of the changes see what's new in 1.0

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    The release candidate was short lived, Thunderbird 1.0 has now been released. The previous link points to ftp server for the en-US version. The main Thunderbird site should be updated very soon, at the time of posting it still points to version 0.9

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    Tony, are you going to test it? I have the download file on my desktop, but I chickened out and decided I better ask you first.
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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    I do not use Thunderbird much as I use Outlook for e-mail, but based on limited use I have found it to be stable, reliable and easy to use. You can always run it in parallel to your existing e-mail program. For example if you set the account settings for Thunderbird to leave e-mails on the server then you can test Thunderbird whilst still using your existing e-mail program.

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 Getting Started Guide may be useful if you have never used Thunderbird before.

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    I'd like to get away from Eudora, but unless thunderbird has a way to automatically import my filters, it's too costly to switch.
    I know I'm not the only one seeking a way to import filters into thunderbird.

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    It seems to me you need to be exploring this problem from both the Eudora and Mozilla Thunderbird perspectives, Howard. I admit I'm not yet using Thunderbird, but the current Mozilla mail client has a Tools setting that allows for the "importing" of settings from Eudora. Not being a Eudora user, I don't know what that entails and if it includes filters or not. If it's too costly, it's too costly and possibly you're "stuck" with Eudora. What kind of information are you finding when you Google around in newsgroups at the Mozilla Org sites?

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    I posed the question a while ago in the thunderbird forums.
    A number of other users agreed that there is a need to import filters.

    It should not be hard to write a program as the Eudora filters are stored in a crude text file.

    Earlier this year, I started to write a program to convert the filters to Outlook.
    I can do that because VB can talk to Outlook.
    But I have other things to do, so I doubt that I'll complete the task.

    I'm stuck with Eudora until I can convert the filters.
    I have 258 "rules" in my Eudora filters, some of which, have two conditions.
    Converting the filters manually would likely take less time than writing a program to do so, but not a very enticing venture.

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    I understand the trauma involved in making the transition from a long-standing application, so I wish you luck. I can only say that I used to use Eudora years ago and do not regret my move to the Mozilla family of products. I hope you're able to find a workable solution. Good luck...

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    i could do the conversion of filters manually.
    if it took 5 minutes per filter, for 300 filters that would be 25 hours.
    at 2 minutes per filter, 10 hours.
    the tedium would make it a lot longer.

    writing a program would take even longer, but i could make money converting filters for others.

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    Thanks Tony, for the good suggestion. . I set it that way when using IncrediMail and Outlook Exprss.

    I'm weaning myself away from OE, it's working then not working much too often. Since Thunderbird's not attached to Windows, when OE stops sending/delivering mail, I'll have the other to fall back on.
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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    I fergot to ask.

    Does eithert Mozilla otr Netscape have an ability to import Eudora's filters?
    If so, perhaps t hose can be import into Thunderbird?

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    That's what I meant in my earlier post when I mentioned that Mozilla DOES have an import setting for Eudora's "settings" but I don't know if that word includes message filters or not I don't use Eudora). If I were you, I wouldn't bother with the "older" version of Mozilla but go straight to Thunderbird and see if that import is still present - I'm betting it is.

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    thunderbird does not import eudora's filters.

    Bye thee waye, how does Thunderbirdr sttore its filters?
    In a separate file?

    Does nortun auntie virus work with thunderbird?

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    Re: Thunderbird 1.0 Released

    You could also find a programmer looking for a job, who could write your filter program for you.

    I'm sure a couple hundred dolllars, unlimited pizza and soda / beer would do just fine for a university / college student to do it.
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