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The Thunderbird & Firefox appreciation thread

  1. Apr 27, 2004 #1
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  3. Apr 27, 2004 #2

    dduardo

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    Greg, in the words of Linus Torvald - "What have you been smoking?" Sure they are great apps and I use them everyday, but come on, a thunderbird and firefox appreciation thread. That has to be the lamest thing I heard all week. :wink:
     
  4. Apr 27, 2004 #3
    hey its not too lame. I use firebird and thus it cannot be lame =). It's great and I advise anyone who is using IE switch to firebird.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2004 #4
    Still using Firebird? Why not upgrade to Firefox? Actually, does anyone have the link to the plugin to change Firefox's name to whatever you want? Or where I can get the web developer toolbar for Firefox?
     
  6. Apr 27, 2004 #5

    dduardo

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    Michael, just go to tools->options->extensions->get new extension

    The program is called "Firesomething"
     
  7. Apr 27, 2004 #6
    Thanks. I really should have switched from regular Mozilla to Firefox ages ago, it just feels so much cleaner. I found the web developer toolbar too, which is great since I like that one.

    Is thunderbird highly recommended? Any better than similar programs?
     
  8. Apr 27, 2004 #7

    dduardo

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    I use thunderbird and I like it. If your on windows you can also try eudora.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2004 #8
    The name has changed too much. I am using firefox. Like dduardo said, its firesomething.
     
  10. May 3, 2004 #9
    Ever since I started using Firefox the hot babes just kept coming on to me. Thanks Firefox!
     
  11. May 3, 2004 #10
    Argh, I can't get used to it! I've installed and uinstalled Firefox at least 4 times on this computer. I want to use it, but I dunno.

    Like if I get a thing and want to watch a video that is streaming or whatever, do I have to load IE?
     
  12. May 3, 2004 #11

    dduardo

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    Streaming media works fine in firefox. You must not be doing something right.
     
  13. May 3, 2004 #12
    Oops, I didn't mean to imply that the media didn't work in Firefox, I had thought I read that Firefox was strictly a browser and didn't do all the less-common things that other web-browsers like IE do.
     
  14. May 3, 2004 #13

    dduardo

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    Huh? What less-common things?
     
  15. May 4, 2004 #14
    Ok.. :)

    I gave in and tried it out for more than 10 minutes. Now I love it!!

    I have the Phoenity theme, and the Download Manager Tweak, Compact Menu and Clone Window extensions. I've got a neat little config with my menu bar, and amazon, dictionary, google and ircspy searches.

    I really like it. I've adjusted to tabbed browsing, I really like it. I make a mistake sometimes and close all my tabs by accident by closing the browser, but it hasnt happened in a while. I like it. I like the bookmark thing, I've moved them around a bit, and how I can open an entire folder at once in different tabs... That is badass! Lighting fast, I'm liking this :)
     
  16. May 5, 2004 #15
    the two programs are great, i use them both. hotmail cannot work in thunderbird though (atleast i don't know how to do it). this should get hotmail to have pop and smtp servers. just yesterday i learned that AOL did so themselves.
     
  17. May 5, 2004 #16

    ShawnD

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    I don't like thunderbird, I can't figure out how the hell to set the SMTP password. My server requires a specific name and password that are not the same as the POP3 username and password.
     
  18. May 5, 2004 #17

    dduardo

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    It will ask you for the smtp password the first time you try to send outgoing mail.
     
  19. May 5, 2004 #18

    ShawnD

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    Nope. It just informs me that the server has denied access. Doesn't prompt me for a password or anything.
     
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