Gmail anyone?

To: Lawrie Conole <>
Subject: Gmail anyone?
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 09:37:53 +1100
I quite agree - but it's not an alternative to Gmail - it complements
it. I happily use both together.

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 09:26:48 +1100, Lawrie Conole
<> wrote:
>  David Adams wrote: 
>  I've also found Gmail great for managing mailing list emails. Apart from
> the threading feature, it's very easy to search on the emails you
> accumulate. I also have several invites available, if anyone needs them.
> Just send me a private note and I'll post you an invite back. 
>  Did someone just hear a can of worms being opened?
>  I use a free, open source e-mail application from Mozilla - it's called
> Thunderbird (see the icon/link at the bottom of my message for details).  It
> has a very lovely threading feature (called 'grouping' but with threaded &
> unthreaded options - but the same deal), and you can sort by 13 different
> parameters.  It is also a very efficient spam killer, and can 'learn' about
> spam from how you classify some typical examples.  It is well protected
> against viruses, worms, trojans, etc - and will not allow them to
> self-execute.  On top of all that, it is driving the evil empire (MS) nuts
> because of how much better it is than Outlook, and its growing popularity
> :-)   Also runs on Windows, OS X or Linux (I'm using it in Windows XP at
> work and Mac OS X at home).  The companion browsers are Firefox (Windows or
> Mac) and Camino (Mac) - both killer apps as well.
>  I have no pecuniary interest in Mozilla - it's free, open-source - and
> should be encouraged whenever possible.
>  Now the relevance to birds - it organises all my mail beautifully - and
> keeps work/play items nicely grouped - ornithology here, birding there ...
> baby photos somewhere else.  It's more efficient for ornithology by killing
> spam, and easier to find all my random birding items quickly as it sorts
> them in a way which suits my brain.
>  L.
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