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Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 23:43:59 CET 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM, M. Fioretti <mfioretti at nexaima.net> wrote:

> On Sun, November 29, 2009 9:56 pm, Ryan Lanham wrote:
> > I've used Thunderbird for the last couple of days.  I sure miss GMAIL.
> > Thunderbird is slower, clunkier and, even with add-ins, just doesn't have
> > the features of GMAIL.
> Ryan,
> I, for one, *am* interested to know what are exactly the features you find
> present in Gmail but not in Thunderbird, just out of curiosity. Private
> replies are OK for me, since we're going more and more off-topic.
> Thanks in advance,
> Marco
Here's the beginning of a list...first, it does not integrate with my
calendar--which is on Google and which numerous people in my family and work
share as a standard.

Second, it doesn't autosave.

Third, it doesn't make suggestions for including others...

Fourth, it doesn't have a canned response feature native to it.  Google's is
easy and good.

Fifth, the integrated spell checking in Gmail is easier, faster and, for
reasons I can't quite distinguish...preferable.

Google's tool bar is simple, easy and straightforward...no analog on

Adding Bcc and editing the subject are trivial on gmail.

Adding labels, sorts and moving things to files is much easier and more
standard on gmail.

gmail is readily available on mobile phones...and I can download my exact
setup on any machine in the world trivially.

I forward conversations regularly...gmail makes this easy.

It is one click to send a reader article in google reader in gmail.  I'm
still trying to figure out if it can be done in Thunderbird.

Google gears and other offline tools allow me to be productive when Internet
service is intermittent.

Archive is easy, free and extremely powerful in gmail...and it is universal
and accessible anywhere I go.  No such feature on Thunderbird and hard to
access it on gmail if I use the pop interface to gmail.

That's a beginning...there are others.

I do like the contact features on Thunderbird better...which are

Like I said, much of this is probably personal pref.  Reader isn't close.
Google Reader is simply vastly superior...sharing, reactions, reposts to
delicious and Facebook...much easier and more straightforward.

Just my opinion...

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