July 6, 2009

Thunderbird 3.0b2 is Awful

It's been over a year since my prior blog entry.  I've been busy.

So I'll start off with something indisputable - the latest version of the Thunderbird email tool (version 3.0b2) is really awful.

This new version of Thunderbird locks up, seems to spend an inordinate amount of time loading and reloading mailboxes, becomes non-responsive to clicks, can't delete mail, and sometimes even refuses to close.

This new Thunderbird is a big step backwords.

It makes me pine for my favorite email tool, pine/alpine.

Update, Aug 23, 2009:Thunderbird 3.0b3 is just about as bad.  It continues burn enormous amounts of CPU time, it continues to become non responsive to user input, and it posts far too many gratuitous messages that it is to busy doing something else.  The authors should be ashamed at how badly they have bungled a once useful tool.

Posted by karl at July 6, 2009 3:10 PM