OT- Thunderbird ugliness, Was: Eudora email client source code released

Grant Taylor cctalk at gtaylor.tnetconsulting.net
Thu May 24 16:43:15 CDT 2018

On 05/24/2018 02:30 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> You haven't been paying attention, Grant.   I mentioned a bit earlier 
> that I used POP3 with gmail.

I have.  You mistook my meaning.

I was meaning to imply that "gmail as a server" can mean multiple 
things.  As in stating "gmail as a server" by itself is not enough to 
specify what type of server.

I was aware that you were using Gmail as a POP3 server.

I also suspect that you are using Gmail as an SMTP server, despite not 
saying such.

> Yes, but again, in context, Thunderbird is a newcomer.  (Where was it 
> in 1996?  (Other than as a wine for cheap drunks, I mean; I'm not aware 
> of any email client called Night Train, but I'm willing to be surprised).

I'm fairly certain that Thunderbird's immediate predecessor, Netscape 
Mail / Communicator existed in '96.  I know it existed in the late '90s. 
  (It's my understanding that Thunderbird is a direct descendant of 
original Netscape source code.)  Please forgive me for counting Netscape 
Mail / Communicator and Mozilla Thunderbird as one project and implying 
that said project was around in the '90s.

Grant. . . .
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