it all sounds so promising in the beginning - download thunderbird portable - but the Thunderbird Portable Live special ini to the application and store everything on CD - so easy....well that was in the beginning.
In february Lycos Europe closed down their services and i spend lots of time finding a appropionate solution storing my mail account and was happy reading about Thunderbird Portable Live.So thanks to the easy Pop3 support downloading all my emails was a snap.Thanks at this point for the great customer friendly usage!
After a short time all my mails have been deleted from Lyco's host and stored on my HDD along with a portable and nice looking Thunderbird Mail client.After reading the FAQ i then put the ini for burning Thunderbird Live on CD to the app archive and with excited expectations waited to get the CD burnt and started.
But with a big disappointment i then encountered some strange problems.The application saved over 300mb of my stored Mail profile to my HDD!The other choice - not saving to hdd - on the other hand leads to a complete shutdown of the Thunderbird Portable Live client.
Honestly,i dont want to store this backup on my hdd now everytime i run the Thunderbird Portable Live CD that makes no sense in term of "making backups" to me.I just want to put in my Lycos Backup CD and search through my archive everytime i need to find some correspondence information.
IHMO There shouldnt be made promises which can't fill the customer needs and mislead to more problems.
Thunderbird (Portable) is without a doubt a great Mail client and nice idea but for my purpose its handling is simply not acceptable and usefull.