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TB Mail Download - Always D/loads old messages

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 16, 2006 - 7:24pm

Hi people this is my first post here. I've been using portable apps for a couple of months now. I use them mainly on my PC because it's superior to installing software. I keep them on a seperate partition so when my C: partition gets screwed or reverted to a backup I don't lose and settings, favourites or addresses etc and I need only to recreate shortcuts. Portable apps rocks! I use the FF, TB, OP, NVU, Gaim and abiword!

I got a problem with TB though. Before using the portable app I used the normal intalling version and this behaved correctly. Under the Server Settings for my account I check the box "Leave messages on server for at most 90 days", this ensure that I always have a backup of my email remotely. But on this version of TB it does leave the messages on the server but everytime it checks for new email it downloads them again. Filling my inbox up with repeats. As I said the install version (0.9 i think) behanved correctly. Is this a quirk with the portable version or am I missing something?

Selective Mail Downloading

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 15, 2006 - 6:34pm

Thanks for the absolutely fabulous apps: Portable Firefox and Portable Thunderbird. After a prolonged search, I can't find the solution to this problem. I have a 256 MB flash drive that is too small to download the very large volume of stored mail on my SMTP server. I would like to selectively download recent mail, say for the last 10 days. I can't figure how to do this in Thunderbird and can't find an extension that will allow me to designate that this is all I want. Thanks again for your help.

thunderbird address book needs more !

Submitted by sangam on January 12, 2006 - 5:45am

immediately after creating a new contact, it is lost in the long list, & i have to search it painfully among thousands of entries. the scroll bar shold remain at the last entry.

more search options are required. more export options are required. more customizable address fields are required.

look up contact in the context menu when clicking on email addresses required.

atleast there will be some addons extensions for some additional functionality in near future, i hope.

i have finally migrated from outlook completely (lock stock & barrel) to portable TB, & also to other portable apps like OOO & abiword & been using all these for about a month.

portable thunderbird does not act as default mail client

Submitted by alex807 on January 9, 2006 - 5:43am

I'm kinda having a problem with ptb: allthough I've set it up to act as the default mail client for the system (XP Prof), it does not act like that, i.e.: when trying to send files from desktop by rightclicking&sendto: mail recipient NOTHING happens. When trying to send from within openoffice writer, I receive an error message saying that there is no mail client defined.
What can I do?