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Thunderbird (Firefox email): still doesn’t work

Thunderbird just released an update a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I’d try it out.

Day 1: Thunderbird refuses to check email. See this screenshot, note the timestamps, while I’m sitting here waiting for an email that should ahve arrived a few minutes ago, desperately pressing the “get mail” button, and thunderbird refuses to do anything at all:

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I’m not sure I’ll bother with a day 2; an email client that cannot fetch email is no email client at all.

(although, that said, I’ve noticed a fascinating bug with Google’s iPhone contender (the Nexus One) – it cannot send email, even though it displays a message saying “Sending email…”, unless you switch the phone into a special “synching” mode, or manually tell it to Refresh the inbox; until you do that, the “Sending email…” message displays forever, not actually doing anything. Basic testing that Google apparently forgot to do, sigh)