Thanks for validating what I said
I'm just amazed at how defensive some people get. The basic functionality of Thunderbird 2 is not hugely different from Outlook Express 4.72 and more importantly not that improved on Netscape 4. Considering both are years out of date that isn't hugely impressive.
First, there is no evidence that OE is unstable with large amounts of data. Please back this claim up.
Outlook Express has *always* supported add ons and still does.
OE is a commercial product, it's never pretended to be anything else. You're comparing apples and oranges.
Outlook Express from 7 years ago was also written for Macintosh OS and Solaris.
Okay, you can't skin OE, but so what? You can't skin Mulberry, Pegasus or most other email clients.
You *can't* innovate a POP client. POP is crap.
Outlook and Outlook Express are completely different products. I don't know why anyone is dragging this into the argument.
I think you're missing the point, I don't even like Outlook Express, my point was (before it got lost in all this feeble anti-Microsoft propaganda) Thunderbird is a decent but unremarkable email client and hasn't done that much more than rewrite Netscape 4.