Age old question...
by n74jw - 10/24/09 11:00 AM
In Reply to: Outlook 2007 by robstak
If your company uses MS Exchange then Outlook is the way to go. No doubt about it. Many mobile devices have greater support for Outlook over Thunderbird.
I would personally go with Thunderbird for a few reasons. First, TBird works on all platforms, Linux, Mac and Windows. I use all three and I can easily move my contacts from one to the other very easily, as I can saved e-mail.
Second, TBird uses the traditional mbox format which makes moving mail in and out Thunderbird or to another client (except Outlook) a cinch. I used to use Eudora and when moving to TBIrd, all I had to do was find out where to place the files. Not the case With Outlook. On Windows there is the freeware app 'MozBackup' which will import/export Firefox and TBird settings between Windows PCs.
Third, TBird is free. If you have only one computer, then you only have to buy Outlook once, but IMHO, that is once too many.
Both apps are good, just depends what you need. On my smart-phone, I pull the mail from the source and sync my contacts with the local address book. My employer does not have an MS Exchange system and it uses a third-party calendar, so Outlook wouldn't work for me.
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