I use Mozilla Thunderbird, as I mentioned, primarily to read my personal e-mail as well as to track a large number of blogs and news feeds. Everything seems to be working well and thus far I have not had any major problems. I continue to be happy with it as my primary mail client for non-work e-mail and I continue to like the slightly enhanced look and feel in this version.
I have experimented a bit with the new e-mail tagging feature but to be honest have not found it that useful so far and for the most part I don't use it. I'm pretty good about filing things away into folders and keeping my in-box small and that may be why. Likewise, I have not found the new Folder Views options that useful. What I would like to see with regard to folders is more drag and drop support (see item 3 below).
There are still some features I wish had been added by now. At the top of my wish list are:
- A built in backup feature. I still do backups manually by zipping the entire data file tree on a daily basis and copying that zip file to a safe place. It ould be nice if there were some sort of backup feature built in (yes I know there are 3rd party tools out there but this is one feature that I think should be standard)
- I wish there was an option to be prompted when I send a message as to which folder I would like it stored in. I find it painful to have to go to the Sent items folder and drag stuff around. I know there is the "Send a copy to" option on the Tools menu but this still leaves a second copy in the Sent folder.
- I wish I could drag things around in the left side bar to re-order the groups. I have my Blogs above my Local Folders (inbox) and I wish it were the other way around. I would like to be able to order these using drag and drop.
- I was hoping by now that someting like the Sunbird calendar project might have been merged in to add basic calendaring. I know that the focus of Thunderbird is mail and news, but these days calendar events and e-mail are closely intertwined and I'd like to have my personal mail and calendar "under one roof".