I guess that you might be able to mess SM with add-ons same as you
apparently did with TB. The wise man makes sure to be able to fall back
on the preceding install when install an unknow add-ons. Although I did
try a number of add-ons, I have always had a copy of my previous version
handy and it only took me a few seconds to restore a working version.
John Doue wrote:
Roger Fink wrote:
Although I am a big fan of Seamonkey in its present versions, I second
Roger's answer to you.
Hiya SeaMonkies :-)
I have used TBird for many years and in that time for numerous
reasons I had to transfer the user data to the new installation and
it was the ultimate pain.
Now I am looking for something that is far less bloated, and still
secure and simple. Simple enough to be able to transfer all the user
data to a new installation of the program in less than about an hour.
I'm told it is a combination of a browser and email reader. One thing
I absolutely require is emails in my computer - not on the ISPs
websites with all of their crap ads.
If you are the kind of user who gets into irreversible trouble with a
dedicated email application (and you've answered that question in
on the Tbird board), IMO you really don't want to install a single
that functions as three different applications, because getting into
with a multi-purpose application means uninstalling everything, at
the absence of being able to fix it.
Being able to fix minor problems - and you will get lots of help here
- is critical. Believe me, transferring TB from one machine to the
other is very simple, provided you take the time to gather information
and carefully use it.
Transferring Seamonkey data to another machine requires basically the
same steps, so if you think Seamonkey will solve the problems you
encountered, think again.
The strong point of SM is combining a browser and an email program
into one, as Netscape and Mozilla Suite did. Some prefer this
approach, some don't.
The latest version of SM (1.1.16) is for me ideal: it combines the
ease of use of TB and the (relative) simplicity of FF2 which I prefer
by fare to FF3's.
But Roger's point remains: whatever your beef against TB, moving to SM
will not make eliminate its source.
This being said, welcome to the club if you decide to join!
My thanks to all for the responses.
The issues with transferring the accounts is only one of the regular
problems I have had. I have to cope with the add-ons and have to change
them regularly when the webmail and ypops stop working. Is it the same
with the monkey?
Backing up your profile is also a basic precaution. But again, this
applies to both TB and SM and I cannot see why one did not serve you and
the other would. SM is, to simplify, FF and SM combined. Thankfully, the
present version of SM combines, IMHO, the best versions of both, which
is not the same as the most recent.
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