Re: does anyone know about OE classic?
I gave the example of not having to worry about prohgram corruption. With the portable version, you can also update to a new version, still have a backup portable copy you haven't updated, and go back to that version if the new one has problems or behaviors you don't like. Again, you just delete the version you updated and copy the backup version to the location where you run the program from.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You can also copy the program to a new computer and it will be ready. No setup is necessary.
Also, if you keep the backup program updated so that it is the same as the version you are running, if you like that version, and repeat the backup over time, you will have a current addressbook in the backed up version. It saves the time of importaing the address book if you copy the program to a new location or if you replace a corrupted version.
I may have mentioned in my last message that you don't have to set up your accounts if you use a backup where you have already set them up.
From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2020 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] does anyone know about OE classic?
Gene, I already use the portable version but I'd like to hear your
reasons as to why its preferable than the installed copy. Other listers
will benefit from this info.
On 2020-11-20 5:22 p.m., Gene wrote:
Another really important advantage of using Thunderbird is that you can use Thunderbird portable, which I very strongly recommend instead of the installed version. I'll present more reasons if people want, I've written about this on different lists, I'm not sure just which ones.