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in series: Being Productive with Mozilla Thunderbird

video tutorial by Lucas Holland and mro, added 05/07

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This first episode is about downloading and installing Thunderbird. After that we cover the profile principle, that Thunderbird has. This allows us, to use one mail account with different thunderbirds.

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2. anonymous Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:10

Thank you. It was comforting and helpful to hear you.

More commentary about the choosing of custom building over the standard choice would be helpful, otherwise I learn nothing new. I have no idea why I would chose to custom build and what the context of that choice is and what my options are and why I might want them! This video was helpful at a surface level to just get started 'somehow, anyhow', but then I think we barely understand what the product can do for us and how creative we can be with it at the stage when we need to make these start-up decisions.

In another series would it be possible to front load what you are saying with more education, and weave it in as you go, as well?


thanks for keeping it short and sweet (breaking the process down into segments or blocks ) segmented learners are pleased.

as you describe the action and reason behind the action before<<< starting the process on the video this will allow us to hear before we see and comprehend before we create.

not critical of your fine efforts here just suggestions for better learning. c);{

Kenny from Texas


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