Well, I finally got around to installing the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. Perhaps I’m heeding the advice of the article in the previous entry. It installed very easily; I just typed ‘apt-get install mozilla-thunderbird’ and it was ready to go. I’d have done this weeks ago, but Thunderbird only now found its way into the PCLinuxOS apt repositories.
So far so good. I was able to import my old mozilla mail settings easily enough, which was nice. So far it’s definitely faster than Mozilla. And supposedly the spam filters are better, which is good. Mozilla Mail was getting about 70% of the spam I was receiving. I’m hoping Thunderbird will do better than that.