I have been experimenting in slow motion with Thunderbird, to see if it is possible for me to use it for what I use Outlook for, as a hub for the Four Pillars of PIM
: tasks, notes, calendar items, and contacts.
1. How do I stop the Mail Account Setup prompt from appearing every time I launch Thunderbird or go to Address Book? I use Gmail for personal mail.iPod Touch, PIM, and Outlook (WAS: Thunderbird as a PIM Hub)
EDITED: I put it my Gmail address and it was very smart about pulling up IMAP and SMTP server from a database, which is impressive but I don't really want to access my Gmail locally at this time.
EDITED 2: Discovered by accident that if I go ahead and set up a mail account and remove the account, it stops nagging me but for some reason I can only remove the IMAP server not the SMTP server.
2. Lightning seems to be the canonical add-on for tasks and calendar, contacts are built in, is there a notes add-on someone could recommend?
(EDIT 3: So far, it looks like ThunderNote
3. Is there a good way to sync tasks, notes, calendar items, and contacts in Thunderbird with a PDA (any OS)? I see BirdieSync
but it only seems to sync 1 to 3 of these, depending on OS.
BirdieSync™ allows synchronization of your Windows Mobile device (contacts, events, tasks and mails) or your iPhone (contacts) with Thunderbird™ with Lightning extension installed and Sunbird™ on your PC.