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The new UI of Thunderbird 5 is horrendous!

So last night Thunderbird notified me about an update. I was excited about it and did the update. Once the update was applied I was expecting to see some new features or improvements in the user interface of the application. Instead of anything I was expecting, I was greeted by the shockingly horrendous new UI of the Mozilla Thunderbird! ...

Thunderbird connecting to pz-in-f16.1e100.net

I use Mozilla  Thunderbird to access my Gmail accounts. I just set it up and noticed that it was making a continuous connection to pz-in-f16.1e100.net and was downloading something using 99% of my available bandwidth. A quick lookup revealed pz-in-f16.1e100.net belonged to Google. So was Thunderbird downloading the mails from my Gmail accounts? Yes it was - even though I did not click on the Download / Sync menu. I ...