Thursday, August 2, 2007

Searching Thunderbird emails in Spotlight

Very useful How-To for those using Thunderbird on Apple computers. As the title below suggests, this How-To explains how to (eh?) enable indexing of emails in your Thunderbird email client so that Spotlight (the Mac OS X desktop search tool) can find them. Spotlight does this for Apple Mail and Microsoft Entourage. But after months of using both Mail and Entourage I find them both very problematic. But Thunderbird 2.x is very good. It combines the look and feel of Mail and offers Firefox-style solid usability and functionality. And the range of plug-ins for Thunderbird just keeps getting better.

Howto: Make Spotlight and Google Desktop Index Thunderbird Messages