Recently, my father collected a nasty virus on his computer. After I spent the better part of two days and mounds of stress working on his computer, I managed to save most of his files and reinstall Windows. In the aftermath I am making sure he does a better job of protecting his computer. I installed all the necessary anti-spyware and virus programs, along with Firefox and ThunderBird.
The issue at hand is my fathers acceptance of ThunderBird. He lives on his emails, however, I’m sure it is a source of his infection problems. I’ve told him to use it for a few days and if there are irreconcilable differences he may switch back to Outlook (urg!). Personally, I do not use either Outlook or ThunderBird so I don’t have any experience dealing with his complaints when comparing them against one another. I’m downloading a theme to make it look like Outlook; that should make him more comfortable using it.
Can people suggest other extensions to download which will make his transitions progress more smoothly and keep him away from the darkside. Right now his principal complaints regard the address book setting (he cannot easily add addresses, multiple address issues, etc). Thanks.