Anyone here tried SeaMonkey? Have any ideas and opinions about it as default browser and email client?
I want to try SeaMonkey.
I complete my soliloquy.
I installed SeaMonkey. I downloaded it in zip and extracted it to C drive. I created a shortcut in my Browser folder in All Programs menu. I previously used Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. I've also used Outlook, Outlook Express, and Eudora (a long time ago). A newbie might require an installer. I don't like installers. The Global Preferences for Navigator, Mail and Newsgroups, Address Book, Chat, and Composer are in one place, so you can do that one time. The setup for the mail of SeaMonkey was about like Thunderbird. The first time that I setup Outlook Express I was bit confused; although it seems simple to me now. SeaMonkey Mail setup is same as Thunder almost, so much so I can't remember any significant difference.
I have a sentimental attachment to Navigator 4.7. I really love those elfish buttons. I use them on Firefox and Thunderbird, and they come as default on SeaMonkey. I have to confess that SeaMonkey is at a more primitive state than Firefox, Flock, K-Meleon, and IE 7 or 8. SeaMonkey's Navigator and KMLite get a message from the Comcast home page to upgrade the browser. I guess you know by now that I prefer Gecko browsers: Flock, Firefox, K-Meleon, and KMLite. Comcast did provide a link at the bottom of the page which basically said, "well, if you insist click this link, but you will not suffer the full grandeur of this site." I use Firefox fot Comcast anyway. Each browser has different homepage(s); they are important elements in my internet filing system.
So far SeaMonkey works on most of the sites I go to. Comcast several years ago had the gaudiest home page. They toned down a bit. One of the reasons that I like Black Viper's site is the wealth of info without too much glitz. SeaMonkey really shines on resource usage; it uses about forty to fifty MB RAM. Firefox and Thunderbird use about 193 MB RAM. I plan to continue to use Firefox (and other Geckos), but will - as the Set Program Access and Default feature of XP - keep access to Thunderbird. So far I am happy with SeaMonkey, but I have much to learn about it. I have PGP and I don't know if it supports SeaMonkey Mail. I may have to manually encrypt or send encrypted lingo files as attachments.
I am going to SillyDog 701 Forums to learn more about SeaMonkey. Well, sss, you are the adventurer.