arawnsley> I have been a user of Messenger Pro online for many years. I have no interest in the offline version because to me there is no point storing emails on a local machine, I need to be able to view them from anywhere in the world I happen to be (either via a secure tunnel directly to the mail server or a webmail interface to the same server).
Agreed, I've not seen the development plan which is why I'm in a position to say that it does indeed lag behind Thunderbird in terms of a released product. Thunderbird's IMAP facilities are, IMO, ahead of MPro. It supports subfolders, multiple active logins to different servers. If I delete a mail using a different client, it recognises that fact rather than requiring a restart. It has better error handling - most importantly a network error does not throw up a single tasking error box. Perhaps I am a unique user, but I want my RISC OS box to be online 24hours a day and apps (especially email clients that can run unattended) which use Wimp_ReportError are not acceptable in that environment. The network is bound to have problems, reconnections should be attempted and if all else fails, an error should be reported in a manner that doesn't lock up the entire machine.
I certainly don't believe that any ported apps will necessarily be better. I use an app and consider that it is better based on its merits and how it serves me.
Naturally, if MPro online did what I wanted I would happily continue using it and indeed pay some money for the facilities I use on a day to day basis.