Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced it's ceasing development on Thunderbird; one more version will be released, and it'll be security updates from then on. "Most Thunderbird users seem happy with the basic email feature set. In parallel, we have seen the rising popularity of Web-based forms of communications representing email alternatives to a desktop solution. Given this, focusing on stability for Thunderbird and driving innovation through other offerings seems a natural choice." Makes sense - I mean, there's only so much you can do with something that needs to send and receive mail, and I can't imagine Thunderbird having a lot of users. Strange, almost Microsoftian obtuse announcement, by the way.
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I don't like this trend
by winter skies on Fri 6th Jul 2012 23:16 UTC
winter skies
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2009-08-21

So it seems who commented before me is implying that being able to read your email and/or view your attachments when offline is of no interest to anyone.
I disagree.
I like having all my mail in one, easily accessible "place" that is not dependent on the availability of my Internet connection, thanks. It seems crazy to me to be forced to use ugly web interfaces to manage my messages. Moreover, I like to keep my accounts separate - ie no redirection to my main gmail address, please.
Am I the only one?

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