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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RE: email clients doomed
by acobar on Sat 7th Jul 2012 03:19 UTC in reply to "email clients doomed"
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As said by many in this thread, you can very well have both worlds, access your emails from everywhere and, at same time, have copies of them on your notebook and/or desktop and/or server. That is what I like to do. If you use your emails professionally, BACKUPS are a MUST.

Also, there are very useful extensions for Thunderbird that are hard to be matched by other emails clients, even Outlook falls short behind on some use cases.

Sad day. Will keep using it. Hopefully the community will help maintain it.

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