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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Not a lot of users?
by rain on Sat 7th Jul 2012 21:45 UTC
rain
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Well, most of the people I know who use a desktop email client at home uses Thunderbird. I doubt that it represents the world in large, but at least it makes me believe that it's not dying.

I've personally settled on Apple Mail because it's simple and macisch. But I've tried Postbox for a month and liked it but it didn't feel as elegant as Mail.app. Going to try out the latest version soon though to see if it's better UI-wise.

I really haven't found any webmail to be more convenient. But I do have roundcube installed on my webserver in case I need to access my email on the go.

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