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: I don't like this trend
by smashIt on Fri 6th Jul 2012 23:34 UTC in reply to "I don't like this trend"
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Am I the only one?

i us thunderbird since ~3 years and don't plan to switch to some stupid webmail-crap

sorry, but with 4 mail-accounts and over 50 aliases thats no option for me

and don't get me started on privacy-issues

Edited 2012-07-06 23:35 UTC

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BeamishBoy Member since:

and don't get me started on privacy-issues

Unless every email you send and receive is encrypted, the privacy of your email is a moot point.

Edited 2012-07-07 02:07 UTC

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MasterChief Member since:

Are you comparing security of an email sent from a desktop, to security of emails stored in a webmail controlled from a private entity ???

You are joking right?

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