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 Morgan on Sat 7th Jul 2012 01:30 UTC in reply to "I don't like this trend"
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Definitely not the only one, though I'm actually partial to Claws-mail on *nix boxen.

I set up two of our workstations at the part time job with Thunderbird so we can get around Google's annoying limitations regarding mailing lists. We have a ton of customers signed up to receive weekly specials, and Thunderbird makes it easy to send out mass mailings with embedded HTML. With the Gmail web interface the HTML is stripped out and the account is suspended if you send more than a few BCCs at once.

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marcus0263 Member since:

Another one here, I can't stand web browser email interfaces. Love the power and flexability of a real email client.

Haven't used Thunderbird for a few years, I use Claws Mail but most of the members of my family use T-Bird. Shame to see it go not to mention a mistake IMO.

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