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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TB is a great Gmail manager
by evert on Sat 7th Jul 2012 06:23 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

I have often used TB to simultanuously access multiple Gmail accounts using IMAP. It is easy to move / copy individual messages or even whole folders.

Also, you can make an offline backup of a Gmail folder using TB. Or move it to your own mail server storage, of whatever...

For those that love encrypted mail: Gmail still has no PGP support.

Many unique features in the add-ons are not to be found somewhere else.

In short, I use TB on a daily basis, I love it, and I welcome the "stability, not more features" approach.

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RE: TB is a great Gmail manager
by saso on Sat 7th Jul 2012 12:22 in reply to "TB is a great Gmail manager"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

For those that love encrypted mail: Gmail still has no PGP support.

How could it? Would you trust google to keep your private keys safe?

(Disclaimer: heavy Enigmail user)

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

For those that love encrypted mail: Gmail still has no PGP support.


True, that *is* the biggest problem with webmail - it's impossible to support encryption or signing without some kind of desktop integration, since that's where the actual keys are.

I don't care much for encryption - that just makes it hard to search for contents - but the ability to sign and verify messages is certainly nice to have...

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