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[2]: My mom <3
by moondevil on Sat 7th Jul 2012 07:16 UTC in reply to "RE: My mom <3"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Same here, my family got used to Eudora, then Thunderbird. There doesn't seem to be any way to move them to Gmail as they are like "But i can't read my e-mail if internet goes out!"


And they are right.

What will they do if Google decides to terminate their account?

Or if they e-mail account gets hacked?

People place too much thrust of private data in hands of strangers.

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RE[3]: My mom <3
by Lennie on Sat 7th Jul 2012 12:29 in reply to "RE[2]: My mom <3"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Your mail account can get hacked too and a lot of people leave their mail on the account too.

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RE[3]: My mom <3
by tylerdurden on Sat 7th Jul 2012 21:47 in reply to "RE[2]: My mom <3"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

So what you're trying to say is that you don't really know how e-mail works... ;-)

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