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[3]: I don't like this trend
by MasterChief on Sat 7th Jul 2012 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't like this trend"
MasterChief
Member since:
2012-06-20

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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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Niether one is really secure. Arguing about which one is worse is semantics. Obviously the web based one is mined for ad related material, but unless you control the mail server, you don't know what's going on. I'd actually trust gmail more than my local isp.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

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


Do you think your ISP (or other email provider) does not have the ability to read all your emails stored on their servers?
If you don't run your own mail server you are trusting a third party with your emails.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

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?


Are you encrypting every email you send? If not, every server your message passes through can read it, so what's the difference between that and email stored on GMail?

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RE[5]: I don't like this trend
by _xmv on Mon 9th Jul 2012 03:10 in reply to "RE[4]: I don't like this trend"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

"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?


Are you encrypting every email you send? If not, every server your message passes through can read it, so what's the difference between that and email stored on GMail?
"

Google does not control all SMTPs. Well, yet anyway.

Reply Parent Score: 2