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]: My mom <3
by darkcoder on Sun 8th Jul 2012 00:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My mom <3"
darkcoder
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2006-07-14

Further more, most businesses aren't going to be keen on company related email being pushed through peoples personal Gmail (or any other free mail provider) accounts.


Most business I have been use Exchange as email server, so they use Outlook as the email client.

The only exception I have found personally are ISP, because given the amount of account they must serve, usually prefer open source alternatives, and have their own web GUI for them.

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RE[4]: My mom <3
by jbijnens on Sun 8th Jul 2012 10:12 in reply to "RE[3]: My mom <3"
jbijnens Member since:
2005-12-30

At my work they also use Exchange Server and our IT team has switched off pop3 and imap support in an attempt to try to force people to use Outlook exclusively.
Luckily there is a very nice application called DavMail which allows you to use Thunderbird (with Lightning) together with Exchange anyway.

Best regards,

John Bijnens

Edited 2012-07-08 10:14 UTC

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