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[4]: I don't like this trend
by Gooberslot on Sun 8th Jul 2012 01:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I don't like this trend"
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Using a desktop client does not make it any less of a security risk though. In fact, it makes it more of a security risk in some ways since all your emails are stored unencrypted on your disk.

All my emails are stored encrypted on disk and backed up. Way more secure than webmail.

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All my emails are stored encrypted on disk and backed up.

Good for you but that is a) not the default behavior of most (any?) desktop client and b) that's not the point. The point is that when using random computers a desktop client is not more secure than webmail and can in fact be less so.

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