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Thunderbird Mail

Post by Pepi » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:03 am

Never used it before :oops: Set it up yesterday with my Yahoo account. It's GREAT !!!

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Re: Thunderbird Mail

Post by mwbworld » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:33 pm

Agreed. I even finally donated to support them. It was long past due for me to do that!
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Re: Thunderbird Mail

Post by MintBean » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:55 pm

Last time I looked, Mozilla was making about $400 million per annum in revenue, of which they invest very little in Thunderbird (basic security fixes only.) Now I know this, they are not on my radar for making a donation a I feel the money would make more of an impact elsewhere within open source.

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Re: Thunderbird Mail

Post by mwbworld » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:37 pm

MintBean wrote:Last time I looked, Mozilla was making about $400 million per annum in revenue, of which they invest very little in Thunderbird (basic security fixes only.) Now I know this, they are not on my radar for making a donation a I feel the money would make more of an impact elsewhere within open source.
Back in early 2017 when they were completely a Mozilla entity I would have gone along with that, but since the May announcement where that changed I see it a helping a worthwhile project that needs helps as it works to become financially independent.
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Re: Thunderbird Mail

Post by felemur » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:09 pm

Thunderbird is very useful. I have many e-mail accounts, and it allows me to keep an eye on them in one place and puts up notifications in Cinnamon when an email comes in.

I read an article that stated mail programs like Thunderbird are not being used much anymore however. Their use peaked in the early 2000's, and have being used less and less since. That is why Mozilla is giving it the back-burner treatment. Besides, they do the security updates and it works flawlessly as both a mail program and as a News feed reader.

People use their browser for mail or their Android / Apple phone.

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Re: Thunderbird Mail

Post by H.Remedy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:21 pm

Thunderbird is fantastic. I stopped using it over a year ago when I switched to ProtonMail email (which currently cannot be accessed using a third party client). But I recently started using Thunderbird again when I discovered Lightning. This is a Thunderbird extension that gives you a pretty powerful desktop calendar that you can sync with your phone via a CalDAV server. Cool stuff!

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