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Old 9th Jul 2012, 10:27   #1
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Mozilla ceases Thunderbird feature development

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Old 9th Jul 2012, 10:31   #2
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This is quite disappointing. I use this as my main email client on Linux whichever distro I use. I really like it for the support it has with PGP. Will probably continue to use it see what the community do with it.
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Old 9th Jul 2012, 10:49   #3
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I have several GMail accounts and a couple of work email accounts. I use TB as my source to collect them all and also send from them if needed.

First we get word that iGoogle is being shut down, and now TB isn't being officially supported. All my productivity is going down the plughole.
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Old 9th Jul 2012, 11:35   #4
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I have several GMail accounts and a couple of work email accounts. I use TB as my source to collect them all and also send from them if needed.

First we get word that iGoogle is being shut down, and now TB isn't being officially supported. All my productivity is going down the plughole.
But Facebook isn't going anywhere. That has to count as a plus...
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...and now TB isn't being officially supported.
Don't know where you read that. They just said it's not being feature developed. Support will still be there in terms of fixes/patches. And once they relaunch into it, it will get the update it needs.
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What a shame.
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If they're still doing security updates I see no reason to stop using it.
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Does tb support .me ?
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it's the only non-OS specific good mail client, it's a shame to see its feature update being dropped.

however, it can also be seen as a good thing. TB is pretty much perfect, any more features will become bloat.



iGoogle, now it's really sad to see that go, what was Google thinking!
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It would indeed a shame if TB went away. Many of the thousands of people still using XP and Microsoft's Outlook Express would not really have a viable alternative to Outlook Express, when they are forced to upgrade to Windows 7 or beyond. OE is not supported by Windows 7, but TB can be configured to behave very much the same way as OE. Hopefully, the "community" will take the TB code and really run with it...
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Initially I thought they were dropping it completely but as long as security fixes are released then it's fine by me. Functionality can always be added via extensions unless I'm still missing something.
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It would indeed a shame if TB went away. Many of the thousands of people still using XP and Microsoft's Outlook Express would not really have a viable alternative to Outlook Express, when they are forced to upgrade to Windows 7 or beyond. OE is not supported by Windows 7, but TB can be configured to behave very much the same way as OE. Hopefully, the "community" will take the TB code and really run with it...
Bleh - OE can eat a dick.

That said, so nice to see Mozilla concentrating on what's important - a stupid, pointless mobile OS that might get some traction in Brazil. Way to go, guys!
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This is a shame, I still use thunderbird at home. Its probably not quite as good as Outlook, but its way better than outlook express - and still good overall.

Mozilla have lost it a bit though now
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