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Windows 7: Thunderbird up for Adoption

27 Dec 2015   #31
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

That's just it, people. Thunderbird won't really "stop working".
At some point in the future if no one wants to continue its development, T-bird would stop being updated, but it would still keep working. The only issues that would crop up would probably involve security. Then it'd be time to look for a new email client.


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27 Dec 2015   #32
Snookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Lets hope some organisation will take Thunderbird under their wing
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27 Dec 2015   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Most of the security holes are with share this or that from websites or a browser share this link or send this link too blah...
So if you don't send spam to others like that I'm sure all is good
And yes one persons share is another persons spam
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27 Dec 2015   #34
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Couldn't SeaMonkey developers take it over?
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27 Dec 2015   #35
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

What may well happen is that some individuals will get together and take over the development at some point in the future, finance is always an issue but making it into donation-ware could raise substantial revenue, (which is what the changes made by Mozilla recently allows to happen).

When it comes down to it, Mozilla itself started off as an offshoot of the Netscape browser and the original SeaMonkey project
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27 Dec 2015   #36
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've installed Thunderbird but have not transferred my Windows Live Mail files. I'm not really sure how to transfer inbox, sent + contacts. Also the uncertainty with Thunderbird ongoing support makes me wonder if I should bother. Buying Outlook as a separate program is ridiculously expensive and can we be sure that MS won't play games with this application (eg. move to W10 or you won't be supported).
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28 Dec 2015   #37
Snookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Most of the security holes are with share this or that from websites or a browser share this link or send this link too blah...
So if you don't send spam to others like that I'm sure all is good
And yes one persons share is another persons spam
Thanks, no I don't. In fact that's one thing I can't stand about Facebook, the amount of rubbish posts that get shared around, so I don't inflict that sort of thing on my friends or other contacts, also there's always a risk even opening these spurious links in the first place! Have noticed an increase in spam which appears to come from a known contact, but only contains a link. They are deleted immediately via MailwasherPro, don't even want them on Thunderbird!
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28 Dec 2015   #38
Snookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Couldn't SeaMonkey developers take it over?
I must be well behind the times, thought SeaMonkey was a Mozilla product too
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28 Dec 2015   #39
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Sea Monkey was originally the overall product name for Mozilla's Development of an overall do everything Internet suite - basically it was the integration of a browser, (Firefox), and an eMail Client, (Thunderbird). When Firefox took off a few years ago it fell into the background but the project is still active I think.

Of course Firefox and Thunderbird are both very flexible and integrate very well together which is where the issues are now arriving - The developers allocated on Firefox are, as they always have done, working a lot with integration functionalities on Thunderbird. some in the high places in Mozilla are finding this is an issue, although the purists, who started Mozilla would probably disagree
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28 Dec 2015   #40
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Buying Outlook as a separate program is ridiculously expensive and can we be sure that MS won't play games with this application (eg. move to W10 or you won't be supported).
I've used outlook 2007 since it came out it's up to sp3 in support
I've also use it in win-10 without any issues
Keeping in mind I don't use a M$ server I use my own domain name email service to bounce or pop3 to it Host Monster to be exact so as far as I know outlook doesn't rely on a M$ server to operate

At some point M$ could stop sending updates/ security fixes to it or out right say it's not supported in win-10 but I doubt very seriously it would happen in win-7

The offers on ebay were fairly cheap I paid about 4-500.us for office 2007 small business when it came out
If you can get outlook 2007 for less than 100.us you did well
Home and student version was pretty cheap but I can't remember what exactly

Thunderbird should be fine with a little common sense
Don't click on links sent to you
Don't open emails you don't recognize the sender
Don't use share this or that or tweet....features in any websites
Most websites have moved away from anyone needing a default email client for using Contact Us... stuff and simply show a blank place to enter an email address for them to respond to.
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