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Thunderbird: Stability

Mitchell Baker (via James Fallows):

Much of Mozilla’s leadership — including that of the Thunderbird team — has come to the conclusion that on-going stability is the most important thing, and that continued innovation in Thunderbird is not a priority for Mozilla’s product efforts. […] As a result, the Thunderbird team has developed a plan that provides both stability for Thunderbird’s current state and allows the Thunderbird community to innovate if it chooses.

This can’t be good for Thunderbird users.

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Sounds like it’s a good time for Thunderbird’s creator, Scott MacGregor, to run a special on his current mail client, Postbox (http://postbox-inc.com/?/blog/entry/an_awesome_alternative_for_thunderbird_users/)…

Still, not a good day for free-and-open-source mail clients.

@Smokey Yep. Postbox works with SpamSieve, too.

[...] the news about Thunderbird and Sparrow, this has not been a good month for Mac e-mail clients. And now it seems there’s [...]

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