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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

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    thunderbird and evolution are the big 2 though afaik

    a good list of clients here though: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor..._email_clients

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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

    Quote Originally Posted by Primefalcon View Post
    Well at least we know it will be supported during the present LTS cycle, that sets my mind a ease a bit

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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

    Thunderbird would only have worked for me if they'd introduced decent Exchange and Global Address Book capabilities. Until that happens it's Outlook for me at work. I'd have switched to a complete open source office solution, but the open source email clients cant do what I need. Evolution worked a bit for that but the exchange plugin was not reliable enough.

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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr john View Post
    Thunderbird would only have worked for me if they'd introduced decent Exchange and Global Address Book capabilities. Until that happens it's Outlook for me at work. I'd have switched to a complete open source office solution, but the open source email clients cant do what I need. Evolution worked a bit for that but the exchange plugin was not reliable enough.
    You might want to look at SOGo, which provides an open-source alternative to Exchange, with both a Thunderbird-like web interface and the ability to use Thunderbird itself as a front end.

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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr john View Post
    Thunderbird would only have worked for me if they'd introduced decent Exchange and Global Address Book capabilities. Until that happens it's Outlook for me at work. I'd have switched to a complete open source office solution, but the open source email clients cant do what I need. Evolution worked a bit for that but the exchange plugin was not reliable enough.
    Interesting that you should write this. The link below comes from today (I think) and, in my opinion, puts the lie to the notion (the absurdity) that Mozilla really has nothing more to add to Thunderbird.

    http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/07/...orate-desktop/

    Another blogger suggested that Ubuntu take up Thunderbird development. He made a compelling argument.

    http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/07/...h-thunderbird/

    Though I can already hear all the objections. It does seem that if Canonical really wants Ubuntu to compete for the corporate desktop, it's going to have to offer something besides a pretty little launcher and blurry lenses( that even come with a porno filter).
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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

    Maybe this will force the Evolution devs to start supporting things like, I dunno, html-based email.

    Or, maybe, god forbid, get the program to resize its screens to fit a netbook display size, something they have repeatedly -- and pointedly -- refused to do.

    I'm not holding my breath, though.

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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

    Quote Originally Posted by zerubbabel View Post
    You might want to look at SOGo, which provides an open-source alternative to Exchange, with both a Thunderbird-like web interface and the ability to use Thunderbird itself as a front end.

    I'm sure that would be nice, but I don't have access to that Windows server at work, only the Ubuntu and FreeBSD servers which dont handle internal/external emails. Any email client I use has to have compatibility with the existing server setup. This has stoppped me installing Ubuntu on some work machines.

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    Re: Mozilla cuts back its Thunderbird development.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Why would you want to? Just don't delete the emails that you want to keep. I have a special "Keep" email folder in Thunderbird for long-term email storage.

    You can, if you want, save emails in files (File > Save As), but unless you are transferring emails from email client to another without an import option (assuming you do not use IMAP), I don't see the point.
    I have actually just purchased a USB pen and I am going to be putting Thunderbird Portable on to it. I also found an extension that allows you to save multiple messages in .eml format, instead of having to save them one at a time.

    I have tried Thunderbird Portable through Wine before and it worked without any problems, however if there are any issues I could always run it in a Windows VM.

    Best of both worlds. Portability with the option to save locally.
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