Today is Wednesday, 17th July 2024

Mozilla Stops Thunderbird Mail Client Development


Thunderbird HaltedMozilla is mainly known for one thing, their browser. Firefox has enjoyed a huge marketshare. Mozilla’s other main product, Thunderbird, their Outlook email competitor, has enjoyed less success on the other hand. In an effort for the company to increase their focus on winning the browser race, Mozilla has halted all further development on Thunderbird.

In response to this development, Mozilla chairman Mitchell Baker stated the following:

“We’ve tried for years to build Thunderbird as a highly innovative offering, where it plays a role in moving modern Internet messaging to a more open, innovative space, and where there is a growing, more active contributor base. To date, we haven’t achieved this.”

And that is how the cookie crumbles. Thunderbird will stay at unlucky number version 13. You will still be able to download Thunderbird, but do not expect any additional updates. The only exception might be for large security flaws (at least that Is my belief.)

So what say you? Were you a Thunderbird user? Did you know a lot of Thunderbird users?

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