• Mozilla Wants To Split Off Its Thunderbird Email/Chat Client, Says Mitchell Baker Memo

    Mozilla Wants To Split Off Its Thunderbird Email/Chat Client, Says Mitchell Baker Memo

    The Mozilla Foundation looks like it’s about to take another step in its bid to sharpen its focus on development around its Firefox browser. Mozilla now wants to once and for all hive off support for Thunderbird, the free email, chat and news client it first developed in 2004 but effectively stopped directly updating in in 2012. The plans were revealed in a company-wide memo penned… Read More

  • So, That’s It For Thunderbird

    So, That’s It For Thunderbird

    Mozilla is not “stopping” Thunderbird development, it has just decided that: “continued innovation on Thunderbird is not the best use of our resources given our ambitious organizational goals.” And it’s pulling people off the project. But it’s not stopping? Right. This, according to a letter shared with “Mozillians” ahead of the official… Read More

  • Mozilla Messaging Thinks Email Is Broken

    Mozilla officially launched its new Thunderbird focuses spinoff Mozilla Messaging yesterday with David Ascher as CEO. Mozilla Messenging begins with the proposition that e-mail is broken, with its goal being to fix it. Writes Ascher: Email and other forms of internet communications present us with a paradox. The stunning proportion of our days spent communicating online clearly indicates that as… Read More

  • Mozilla Launches Thunderbird 2.0: Please Stop Ignoring It

    Plenty of us use Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser, but how many of you use Thunderbird, the company’s e-mail application? If you don’t, now would be a good time to give her a test drive since today Mozilla released version 2.0. Improvements include better, faster search, tagging and internal message alerts (kinda like Growl). Mozilla is the victim of its own success. Its… Read More