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Subject: Re: Any Thunderbird email client alternative ? Date: 1/15/2013 3:06 PM
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Hey math999man,,,,

Since Thunderbird (TB) is no longer going to be supported, I want to move to the "next" popular email program that is under current support... Also, with Thunderbird becoming unsupported, will there be an issue if 5 years from now I want to read a particular Thunderbird email - i.e. since the Thunderbird format is not any standard formats, HTML, etc.


Well as others have already told you, T-Bird will continue to get any Security type and Bug-Fix Updates, they are only Stopping New and Future Functions/Features development going forward!!!

T-Bird is an Old/Mature product, and in my opinion, it doesn't need any new Features/Functions, it works pretty well just the way it is!!!

So, what you now have in T-Bird can and will continue to Function and Operate, as is, for forever, even if they wouldn't any longer provide any Updates!!!

So, I think your fears, about T-Bird going away are unfounded!!!

However, T-Bird has tools to export all your Accounts, Address-Books and e-mails, that you could then Import into other E-Mail-Clients or some Web-Mail Processors!!!

Like the MozBackup one:

http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/


Also, many or some PC-e-mail-Clients are probably also capable of Importing Directly from T-Bird!!!

Also, even if you do move to a new e-mail-client, why not just keep T-Bird and all its data around, it doesn't take that much space. Just set it into Off-Line Mode, then you can go in there any time and Browse around and copy stuff if need be!!!

TK...
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