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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 8:02 am

:?: What is the difference between the two email clients?

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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 8:21 am

As email clients, there is little difference between them.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 4:51 pm

Will TB be dropping extensions and XUL in November? If so, there'll be a big difference.
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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 5:01 pm

LoveMyFoxy wrote:Will TB be dropping extensions and XUL in November? If so, there'll be a big difference.

I expect that either both of them will, or neither of them will. I don't see them splitting up any time soon.

Lightning is an XUL extension right now, so I wonder if they're figuring out some other way to include it.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 9:19 pm

"Will TB be dropping extensions and XUL in November? "

No. They know they have to eventually stop depending upon features of the gecko layout engine from Firefox (XUL etc.) but they're not ready to do that yet. That is planned as part of a next generation version of Thunderbird. Exactly what they will do in Nov. is unclear but I suspect they will just keep using an older version of Gecko so that they don't break the add-ons. They don't have to stay in lockstep with Firefox like they used to when Mozilla paid the bills.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 9:46 pm

I usually use older versions of TB, because they don't need security updates like Firefox. I'm curious--Does the email feature of Seamonkey look like TB?
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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 10:03 pm

See https://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/2 ... erview.png . I suspect the real issue is what features won't work because a browser doesn't support the right type of widgets.

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2017, 5:38 am

LoveMyFoxy wrote:I usually use older versions of TB, because they don't need security updates like Firefox. I'm curious--Does the email feature of Seamonkey look like TB?


They don't?

Three Critical fixes in 52.3.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/ ... sa2017-20/

and I'm sure you can find more here.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/ ... underbird/

Just click the link for each version.
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Post Posted September 23rd, 2017, 9:21 am

I don't understand all of it, but I've never had an exploitable crash or any crash in TB. What does "risks in browser or browser-like contexts" mean?

tanstaaf-- I would also say it's not a good idea for me to do email in a browser. Thanks.
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 6:51 am

I think "risks in browser or browsers-like contexts", probably means allowing Remote content in emails and reading a feed message body as a web page.

I would be more concerned about things like this https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/ ... -2017-7779
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