Donation Link: Formal Proposal

John John at
Tue Dec 3 20:45:28 UTC 2013

> And this is precisely why I love and *only* use IMAP for accessing my 
> email.
Whole heartily agree, I believe that POP only survives because many ISPs 
do not want to provide the storage for an IMAP based system. My own 
servers are IMAPS exclusively.
> What I would love to see is Thunderbird's IMAP support *vastly* 
> improved, with a simple mechanism in place for being able to keep 
> local, highly compressed copies of all messages for each account for 
> backup purposes, so that in the event of a catastrophe on the server 
> side, you could use these backups to restore the entire IMAP store.
> So, Thunderbird becomes a Desktop app for accessing your cloud based 
> email.
Yes and no, only if I can provide my own secure cloud. That may be the 
other thing that Mozilla has to do is provide a secure 
IMAP(S)/calendar/address server system that can be run on minimal 
equipment. Because there is no way that I am putting my data on somebody 
elses cloud.


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