Donation Link: Formal Proposal

Bron Gondwana brong at
Tue Dec 3 23:23:34 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013, at 05:05 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
> On 2013-12-03 12:40 PM, John <John at> wrote:
> > Maybe the future of TB is in the development of server side mail system
> > with a web based GUI, a la Roundcube, Squirrelmail.
> In a sense, I agree wholeheartedly with this idea...
> And this is precisely why I love and *only* use IMAP for accessing my email.
> > From the perspective of the individual cloud based solutions may not be
> > such a good idea. If you put all your data and communication in the
> > hands of X then you are X's slave. Trying to get your data back may be
> > very difficult and  switching to another cloud provider may be next to
> > impossible.
> >
> > This is the main reason for my wanting apps like TB to succeed.
> 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.

This is something I would be happy to help with, as an IMAP protocol geek and
server programmer, I have a pretty good idea of what's going on in IMAP!



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