Question: Mozilla's commitment to Thunderbird

Josiah Bruner josiah at
Mon Mar 31 20:47:48 UTC 2014

While it's partly true that Mozilla's priorities are not focused on 
Thunderbird anymore, they are still committed to maintaining the product 
(primarily security-wise) and has never indicated that it plans to kill 

Mozilla no longer pays its' own employees to work on the product 
(excluding security, it does pay employees there) but instead relies on 
Thunderbird's active volunteers to make forward progress and fix the 
majority of bugs, which we are glad to do. They still continue to supply 
resource support to the product which is great.

So although the Mozilla Corp no longer "develops" Thunderbird, the 
product is still in great shape and the community continues to land bug 
fixes and/or improvements daily.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Josiah Bruner
Thunderbird Front-End
& Cocoa Developer

On 3/31/14, 3:10 PM, Karen Spencer wrote:
> I may be in the wrong forum, but I have one big question that 
> determines if I will continue using Thunderbird as my primary email 
> client.  I read online somewhere awhile back that Mozilla is not 
> longer committed to developing and maintaining TB; that they will 
> focus on Firefox.
> Is this true?  From the information I received today when I opened my 
> TB inbox, there appears to be a lot of renewed community support.  
> What gives?
> Thank you,
> Karen Spencer
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