Thunderbird as a Web App revisited

Robert Kaiser kairo at
Sun Dec 20 02:51:53 UTC 2015

Ben Bucksch schrieb:
> That runtime would need some features that a normal webbrowser does not
> have. The absolute minimum that comes to mind is opening TCP sockets, to
> allow IMAP/POP3 without proxying, and opening/saving files (even if only
> in a certain directory on disk), to store emails persistently locally.
> Probably I'm missing a few other things.

Both exist in Gecko and have been implemented for Firefox OS (though 
file access through DeviceStorage is somewhat awkward). They may not be 
fully implemented on desktop platforms and/or enabled on Firefox but 
that is a gap that Mozilla wants to close from all I know.


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