Feature request/idea

Martin Iturbide martiniturbide at
Sat May 6 13:54:55 UTC 2017


I had started to use some weeks ago and it is a keeper for me. With
all the hipsters using discord and slack, I wanted something open source
that can it be at the same level, I found that riot (and using free service was very good for me. I have some chat channels and some
connected to IRC freenode. The chat bots are decent and easy enought to
use. And with being available on Android, Windows, iOS and web I'm
connected everytime.

It is a good idea. Right now Thunderbird chat function is very limited,
slow and has a confusing GUI. Maybe some mix between riot and pidgin IM can
be eventually think to improve the Thunderbird chat functions.


On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 9:34 PM, Qwerty Chouskie <asdfghrbljzmkd at>

> I keep thinking I should write some really good, convincing email, but I
> keep not doing it, so I'll just make it simple.
> Is there any chance of having
> integration?
>    - It's open, privacy-friendly, etc.
>    - It's well made
>    - It's written using Web technologies (Javascript, etc), and runs in
>    the browser
>    - It could ease the implementation of the chat component by providing
>    a solid base, thus only needing to implement other protocols (IRC, XMPP,
>    twitter, etc) on top of it
>    - It would make TB:NG
> *more than just another email client.  It would be an email
>    client+"Slack"+"Google Hangouts" all on one free, privacy-friendly,
>    easy-to-use program. *
> I think integration could bring a lot to the table for both
> Thunderbird and  Thunderbird already sees a lot of corporate
> use, think of how much more it could see if it served the role of a email
> program *and* a messaging program (Slack) *and* a voice/video
> communications program (Google Hangouts, Skype, etc).  Less programs to
> keep up-to-date, less accounts to deal with, no messy EULAs to deal with,
> easier for everyone in the end.
> TB:NG would be more than just another email program, it would be an Free,
> privacy-friendly communications hub.
> -QwertyChouskie
> Thunderbird user
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Martín Itúrbide
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