Vision for Thunderbird

Óvári ovari123 at
Thu Mar 1 04:23:04 UTC 2018

Question 1: When is it planned to enable URL redirection [1] for Mozilla 
Thunderbird from the Mozilla hosted website [2] to the Thundbird hosted 
website [3]?

When following the ‘Donate’ link at the bottom of the page on [2], 
donations are collected for Mozilla [4], not Thunderbird.

When following the ‘Donate’ link at the top of the page on [3], 
donations are collected for Thunderbird [5], not Mozilla.

There may be people who think they are donating to Thunderbird, when 
actually they are donating to Mozilla.

Question 2: Are you aware of this?

Question 3: Are you able to reproduce?

Question 4: Should the ‘Donate’ link at [2] be updated to [5]?

Thank you


On 1/3/18 11:21 am, harry wrote:
> Am 28.02.2018 um 17:40 schrieb Eyal Rozenberg:
>> * The vast majority of Thunderbird users don't even know that their 
>> contribution is desirable, let alone significant.
> I have already mentioned this here before:
> if Thunderbird wants to secure that donations keep coming in, there 
> should definitely  be taken a little effort to advertise that TB needs 
> those donations.
> As of now, *you can use TB for years and years, and still not know 
> that a donation would be appreciated.*
> I, for instance, have more often made donations to the "Document 
> foundation" (LibreOffice) than I did to  Thunderbird because they ask 
> for donations after each update. It is easier for them, though, 
> because the update can' t be done as background process, but the 
> download has to be done manually, so it is easy to show the donation 
> page to the user.
> I have just checked, and found something that was new to me: actually, 
> the   donation page /start page
> *is* being displayed at each start of TB (if not unchecked in the 
> settings) - but only if one uses the messagepane of TB. I Actually, I 
> use only 2 panes (with the messagepane being "pushed down"and the 
> content  of a message not visible until opened - and I have always 
> used it this way).
> So, considering quite some others may use TB in the same way, it could 
> be a good idea to display the donation page**after each update process 
> of TB*- * in the same way as the "new version fixes" are being 
> displayed as of now. That is, in a separate tab or a separate window. 
> Also, this page "" could 
> need a little overhaul - I can only speak for the German Version of 
> this web page.  While the page isn't really badly written, it seems to 
> be a translation from the English page and doesn't really sound 
> inspiring to me.
> I wouldn't consider this is to be too intrusive, nor think that it 
> would be not well received by a significant number of users. It should 
> be made very clear, though, that one won't loose any functionality if 
> he doesn't donate - in order to not annoy users.
>  I would rather consider it a wasted chance for the future of TB if 
> the donation issue wasn't given more attention.
> Harry
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