Vision for Thunderbird
ovari123 at zoho.com
Thu Mar 1 04:23:04 UTC 2018
Question 1: When is it planned to enable URL redirection  for Mozilla
Thunderbird from the Mozilla hosted website  to the Thundbird hosted
When following the ‘Donate’ link at the bottom of the page on ,
donations are collected for Mozilla , not Thunderbird.
When following the ‘Donate’ link at the top of the page on ,
donations are collected for Thunderbird , 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  be updated to ?
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 "live.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/start" 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.
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