Reply to post: It's the 21st Century: Outside of Work, Email is dead

Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

R Soles

It's the 21st Century: Outside of Work, Email is dead

To put my contentious hat on:

Work

everyone uses MS Outlook and has done for the last 20 years. It's what the boss tells them to use, so that's what they do

Personal

It's the 21st Century: People use Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp &c. Noone has the slightest interest in archiving years of invitations to go to the pub or links to cat videos. It's not even a youth thing: I'm 58 years old and never email anyone, outside of work.

Independent of whether Thunderbird is good at what it does, it is a product noone needs, addressing a shrinking/dying market.

This is also the reason the UI in Gmail and other webmail is so awful: there's simply no return in spending money making it better.

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