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:


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


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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