Mailbird (email): 1 per month for pro version?!

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  1. Stevekir's Avatar
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    Mailbird (email): 1 per month for pro version?!


    I am trying Mailbird. I like it. However, the free trial (of the full version) expires soon and the continuation of the full version costs $1 per month, 12 months payable in advance by various routes including Paypal.

    This seems odd. Why bother with such a small sum. What's the catch?

    (Admittedly, 12 from, say, 10,000 users is 120,000 per year, a useful sum for a few nights out.)
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  2. Posts : 26
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    I've never used it. I've been using Thunderbird for years, and it's free. Does what I want.
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  3. Stevekir's Avatar
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    Odos270 said:
    I've never used it. I've been using Thunderbird for years, and it's free. Does what I want.
    Yes, I used Thunderbird until a year ago but changed to gmail (using Google's browser as the front end). The Thunderbird sites strongly imply that T'bird was no longer being maintained. Mailbird is simple and has a clean interface. It works with gmail. I like it. It has a similar interface as Apple's Mail.
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  4. MoxieMomma's Avatar
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    Hi, @Stevekir:

    The Thunderbird sites strongly imply that T'bird was no longer being maintained.
    Where did you hear that?

    A new version was released just 2 days ago.
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde.../releasenotes/

    Active, independent, user-to-user community still going strong.
    (Support at Mozilla.org has never been as robust as that for Firefox, but that is not new.)

    Having said that, it's true the TB is no longer a very high priority at Mozilla. But there are still many, many users.
    If Mozilla eventually loses interest, I expect (but cannot guarantee) that someone else will pick it up.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  5. Stevekir's Avatar
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    MoxieMomma said:
    Hi, @Stevekir:



    Where did you hear that?

    A new version was released just 2 days ago.
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde.../releasenotes/

    Active, independent, user-to-user community still going strong.
    (Support at Mozilla.org has never been as robust as that for Firefox, but that is not new.)

    Having said that, it's true the TB is no longer a very high priority at Mozilla. But there are still many, many users.
    If Mozilla eventually loses interest, I expect (but cannot guarantee) that someone else will pick it up.

    Cheers,
    MM
    Perhaps my "not being maintained" was a bit too strong.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Thunderbird

    " At the same time, it was announced that Mozilla Foundation will provide at least a temporary legal and financial home for the Thunderbird project.
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    I can't remember the source of the following:

    "Having said that, it's true the TB is no longer a very high priority at Mozilla. But there are still many, many users.
    If Mozilla eventually loses interest, I expect (but cannot guarantee) that someone else will pick it up."

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=366405

    This refers to T'bird "not being dead".

    Also, I found T'bird over-complex for my simple needs.

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    Stevekir said:
    I am trying Mailbird. I like it. However, the free trial (of the full version) expires soon and the continuation of the full version costs $1 per month, 12 months payable in advance by various routes including Paypal.

    This seems odd. Why bother with such a small sum. What's the catch?

    (Admittedly, 12 from, say, 10,000 users is 120,000 per year, a useful sum for a few nights out.)
    I run Mailbird & IMO it's excellent. Started off with free version but as it's limited to 2 accounts (& I have 6). I sse no catch.
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  7. Stevekir's Avatar
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    DavidA23 said:
    I run Mailbird & IMO it's excellent. Started off with free version but as it's limited to 2 accounts (& I have 6). I see no catch.
    Me too. I have three accounts. After a week of using Mailbird I really like it. It does everything I want and is so easy to use.
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  8. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    FWIW, I found that Em Client to be a great third party email tool.

    Link: eM Client | Best Email Client for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10


    Free and pro versions are available.
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  9. swarfega's Avatar
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    Why would you pay for an email client when there are so many free ones available. There are a couple of paid clients such as The Bat! and PostBox, neither of which I have understood a paid model.
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  10. Posts : 40
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    swarfega said:
    Why would you pay for an email client when there are so many free ones available. There are a couple of paid clients such as The Bat! and PostBox, neither of which I have understood a paid model.
    Personal choice.
    Oh yes, there's plenty of free stuff out there & not all of it blasts you with ads & pop-ups etc but I think if a bunch of people produce some decent software that I like then I'm prepared to pay them something for their time.
    Furthermore it's only 12 a year - not a great amount for what it does & also (and this is in no way directed at you or anyone else) it makes me feel less of a cheapskate
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