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On 26/02/2016 13:15, Tom Davies wrote:

How do people here feel about approaching the Thunderbird people to bring them into the 
LibreOffice project a bit more?  

Thunderbird first asked to be part of the project, back
when Sun was running things.  Since then, at random intervals, both
parties have floated similar proposals.

Perhaps they could become the official default email client?

Only if:
a) the developers are going to convert Thunderbird to a real email
client. (^1);
b) the developers don't break things that enhance security, with new

This mailing list has helped quite a few people with "off topic" issues,

An occasional question might be OK. However, if this list has both
Thunderbird and LibO requests, it is going to be hard for anybody to
follow. Twould be much better for TB and LibO to retain separate lists
across the board.

As it is, people are posting bad answers to LibO support lists, because
they understand not the question being asked. I shudder to think of how
bad the answers would be, if the responder thought the question was
about LibO internals, when TB was the subject of the question.

Thunderbird users, particularly ones who use LibreOffice as their Office Suite?

How to get TB and LibO to play nicely with each other would be acceptable.

Explaining how to configure TB for Skype would not be OK for the LibO
support lists.  That belongs on one of the TB support lists.

Another option might be for "The Document Foundation" to fully take on the
whole of the Thunderbird project, and bring in all of their infrastructure
and maybe kinda merge parts together where it's easy enough to do so.

Inasmuch as TB is looking for a new home, my impression is that that was
what Simon was tasked to do.

Although Outlook includes calendar functionality (and a lot more) it seems

TB includes a calender, by default.
I don't know if the TB calender and contact list is still accessible
to/usable by LibO.

Probably the biggest difference between Outlook and Thunderbird, is that
the former will reliably retrieve email, regardless of the number of
accounts, or quantity of email in each account, whereas Thunderbird
chokes up and dies under the same conditions.

^1: Something that can retrieve 2+GB of email from each of 25 POP3
accounts, day in and day out, without losing anything, and without crashing.


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