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Thunderbird not updating vista

I see it as a porting to the desktop of the gmail web interface, which is actually a good thing.That being said, with all the security concerns raised this year, Mail Bird phones home and shares your data over unencrypted connections.

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The emails in the junk folder are left as unread and you have to set up a filter/rule if you don’t want to be notified of new spam.The Mac doesn’t add enough benefit to justify the expense.Of course I also have a Mac Book, but when I’m at home my main rig is Linux.Honestly a company so desperate about my data is not worth my trust. Google acquired the little Mac and i Phone app few years ago and basically killed the project.Email changed and Mail Bird (and Sparrow before it) tries to change the client with it.Indeed soon after the installation you receive the first spam email from the Mail Bird team, alas you are kindly subscribed to their mailing list (you can unsubscribe of course).

I was pretty shocked so I contacted Mail Bird support and they put me in contact with their CTO.

You should be aware that, if you use Mail Bird from a public network your email and name can be easily spoofed (by just opening the application, you don’t even need to check for email). is an incredibly light and sophisticated email client. It uses an internal address book and an internal HTML viewer, both designed to avoid virus attacks to known Windows and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. is a solid and elaborated application, but all this power comes to a cost: it is quite complicated and tedious to configure.

I can’t recommend to install Mail Bird and if you already did, you should remove it. It’s a fine and refreshing email client but it still lacks some important features such as an unified inbox if you need to manage more than one email address (who doesn’t? Anyway, it could be the best client on the planet, until they don’t let you decide what information is sent back to them, the software should be avoided. In my tests Task Manager never exceeded the 15MB mark with an average of just 8-11MB of ram constantly used. None of the email accounts I tried have been configured automatically, not even the usual suspects (hotmail and gmail).

This is not my usual post, but I wanted to share the result of my research (and frustration) regarding email desktop clients for Windows.

I found a depressing lack of innovation and one software even transmitted personal data over unencrypted connection.

From the few emails we exchanged I had the feeling that there’s no The account name and email to my understanding based on our research is not considered confidential data according to the law in this case, which is why it’s not sent encrypted.