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Forget Zimbra, Gmail or Outlook - Mozilla Developing Internet Email

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Forget Zimbra, Gmail or Outlook - Mozilla Developing Internet Email

Mozilla will spin off a new company, seeded with $3M and headed up by Dr. David Ascher, currently CTO and VP Engineering of ActiveState. The new internet mail platform will be based on, and retain the name, Thunderbird.

It would be truly incredible if Mozilla could collaborate with Yahoo! on this, fresh off its acquisition of Zimbra. A server that married Zimbra’s flexibility and “soft client” (browser-based email client), with Thunderbird’s “fat client” (for those of us who don’t like web-based email) would be a clear winner. I don’t think it will happen, but it would be impressive…

E-mail is so XXth century-ish, it is almost dead, crashed by the outstanding weight of spam (70%? 80%? 90%? 95% ?)...

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I beg to differ. With new

I beg to differ. With new spam filters, and most households now have an internet connection, email is at the height of its reign.

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