If you’ve been following the latest news on the technology industry, specifically the email industry you know that the Mozilla Corporation has decided to stop any further development on its popular email client, Thunderbird. (Read more about the company’s decision here. ) So, what’s next for Thunderbird users? And what should you do if your email client should ever stop developing or supporting it’s software?
An Email Client vs an Email Service Provider:
First, it’s important to understand the difference between a desktop client and a service provider. A desktop email client is a downloadable email program that is used to view messages directly from a personal computer. Users can configure the desktop client using POP and IMAP mail protocols to retrieve their messages. While a service provider hosts the servers where the actual messages are kept, maintained and monitored. Ensuring that customers always have access to their email accounts is our number 1 priority. This is why it is important to ensure your email is hosted by a trusted service provider, like Mail2World. In today’s business world email is a mission critical business tool. Service providers like us means you can use any mainstream email client that works best for you.
Thunderbird is an email client which means you can export your email messages to another client using the configurations provided by your email service provider. For our Mail2World customers we have a couple of alternative solutions available:
Login directly to your account and manage your email via the Webmail or mobile interfaces on the Web.
If you’re a Mail2World Platinum User, you can download your messages to your desktop using any number of free desktop clients available for download.
Configure your account using Mail2World’s mail management tools. *
So you see, if an email desktop client is discontinued it’s not the end of the world. You can transfer your email, contacts, calendar, and more! We provide support documentations, user tutorials, and configuration guides to help provide a smooth transition when switching to a new desktop client.
Happy emailing everyone!