Re: Thunderbird will become a webbased application - What about accessibility?


I've been making the same point for awhile. Some people still use Outlook Express. People still use Windows Live Mail.

E-mail is not the way malware or malicious content is generally spread now. The interest is in human engineering, getting people to think an e-mail is from a trusted source and taking actions such as going to fraudulent and malicious web sites or opening attachments. Another way is malicious web sites or hacking advertising on web sites, reputable or not.

Also, I don't recall ever seeing, on lists like this I've followed since about 1998, one report of someone being directly infected by opening an e-mail.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Smart
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2021 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Thunderbird will become a webbased application - What about accessibility?

Another thought:

Why does anyone need to use the very latest version of Thunderbird, if
an older one still works just fine?

This is a ridiculous example, but I held on to Eudora 7 for almost a
decade, and only switched to Thunderbird in the past year. Why? Because
it still worked under Windows 10.

Perhaps that won't be possible this time around, but other than security
concerns, or the way email works being changed in a fundamental way, I
can't see much changing in how we create, send, and receive email any
time soon. Email is very very old.

On 2021-02-08 5:37 a.m., Christian Schoepplein wrote:

regarding to a presentation at FOSDEM 2021 it is planed to make Thunderbird more and more a webbased application based on Electron.

I wonder what that means regarding to accessibility in Thunderbird in general and what other free graphical mailer will be available for Windows if Thunderbird might become inaccessible or at least very inefficient regarding to useability when it is a full webbased program.

Is anyone in touch with the Thunderbird developers and can find out more about their plans and how much they will have accessibility in mind?

I fear they do not care much about accessibility, so the next question is what can we do to bring this isue more into the public?

It would be really sad to loose the only really free and good to use graphical mailer for Windows. AFAIK there are not much alternatives left then, which is a real shame for such a central and important form of communication for blind people, especialy in this very challenging times :-(.



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