[Chandler-dev] Thunderbird will support account settings
autodiscovery for some webmail accounts
bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Tue Apr 10 12:22:33 PDT 2007
+1 for Thunderbird.
This is something I have been thinking about in Chandler for some time.
I am waiting post Preview to begin reworking the Account dialogs in to
a wizard. At that point users should be able to configure Gmail,
and other well established web clients with POP / IMAP support easily
through the UI without having to know host names, ports, security
Internationalization Architect / Mail Service Engineer
Open Source Applications Foundation
543 Howard Street 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
On Apr 9, 2007, at 6:41 PM, Heikki Toivonen wrote:
> "A lot of users want to check their web-mail accounts using a desktop
> client, but they don't know all the information necessary to connect.
> For instance, with Gmail you need to know the server names in addition
> to your login information. We wanted to make the process easier for
> users, so we've provided Gmail integration using just an e-mail
> All the user has to do is enter their e-mail address and password and
> Thunderbird will figure out the server details for them.
> For the Mac version, we've provided the same one-step integration with
> .Mac. We plan to add more web-mail services and even ISP providers in
> future releases. In the meantime, it's possible for developers to
> extensions for other popular web e-mail providers."
> Heikki Toivonen
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