Thunderbird on Android: Late To The Party, But Ready To Fight


You might have heard a rumor that email is dying. By 2025, the number of mobile email users will increase to 4.6 billion. That's a number representing 92% of ALL email users around the globe. Email is alive and well, but open standards ARE dying. Email is becoming more centralized and less interoperable, because a small handful of corporate giants have a stranglehold on the market. In this talk, project leader Ryan Sipes will share:

  • Why the Thunderbird team decided to enter the mobile email space
  • What Thunderbird is doing to create a complete, open-source, end-to-end email ecosystem
  • Thunderbird's plans to help prevent centralization and keep open standards alive
  • The details behind the partnership with beloved open source app K-9 Mail
  • How the global Thunderbird community made all of this possible
Ballroom C
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 15:45 to 16:45