Windows 10: Mailbird (email): £1 per month for pro version?!

Discus and support Mailbird (email): £1 per month for pro version?! in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I am trying Mailbird. I like it. However, the free trial (of the full version) expires soon and the continuation of the full version costs $1 per... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Stevekir, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Stevekir Win User

    Mailbird (email): £1 per month for pro version?!


    I am trying Mailbird. I like it. However, the free trial (of the full version) expires soon and the continuation of the full version costs $1 per month, 12 months payable in advance by various routes including Paypal.

    This seems odd. Why bother with such a small sum. What's the catch?

    (Admittedly, £12 from, say, 10,000 users is £120,000 per year, a useful sum for a few nights out.)

    :)
     
    Stevekir, Aug 30, 2016
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  2. leopard_jumps, Aug 30, 2016
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  3. sme76 Win User
    Why no HTML Signature with pictures in Windows 10 Mail app?

    Just a note if someone is planning on buying a pro license, MailBird can't even sync Google Contacts. That feature has been "Coming soon" for about two years.
     
    sme76, Aug 30, 2016
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  4. Odos270 Win User

    Mailbird (email): £1 per month for pro version?!

    I've never used it. I've been using Thunderbird for years, and it's free. Does what I want.
     
    Odos270, Aug 31, 2016
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  5. Stevekir Win User
    Yes, I used Thunderbird until a year ago but changed to gmail (using Google's browser as the front end). The Thunderbird sites strongly imply that T'bird was no longer being maintained. Mailbird is simple and has a clean interface. It works with gmail. I like it. It has a similar interface as Apple's Mail.
     
    Stevekir, Aug 31, 2016
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  6. Hi, @Stevekir:

    Where did you hear that?

    A new version was released just 2 days ago.
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde.../releasenotes/

    Active, independent, user-to-user community still going strong.
    (Support at Mozilla.org has never been as robust as that for Firefox, but that is not new.)

    Having said that, it's true the TB is no longer a very high priority at Mozilla. But there are still many, many users.
    If Mozilla eventually loses interest, I expect (but cannot guarantee) that someone else will pick it up.

    Cheers,
    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Aug 31, 2016
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  7. Stevekir Win User
    Perhaps my "not being maintained" was a bit too strong.

    Mozilla Thunderbird - Wikipedia

    " At the same time, it was announced that Mozilla Foundation will provide at least a temporary legal and financial home for the Thunderbird project.[17]"

    I can't remember the source of the following:

    "Having said that, it's true the TB is no longer a very high priority at Mozilla. But there are still many, many users.
    If Mozilla eventually loses interest, I expect (but cannot guarantee) that someone else will pick it up."

    Is Thunderbird dead and other FAQ • mozillaZine Forums

    This refers to T'bird "not being dead".

    Also, I found T'bird over-complex for my simple needs.
     
    Stevekir, Aug 31, 2016
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  8. DavidA23 Win User

    Mailbird (email): £1 per month for pro version?!

    I run Mailbird & IMO it's excellent. Started off with free version but as it's limited to 2 accounts (& I have 6). I sse no catch.
     
    DavidA23, Sep 7, 2016
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  9. Stevekir Win User
    Me too. I have three accounts. After a week of using Mailbird I really like it. It does everything I want and is so easy to use.
     
    Stevekir, Sep 7, 2016
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  10. BunnyJ New Member
    BunnyJ, Sep 8, 2016
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  11. swarfega Win User
    Why would you pay for an email client when there are so many free ones available. There are a couple of paid clients such as The Bat! and PostBox, neither of which I have understood a paid model.
     
    swarfega, Sep 8, 2016
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  12. DavidA23 Win User
    Personal choice.
    Oh yes, there's plenty of free stuff out there & not all of it blasts you with ads & pop-ups etc but I think if a bunch of people produce some decent software that I like then I'm prepared to pay them something for their time.
    Furthermore it's only £12 a year - not a great amount for what it does & also (and this is in no way directed at you or anyone else) it makes me feel less of a cheapskate
     
    DavidA23, Sep 8, 2016
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  13. Mailbird (email): £1 per month for pro version?!

    I used Mailbird for a while and liked their interface, but then I read that they had serious security issues :
    The best email clients for Windows 2016 s Cubiq.org

    I've used EmClient and Postbox (which is based on Thunderbird but has a better UI).

    You would think their would be some great email clients out there being developed. But in my opinion,their isn't a great choice.
     
    Cornishman, Sep 8, 2016
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  14. Plankton Win User
    Has anybody seen the similarity to the windows 10 "Mail App".

    [youtube]iH__gFbKmLk[/youtube]
     
    Plankton, Sep 8, 2016
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  15. Stevekir Win User
    Exactly. I saw a list of four email programs, with Mailbird at the top, and it is perfect for me.
     
    Stevekir, Sep 8, 2016
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