As long as Thunderbird doesn't slow down the progress of Firefox, there seems to be no significant obstacles for continued co-existence," wrote Kewisch.
The catch for Thunderbird is that it's very dependent on Mozilla for Gecko, the Firefox browser engine that Mozilla eventually plans to replace with a newer Rust-based rendering engine called Servo, alongside technologies being developed in Mozilla's Quantum project.
When I first loaded up Thunderbird, I can say it took me several minutes to figure out if it was even capable of reading my favorite RSS feeds.
Luckily there is a way to add feeds as subscriptions, and the method is pretty simple (if you know where to look).
This week's decision follows a review last year that explored new homes for Thunderbird at the Software Freedom Conservancy or the Document Foundation, the developers of Libre Office, as well as a third option to establish an independent Thunderbird Foundation.
Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in late 2015 flagged the organization's desire to "disentangle" Thunderbird's and Mozilla's shared infrastructure.
The long-term plan is to migrate our code to web technologies, but this will take time, staff, and planning," wrote Kewisch.
I can review the titles and decide whether or not I want to read the articles and go back later to read them again.
In my new position I am actually using Thunderbird as my email client and wanted to subscribe to RSS feeds using this instead of using a separate app like RSS Owl or Google Reader. With Thunderbird 3 you can read emails and check feeds simultaneously.The one problem however with the Feed Reader in Thunderbird is that it can be difficult to find and enable.I searched on Mozilla’s help site, but if there was an answer there I couldn’t find it. There were a lot of folks complaining about this, but it was with browsers, not Thunderbird.Several sites suggested adding Adblock Plus to Thunderbird, so I tried that, but I still got that blank page when I clicked a subject in a Thunderbird RSS feed.