Re: Giving Up on Thunderbird!


It is really unreasonable to lecture me about doing my homework when I spent over half an hour looking for information before you gave a suggestion of what to search for hours after the thread started. Now that you did, I have done a search and I conclude that for NVDA users who only use Windows, the threat you are alluding to is minimal. Here is a quote from one of the articles I found:
The research team said it tested 20 email clients for their attack scenario and found that four clients were vulnerable. This list included:
• Evolution, the default email client for the GNOME desktop environment on Linux (see CVE-2020-11879)
• KMail, the default email client for KDE desktop environments on Linux (see CVE-2020-11880)
• IBM/HCL Notes on Windows (see CVE-2020-4089)
• Older versions of Thunderbird on Linux (now patched)

At times, when there is little danger, I believe it is justiffiable for blind people to prefer reliability over having the latest program. Such a decision should be made carefully, but there are times when it is reasonable.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Giving Up on Thunderbird!

Gene, you said, and I quote: "I've seen nothing that caused me to reconsider my opinion."

Well, then, that's on you, because the search criteria I gave you was used, by me, to locate the very references I made reference to. It is incumbent on those offered the way to find something to do additional digging.

I say again, it is a fool, unless for very good reason (which you conveniently ignored), who uses an old email client or browser when updated versions are available.

You are always going to encounter accessibility issues over time, it goes with the territory. That's never a good reason to avoid updates for any software that has intimate contact with cyberspace on a continuous basis. Period, end of sentence, never needs to be repeated again. Do your darned homework.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on

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