Thunderbird privacy

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RootFarmer
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se unió: 08/24/2020

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/thunderbird/
Thunderbird collects your data. Wtf?

Thunderbird May Disclose Information To:
Mozilla Affiliates
DNS servers, Standard Autoconfiguration URIs, and Mozilla's Configuration Database
Amazon Web Services
Gandi.net

Disgusting!

Who knows how to customize Thunderbird for privacy?

chaosmonk

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se unió: 07/07/2017

> Who knows how to customize Thunderbird for privacy?

Is there a particular reason you want to use Thunderbird? It's easier to just use another mail client without all of Thunderbird's antifeatures than to clean up Thunderbird. There are many to choose from. Here are a few alternatives:

* aerc: This one is my favorite, but it runs in a terminal and uses vim for composing emails, which I love but is not for everyone.

* Geary: This one has a similar UI to macOS's mail client. It is pretty simple, and not very configurable. If you like GNOME-esque UI design you'll probably like it. Otherwise you probably won't.

* Evolution: A boring, traditional mail client. I don't like it personally, but if you like Thunderbird overall and want something similar without all the bullshit this would be a good option.

* Claws: I have not used it extensively myself, but have heard good things from people who use it.

All of those are in the Trisquel repo except for aerc, which needs to be built from source (it's pretty easy to do so though). Here's the website: https://aerc-mail.org/

RootFarmer
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se unió: 08/24/2020

Evolution looks OK. Terminal has been giving me headaches, I'm still learning stuff. I'll keep in mind aerc. Thanks!
Did Mozilla turn from being good to bad recently?

chaosmonk

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se unió: 07/07/2017

> Did Mozilla turn from being good to bad recently?

Mozilla has been privacy-hostile for as long as I've been paying attention (which is just the last few years). Maybe they were better in the past. Maybe they have gotten desperate[1], which is not something that typically leads to good behavior.

[1] https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/08/firefox-maker-mozilla-lays-off-250-workers-says-covid-19-lowered-revenue/

lutes
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se unió: 09/04/2020

> Claws: I have not used it extensively myself, but have heard good things from people who use it.

I use Sylpheed, of which Claws is a fork, because it has all the functionalities and configuration options I need for an email client, its interface is lean and it is lightweight (compared to Evolution at least). I never send HTML mail so I am fine with Sylpheed not offering it.

andyprough
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se unió: 02/12/2015

> Who knows how to customize Thunderbird for privacy?

Preferences - Advanced - Disable Telemetry and Disable Crash Reports

Manually configure your own email accounts rather than asking Mozilla to do it automatically. Don't sign up for a free email account through Gandi.net when Mozilla offers it. Use a VPN so that your IP address is not broadcast to various parties. And don't use add-ons for Thunderbird.

The basic privacy concepts apply to any email program. Do your own manual account setup, don't sign up for free accounts through the email program, disable crash reports or any data upload options, and use a VPN.

If you want to do advanced privacy hacking on thunderbird, go to Preferences - General, and click the "Config Editor" button in order to change the about:config options. Here is a website with a lot of good info on increasing the privacy and security of Thunderbird by changing these about:config options: https://github.com/Perflyst/thunderbird-privacy-profile

chaosmonk

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se unió: 07/07/2017

This has nothing to do with privacy, but I now recall that a few months ago you shared a screenshot of Thunderbird which you had somehow configured to remove all the garbage and clutter from the UI. The result looked almost like a graphical version of Mutt. What settings did you have to change to do that?

andyprough
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se unió: 02/12/2015

Lots of settings, I can't remember them all right now. Once Thunderbird 68 was released, there were a large number of appearance settings you could fiddle with. Here's a few I can remember:
1. Start by enabling dark theme under Extensions & Themes. You may like it, I think it looks much better.
2. Select 2-3 mail folders that you always want to see and right click on them and make them Favorites. Then use the hamburger menu in the upper right corner to select View - Folders - Favorites, so that the long list of folders disappears from your folder pane and you only see your 2-3 favorite folders.
3. Right click in the title bar area or menu bar area and tell it to disable Menu bar and disable the Mail Toolbar and disable the Folder Pane Toolbar.
4. There's more you can do to make it better looking, like under Preferences - Display - Tags, you can make emails show up in your inbox in a variety of bright colors depending on how you tag them. If I recall correctly, this takes a bit of filtering to have emails from certain senders always show up with a certain color tag.

tonlee
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se unió: 09/08/2014

Is there an identical website about
firefox?

andyprough
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se unió: 02/12/2015

I think that for firefox, one of the most popular sources of info on privacy and security is the info that the ghacks group puts out: https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js/wiki

mangeur de nuage
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se unió: 09/27/2015

I haven't had time too look into it but last time I used tails the configurations of thunderbird was very sane.
If someone with higher skills and time can go check them maybe it would improve icedove's compile/file options.