Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by vigen, Jul 5, 2011.
When are ready the Thunderbird module for ESS?
I wonder too...
As mentioned here and here, support for Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0 is being implemented in ESET Smart Security v5.0.
Thanks for your reply.
Mozilla has decreased time span between new versions.
I assume that there will be Thunderbird 6 or 7 until ESS 5 will be ready.
Or am I wrong ?
What's sad is that I know you are right.
When Thunderbird 6 or 7 comes out, ESS 5 will finally work properly with Thunderbird 5
I just got updated automatically from Thunderbird 5.0 to Thunderbird 6.0. Eset is still incompatible, of course. What I wonder is whether with ESS/NOD32 5, compatibility problems will be solved or will continue to plague users of Thunderbird?
completely off-topic rant
The "plague" as you put it so quaintly is imho Thunderbird or Mozilla Corp for that matter.
Come on: Major internal changes on a bimonthly basis?!? Where do they live? - Most certainly not in "corporate land". If they want to keep showering the world with alpha releases at that pace, well, carry on - it's filling the user's needs what made Firefox / Thunderbird major contenders.
Now they seem to have abandoned their user base and prefer to play 'catch-up-with-Google' - well, good luck! Any company that feels they can ignore their clients (whether paying or not) better be prepared for bad news ...
Oh yeah, getting rid of version numbers won't help the issue one bit - but it certainly shows how completely they lost their marbles ...
My advice to ESET is: Get rid of the dedicated Thunderbird-plugin as soon as possible and concentrate your business efforts on stable products with a future.
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Your rant is legitimate IMHO. Full integration of Eset and TBird with all these updates is probably just not going to happen, so get rid of that plug-in and have no real integration except maybe with the Microsoft products. Even that may not be so easy with Windows Live Mail. I have no idea what is going to become of TBird, but maybe I'll have to get a new computer and won't use TBird anymore.
sorry.... but antivirus without thunderbird plugin is unthinkable, atleast now with huge thunderbird users out there.
Lets see now.
ESET refuses to use the standard add-on process Mozilla created. They role their own. A new version comes along and breaks it. Who exactly should have the job of fixing it?
ESET uses Binary components in their Add-on. Mozilla specifically warns against this.
Mozilla automatically bump compatibility of standard add-ons hosted on their servers. Eset don't use that.
NOD32 is still doing it's job without the add-on in Thunderbird (yes that's right the add on is not required) So why create it in the first place? I can't get an answer to that question.
The fast release cycle for Thunderbird is just a change to the version numbers. It may be nothing more than a very minor security and stability release that gets a new major number.
In my opinion these add in bits of anti virus programs do not a single bit of good. They are marketing fluff, put an icon in the program to give a silly sense of security. Look we are integrated into 'insert name of email program here'
If the underlying resident shield part of the anti virus program is any good it will stop the launching of malicious task when they start (I think NOD32 is). If the Email program is written with security in mind (Thunderbird is) then you have to go out of your way to make things insecure enough to have a need for a third level of anti virus.
For Antispam in ESS and the ability to rescan individual e-mail items.
We were told they had resolved and was going to be in the final version.
Not seeing such. . . Am I missing something here?
Yes, I was a little surprised to see to add on disabled in TB on the first day of release.
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