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on ‎11-05-2013 05:54 AM

Just some references on the market share:

About 1% - http://www.campaignmonitor.com/resources/will-it-work/email-clients/

Not even shown in most recent - http://emailclientmarketshare.com/

 

Mozilla has even halted internal development over a year ago -

http://techlogon.com/2012/07/08/mozilla-pull-the-plug-on-thunderbird-innovation/

 

I'd be interested to know if you can find any stats that contradict these...

 

However,, you might contact these guys and see how many requests they got:

http://twelvethree.com/act-and-mozilla-thunderbird-integration/

 

Regards,
Mike Lazarus
ACT! Evangelist
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by marty1
‎11-05-2013 04:33 PM - edited ‎11-05-2013 05:00 PM

Hi Mike,

 

Thanks for your post.  . I did read the links , and will contact twelvethree.com

 

Although I will contact twelvethree, I obviously figure a plug - in should be "accepted" by Act! andbe available through any Act! certified seller anywhere? 

 

But give the small percentage of Thunderbird users, perhaps its not a prioirity.

 

I also was intrigued at the one percent.

 

In my situation, in an office, I dont ten d to use my mobile phone etc for emails, yet  I see the overall stats for Emails include a high percentage for mobile platforms.

 

Also quite a few people use gmail.

 

Businesses tend to use Act! more than individuals.  (In my Humble Opinion! 

Businesses would tend to use ACt! groups to send out emails to largernumbers at one time.

 

The percentage of Business users that buy Act! , that also use Thunderbird, therefore may be a lot higher than 1% . 
ie,  if you take out gmail and mobile platorms that use email , but do no use Thunderbird, it may raise tbird users to 4-6% of the overall office type SME market and larger organisations..

 

I am not sure that encouraging "paid for emails by the thousand "   or Per month charging for emails should be necessary. 

 

I see the integration with Swiftpage is , for a user like me (SME  with lots of groups of contacts  to market to)   ,  heading down the path of paying a lot more for monthly services etc instead of say, just paying for a plug in or ACt  "Email add-on"  as a one off purchase. 

 

So ACt!  could make money by providing a paid add on and marketing that  to all the Act!  customers that are SME's or larger maybe?

 

Larger organisations may be happy  to sub-contract or pay more for service fees associated with email marketing than SME's...

 

I would rather it was all built into Act!   and pay one price for the product, whether as an option at purchase of Act! , or as a purchased add-on for customers who have Act! and want better email inter-operability than what is available within ACt! at present. I clearly need to look into this more!

 

Thanks again for your post Mike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by aritos
a week ago

integration worked for me:   yay!!

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