User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20071213 Fedora/18.104.22.168-3.fc8 Firefox/22.214.171.124 Build Identifier: CVS I believe thunderbird widely use for personal email client. For enterprise usage, I think it's offer more problem than benefit for IT department. My wish is to offer IT person at least one version (Thunderbird Light?) which remove some of it's feature and add some feature that was not in current. Some of my idea for enterprise is: - Single account only (if companies really need more than one account, can still use -profilemanager) - Expunge automation (already in bug 265472, but set to false by default) - Add quota usage for IMAP (if maildirquota implemented on server) - Remove Config Editor - Remove update (this stuff should be done by admin only) - Remove local address book, leave only LDAP one. ... just a thought. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open Thunderbird 2. Hack around Actual Results: Call IT staff for problem Expected Results: Just works
> - Remove local address book, leave only LDAP one. Sounds great, but will require writeable LDAP (bug 86405). May I add other ideas: - Creation of account through simple scripting, so new users just need to launch Thunderbird and then they're running (no account creation or enter password). - Disable "Local Folders", so users don't save mail locally and might end up losing their mail. (I had two new users going from Outlook on their previous job and they were told always to save locally, since their server didn't have enough space)
Exactly what kind of company would this (the original request in this bug) appeal to? As comment 1 shows, every company has different needs. I don't see how single account mode would help anyone... quota is supported on imap, the update can be disabled with a simple pref change.
Summary: Thunderbird in enterprise environtment → Thunderbird in enterprise environment
Now, this limiting idea for the powerful of Thunderbird. I wishing more feature in configure script. The decision to offer the "enterprise mode" is various in companies. We need to let the developer or IT department to decides which option they want or don't want with "--with-feature", "--without-feature". Basically, every options in regards to enterprise may be turn off/on. Thus, this will keep us calling it as "Thunderbird", as those options are official. No need to hack the code. One example which already build-in in trunk is MOZ_EXPERIMENTAL_WRITEABLE_LDAP, not all users in enterprise allowed to write to LDAP directory (i think), if we distribute official Thunderbird with LDAP write support enabled by default, and those users "thought" that they can write be seeing the input field opened, later they found out that the result not written to the Directory, what they would say, another bug? I know that it is hard to decide which should be enabled by default for binary version of enterprise. To make everyone happy, one solution i think of so far is "centralizing Thunderbird preferences" on local server. On start-up, Thunderbird lookup this server. No user can modify this, only administrator. This preferences can be divided by group of users. Thinking of webmail, they did this. This kind of uniform that makes Gmail so popular. ... just another thought.
(In reply to comment #3) > those users "thought" that they can write be seeing the input field opened, > later they found out that the result not written to the Directory, what they > would say, another bug? Fields can and should be set as readonly/disabled in such cases.
(In reply to comment #3) > I know that it is hard to decide which should be enabled by default for binary > version of enterprise. To make everyone happy, one solution i think of so far > is "centralizing Thunderbird preferences" on local server. On start-up, > Thunderbird lookup this server. No user can modify this, only administrator. > This preferences can be divided by group of users. Look at this wiki page: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/MCD%2C_Mission_Control_Desktop_AKA_AutoConfig Go to mozilla.community.enterprise newsgroup to discuss of enterprise needs
could this component be build config, installer or prefs? also set to enh ..
Severity: normal → enhancement
I don't see that there has been any discussion on mozilla.community.enterprise since comment 5 - it should be an excellent starting point, and MDC. See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Configuration_utilities_for_administrators mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird and mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird might also be useful for getting feedback if you don't get what you need after posting to mozilla.community.enterprise Closing this bug because it's really best to file one bug per issue. You'll probably come up with some great suggestions. If they get confirmed and there is not another enterprise bug to cover this, you might reopen this as a meta bug and mark this bug as dependent on them. And people might still post here with suggestions of what you might do or other bugs to look at. (account+prefs may be more appropriate, installer and build-config are not really about customized installs afaik)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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