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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 3:04 am

Hi,
I've found a Thunderbird extension for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addo ... ine-email/
I do not understand the comments at all (in russian, or looks like).

Problem is that it is proposed by this company: https://www.offidocs.com/

Has it been really reviewed by Mozilla ? Is it really 100% safe ? (no data stolen ? i.e mail account / password / mail content etc etc).
Who knows this company and his goal ?
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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 11:04 am

If you have any doubts do not install it.
What sort of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.
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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 12:45 pm

Mozilla should better filter addons on the "official" site, to clarify between what is safe and privacy checked, and business extensions, to not say unsafe.
Of course I don't trust this extension without more info, and communication about what are the goal of this company.

I am afraid vast majority of users will just load these kind of addons, without any care.

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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Did you review the policy statement on the AMO web site? https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add ... cy/Reviews

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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 2:02 pm

What is your personal conclusion about Thunderbird-online-email extension and offidocs company ?
Safe ? Unsafe ? (from user point of view I mean, which may differ from Mozilla opinion).

It is a bit like Speed Dial (By Josep del Rio) extension which is also on the official addon site, although clearly leaking user data ( https://www.woorank.com/en/www/speeddial.uworks.net ).

Is all third party code emebedded in Mozilla code safe or not ? Surely yes for Mozilla, may be not from user point of view.

This is the current difficulty for the end-user : what can be trusted ? Difficult question.

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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 2:10 pm

I have no opinion on that extension. If you are unsure of the safety of using the extension, don't use it.

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