Dear #XMPP users on #macOS...

Would you like to have XMPP Presence support in Apple Mail.app? There is support for XMPP addresses in Addressbook, but it is not used in Mail.app.

Basically I would like to have a Mail.app extension that brings in XMPP support (Presence/start chat from within Mail.app) and I was thinking if starting a crowdfound initiative for such an extension would be worth to start?

@ij
I like the idea in order to make XMPP more popular.
Thunderbird has it already. But what is missing there is . So maybe the first step would be to complete this and then to go towards other mail applications.

@phil_s Hmm, the purpose is not to have a full featured XMPP client in Mail.app, just the ability to show presence status and start/use an existing/installed XMPP client to handle the actual chats

@ij
I wonder how much this will bring. is basically one thing that makes attractive. I cannot ask people to leave to do something not encrypted instead. Then there would be presence on a system some people use, but without really being able to use it.

@phil_s e2ee would be done by your favorite XMPP client. My proposal was to have the presence status shown inside of Mail.app like it is for Outlook:

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@ij
Ah... Now I get what you are proposing.
Might be a nice feature.

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