Why does Thunderbird connect to detectportal.firefox.com, status.geotrust.com and thunderbird-settings.thunderbird.net?
I would like to know why, when Thunderbird first starts up or shortly thereafter, it attempts to connect to the following sites: detectportal.firefox.com status.geotrust.… (read more)
I would like to know why, when Thunderbird first starts up or shortly thereafter, it attempts to connect to the following sites:
It does not need to connect to any of these to send or receive email, so I would like to know why it's attempting to connect to those addresses. Little Snitch is blocking them for now but if one of them is important I can remove that block.
Also, at some point every day, Thunderbird complains that it can't get the latest version, and every day I have to dismiss that popup. I bring this up because it may be related to me blocking the connections but until I know what they are for I'd like to know if it is possible to make Thunderbird stop checking for updates.
They all concern me but the one that really concerns me is thunderbird-settings.thunderbird.net, first because it is listed as a bad address on one of the malware sites, and second because I don't want my settings being sent off my computer. Really the only reason I want Thunderbird to connect to the Internet is to send and receive mail, and maybe to check for updates if it can do ONLY that, and not send any other data from my computer back to the mothership.