Re: Can someone give me an idea of what sort of money is involved?
Thunderbird has been intensely hostile to any feature recommendations. I wouldn't be inclined to give someone money who's been giving the rest of us the finger for this long.
That's easy to solve. If you want the money, here is the feature list you'll work on. If you don't want the money, fine, fork you.
Maybe at the end of the year I'll go and do just that (I'm a bit busy right now). I'm fed up with prima donna f*ckwits who think their ability to write code gives them the right to ignore the actual needs of their users. I work with people who have taken off their blinders and realised that ultimately their code has to work for normal human beings, and their work has become so much better as a consequence. Guess who I'd use to roll that project?