Things you should know
SeaMonkey automatically connects to Mozilla and their service providers to provide updates, security and other features.
Suite and add-ons updates
Suite Updates: Once per day, SeaMonkey sends the following info to Mozilla when it checks for suite updates: Your SeaMonkey version information, language preference, operating system and version. You can turn off updates by following the instructions you will find at Help > Customize SeaMonkey > Advanced Preferences > Software installation, but it may leave you open to security vulnerabilities.
Add-ons Blocklist: SeaMonkey contacts Mozilla once per day to check for add-on information to check for malicious add-ons. This includes, for example: Suite version, OS and version, locale, total number of requests, time of last request, time of day, IP address, and the list of add-ons you have installed. You can turn off meta data updates at any time by following the instructions you find at Help > Customize SeaMonkey > Advanced Preferences > Software installation, but it may leave you open to security vulnerabilities.
SeaMonkey automatically checks for malicious or forged web pages, broken add-ons, and third-party issued SSL certificates.
Secure Website Certificates: When you visit a secure website (i.e. "https"), SeaMonkey will validate the website's certificate. This may involve communicating with a third-party status provider specified by the certificate. SeaMonkey sends to this third-party information identifying the site's certificate. You can change your preferences by following the instructions you find at Help > Internet Privacy > Privacy & Security Preferences > SSL, but if you disable the online verification feature, SeaMonkey cannot confirm the identity of the website you are visiting. Turning off this feature may increase the risk of your private information being intercepted. If you encounter an untrusted connection, you can also choose to send Mozilla the associated certificates.
When you ask it to, SeaMonkey also connects to Mozilla to provide you with features such as Sync, location services, crash reporting, and add-ons.
Sync: Firefox Sync is the brand name of a service that allows you to sync your SeaMonkey bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and settings across all of your devices. If you use the Sync service, please read the Firefox Sync privacy notice.
Add-ons: SeaMonkey contains a Get Add-ons page in the Add-ons Manager that features popular add-ons and displays personalized recommendations based on the add-ons you already have installed. To display the personalized recommendations, SeaMonkey sends information to Mozilla, including the list of add-ons you have installed, SeaMonkey version information, and your IP address. This communication only happens when the Get Add-ons area is open and can be turned off by following the instructions you find at Help > Advanced > Software Installation > Add-ons. The add-ons manager in SeaMonkey has a search field where you can enter keywords to perform searches and Mozilla collects these keyword searches, as well as your SeaMonkey version information, locale, and OS to show you recommendations.