Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 and Firefox 5 Beta 3 Released

… And just when you thought that all of your browsers were completely up-to-date, here comes another Mozilla release.

Mozilla has released two new betas today. Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 is the first beta version of the upcoming version 5 of the Thunderbird desktop email client. Thunderbird users who are currently running a Miramar released should get update notifications soon. It is furthermore possible to manually check for updates to download and install the latest version of Thunderbird without waiting for the automatic update notification. This is done via Help > Check for Updates in the email client.

The jump from Thunderbird 3.3 to 5 is a big one. The most likely explanation is to sync the versions with the Firefox web browser.

thunderbird 5 beta 1

The release notes list the new add-on manager as one of the few changes of the new release. The add-on manager is now identical to the add-on manager in Firefox 4.

mozilla thunderbird 5

Other changes include options to reorder and drag tab to different windows, the display of attachment sizes next to attachments and a revised account creation wizard that promises improved account set ups.

email attachments

Users who do not have Thunderbird installed on their system can download the latest beta version of the email client from the early releases download page on Mozilla Messaging. The beta version is available for all supported languages and operating systems.

Mozilla has released the third beta of the Firefox 5 web browser as well on the same day. It is again possible to check for updates manually by clicking on Help > About Firefox. Keep in mind that only Firefox Beta users will see the new update. Users who are running the stable version of the browser or the Aurora / Nightly builds won’t get the update notifications.

Users who do not run Firefox Beta yet can download the latest beta channel release from the Future of Firefox download page. There they can download the latest Firefox Beta and Aurora releases.

Release notes have not been published yet. interested users can take a look at a list of all bug fixes in Firefox Beta.


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