Posts Tagged ‘email client’

Mozilla Wants to Drop Thunderbird

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Given the amount of Competition that Thunderbird faces, this news really isn’t all that surprising.

For years, Mozilla developed and maintained not only the Firefox web browser but also the Thunderbird email client. Both products were received well when they were first released and both managed to attract millions of users who use the products on a daily basis. Mozilla some time ago announced that it would remove staff from the Thunderbird project and hand over core development tasks to the community instead.


Thunderbird – Switch Dictionaries Automatically Based on Recipients

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

You don’t hear too much about the Thunderbird email client, but this sounds like an interesting new feature that’s worth checking out.

The Thunderbird email client just like the Firefox web browser and other Mozilla based products support dictionary files that power the software’s spell checking component. Only one dictionary is installed by default and it is always based on the interface language of the program. If you have installed the English language version of Thunderbird, you end up with the English dictionary.


Mozilla Thunderbird 6.0 is Here

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

If these updates weren’t automatic, I wonder how many people would bother with them?

By joining the rapid release cycle Thunderbird updates have become as frequent as those of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It is therefor no surprise that Mozilla Messaging has just released version 6.0 of the email client Thunderbird on the same day that Firefox 6.0 was officially released. With that release, the release cycle is running in sync with that of the Firefox web browser.


Thunderbird 6 Beta Released – New Logos Upcoming

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Although this sounds like a significant improvement over the previous version, the task of continually updating browsers and email clients is still getting to be a little bit overwhelming …

Mozilla has released the first beta version of the upcoming Thunderbird 6 email desktop client. As you may know, Mozilla has moved Firefox to a rapid release process some time ago. This basically meant an accelerated development process with new versions of the browser every 18 weeks. Soon thereafter, the developers decided to move Thunderbird to that very same release process. This is why Thunderbird 5 has been released less than a month ago.


Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.10 Released

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Thunderbird isn’t the most widely used email client in the world, but it looks like there are some important security updates here for those who do use it.

Big release day at Mozilla. Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.10 has been released next to Firefox 4.0.1 on the very same day. The release notes of the new version of the email client mention several performance, stability and security fixes without going into greater detail. The linked Security Advisory page does not list the changes in that new release yet, which leaves Bugzilla as the only source of information.


Microsoft Outlook Add-In Text Lightning

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Here’s an interesting add-on for MS Outlook …

Text Lightning is a free Microsoft Outlook add-in that integrates seamlessly into the desktop email client. The add-in offers a host of features that improve productivity, from one-click insertion of text, images and files to customizing text templates, one click searching and message archiving with a single click.


Thunderbird 3.1.7 Has Landed

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Here’s another update for the Thunderbird email client …

Mozilla Messaging is currently distributing an update to the popular desktop email client Thunderbird. The new version of the email program has not been officially announced yet, this will be done once the distribution to mirror servers worldwide has been completed.


Recover or Change Thunderbird Passwords

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Here’s a really cool, useful trick for people who use the Thunderbird email client …

Setting up email accounts in desktop email clients like Thunderbird or Outlook is usually a do and forget type of operation. Once the accounts have been setup they do not need any attendance or maintenance at all, unless the email provider happens to make changes to the system.

Sometimes email account information, such as the username and password, need to be retrieved. A user may want to configure the email provider on another computer, a mobile device like a smartphone or access the email directly if the provider offers webmail as well.


How to Speed Up Thunderbird by Archiving Emails

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Here’s an interesting tool for Thunderbird users …

Most desktop email clients have one big problem, that becomes apparent over time: They do not offer email archiving or backup options. This means that the email databases will increase with every email, which in turn can have an impact on the performance of the email software. It should be obvious that it takes longer to load an email folder with five thousand emails, than one with ten.


Thunderbird 3.1.1 Released

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

It’s funny; I’ve used Firefox for years, but I’ve never even tried Thunderbird … it does sound interesting though.

A new version of the Mozilla Thunderbird email client is currently processed to be released later today. Thunderbird 3.1.1 fixes several security and stability issues, much like the new Firefox version that was released earlier today.

The new version is currently only available on the official Mozilla release ftp server, with a slim chance of a last minute bug preventing the public release.