Posts Tagged ‘mozilla thunderbird’

Open the Thunderbird Address Book Separately

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Here’s an interesting trick for those who use the Thunderbird email client …

Thunderbird, like any other email program, comes with an address book that contains email addresses and often other information about contacts. The program by default adds all outgoing email contacts automatically to the address book. The address book may contain more information than just the email address and name of the contact. Information may include photos, addresses, work related information and custom notes.


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.


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.


Thunderbird Tip – Make Sure Plug-Ins are Disabled

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Plug-ins can definitely slow a program down sometimes, so why not disable them if you don’t need them?

Firefox and Thunderbird share several components which makes it easier to develop for both applications but can also mean that there are some side effects that are better dealt with. One of those effects are plugins that are automatically loaded in the Thunderbird email client. Plugins? You know, stuff like Google Update, iTunes Application Detector, JAVA or Quicktime are also loaded in Thunderbird with a high probability that they are not used by the user, ever.


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.


Thunderbird Conversations – View All Conversation Emails at Once

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This looks like a useful add-on for Thunderbird …

Pre-Thunderbird 3.3 versions display every email message on their own page. The only way to follow a conversation is to make sure that all messages are included whenever a new message is written. Sure, there is this new option that displays conversations in a threaded structure instead of sorting them into the email listing, but it still means that the user has to click on each email to read them all.


Thunderbird 3.1.6 Security Update Released

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Yet another Firefox-related story … I’m impressed by how quickly they’ve taken care of this …

The security vulnerability that was discovered two days ago was fixed in the Firefox web browser yesterday with an emergency out of band update. The same vulnerability affects the Thunderbird email client as well, which is why the developer’s have rushed an update for the email software.


Email Client Thunderbird 3.1.4 Released

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Yet another update … I guess fall must be “update season.”

We have already seen lots of updates this week; From the first beta of Internet Explorer 9, to updates for the Firefox web browser and Google Chrome updates. Lots of downloading, updating and testing for a week.

An update for the desktop email client Thunderbird was just released, raising the version of the email software to 3.1.4.


Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.3 Released

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

I’ve never used Mozilla Thunderbird myself … but it sounds like this release eliminates a lot of former bugs …

A new version of the desktop email client Mozilla Thunderbird has been released, raising the version of the client to 3.1.3. The new release is currently distributed to mirror servers to guarantee a rapid deployment for all users once the update notifications are displayed in the email client and on the official website.