Posts Tagged ‘thunderbird’

Thunderbird 45.0 has been released

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

One generally doesn’t read much about Thunderbird these days … except when there’s an update.

Mozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0. It is a major update of the application which has been on life support ever since Mozilla decided to hand over development to the community in 2012 and use freed up resources for other projects.


Thunderbird Usage is on the Rise

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Given Mozilla’s recent announcement that they plan to end support for Thunderbird, this is sort of a surprise.

Thunderbird usage is on the rise according to latest usage information published by Mozilla on the official blog. The email client that celebrated its eleventh birthday on December 7 crossed the 10 million Active Daily Inquiries (ADI) mark for the first time on November 30, 2015.


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.


Should Mozilla Worry about Firefox’s User Share?

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The most interesting part of this article is the revelation that for some odd reason, Netscape is still included in User Share reports.

Every month tech journalists head over to the few sites on the Internet that collect user share data such as Net Market Share or StatCounter to report on the recent month’s data. While the data provided sometimes make good headlines, it is highly problematic for a number of reasons.


Mozilla Makes Authentication System Persona Community Project

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Given the widespread concerns about security and privacy, I’m kind of surprised that there hasn’t been more user interest in Persona …

When Mozilla launched Persona under the name BrowserID back in 2012, it had big plans for the authentication service. The primary goal was to make the authentication process on the web safer, more private, and better to use. BrowserID was renamed to Persona in the beginning of 2013, which resulted in Personas, the lightweight theme engine of Firefox, being renamed as well to avoid confusion.


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.


Firefox 17.0.1 to Fix Blurry Font Issue in the Browser

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Has Firefox looked kind of blurry to you lately? Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes, and a fix is on the way …

Some users of the Firefox web browser have reported issues with blurry fonts after updating it to the latest release version Firefox 17.0. The issue seems to only affect users running the Windows operating system that have installed or upgraded to Firefox 17.0. Mozilla filed a bug report shortly after the release of the new Firefox version which in the meantime has been marked as fixed so that upcoming versions of the web browser won’t cause the font blurriness for users affected by it.


A Look at Thunderbird’s Not so Distant Future

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

I think this was pretty much inevitable; the email client market is jam packed with competition and the browser market is obviously more profitable …

Mozilla’s de-prioritization of Thunderbird was a shock to many of the clients active users who feared that development would come to a complete halt in the near future. While that is apparently not the case, Thunderbird users are still in for a few surprises and changes when it comes to future development of the client.


Firefox 14.0.1 Available – Why There Won’t be a Firefox 14.0 Release

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Firefox recently updated from v13.0.1 to v14.0.1; here’s why they decided to skip v14.0 ….

Confusing times for users of the Firefox stable channel. The current version of the web browser, Firefox 13.0.1, will be updated in the next 24 hour period to Firefox 14.0.1 and not Firefox 14.0 which the majority of users may have expected. Mozilla decided to bypass Firefox 14.0 to synchronize release versions between the desktop and mobile versions of the browser.


What’s New in Thunderbird 13

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

These days, it seems like there’s a browser update or an email client update almost every week … here’s what’s new for the Thunderbird email client …

Just like Firefox has been updated recently, the email client Thunderbird has also received an update to version 13. If you have followed development of both programs you know that the developers decided to update them in sync every six weeks as part of the rapid release cycle that Mozilla introduced some time ago.