Posts Tagged ‘thunderbird’

Attention, Thunderbird 12.0.1 Update Incoming

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Wow, that was quick. It’s hardly been a week since the last update, and here’s another one already …

With Thunderbird 12.0 having been released less than a week ago, it may come as a surprise to may that Mozilla Messaging is already preparing a follow up release to resolve several issues that became known after the release of Thunderbird 12.0 was already on its way out to the users.

(more…)

Thunderbird 12 Released – Find Out What’s New

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client has been updated; here are some of the new features provided by version 12.0 …

Mozilla Messaging has just released version 12.0 of the Thunderbird email and messaging client. The program update, available for all supported operating systems and languages, is available both at the official project website over at Mozilla, and through the internal update checker of the messaging client.

(more…)

Automatically Reduce Images Before Sending in Thunderbird

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

This seems like it would definitely prove itself useful … especially if you don’t have a copy of Photoshop handy.

Photos these days can are often in the Megabyte range which makes it difficulty to transfer them via email or other means. Email is special as it has a it is usually limited in the amount of Megabytes you can send per email. The limit is usually in the 15 to 25 Megabyte range, with companies like Microsoft working their way around the limit by hosting the attachments in the cloud and replacing the attachments with links to the cloud hosted files instead.

(more…)

Email Client Thunderbird 10 Released

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I’ve never used Thunderbird myself, but I’ve heard good things about it for years …

Regular readers know that Mozilla has synchronized the release schedules for both the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird email client. Both applications share the same rapid release process, and both are usually updated at the same day.

(more…)

How to Recover When Thunderbird is Broken

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Here’s a helpful trick for Thunderbird users …

Yesterday I started noticing a strange issue in the Thunderbird email client. I could open the email client as usual, and mail would be retrieved. I was also able to click on one mailbox and read the mails there. But when I tried to click on another mailbox, or another folder of the same mailbox, nothing would happen. When I restarted the email client, I was again able to click on one mailbox, but not on any other.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

QuickArchiver for Thunderbird – Archive Mails Faster

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Here’s a convenient archiving tool for Mozilla Thunderbird users …

A very handy shortcut that I use regularly in the Thunderbird email client is the archive shortcut. A tap on a archives the currently selected emails, one or multiple, into the archive folder of the mail account. That’s handy if you do not need or want to sort archived emails further, for instance by contact, purpose or another sorting criteria.

(more…)

How to Configure Email Filters in Thunderbird

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

To be honest, I don’t have much experience with Thunderbird … but it does seem to have a lot of interesting features.

I use a custom folder structure for all my email accounts in Thunderbird. Part of that structure is powered by message filters that automatically put emails into folders based on selected parameters. I do that to keep my inbox clean and tidy. One example: I do get a lot of status messages and alerts from servers and web hosting accounts. The majority of those are just updates and not really important or time-critical. Another example are important messages from business contacts and companies. I move them to a special folder to divide those important email messages from lesser important emails.

(more…)

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.

(more…)