Posts Tagged ‘thunderbird’

SeaMonkey 2.1 Final Released, Say What?

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Just in case you don’t have enough web browsers handy, here’s another one …

When you look at the top five web browsers on today’s Internet, which are undoubtedly Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari you will notice that all but one reduce their functionality to Internet browsing. Opera is the only browser of the five that offers an integrated email client.

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Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 and Firefox 5 Beta 3 Released

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

… 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.

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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.

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Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.8, Firefox 3.6.14, 3.5.17 Updates Released

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

These aren’t officially available yet, but they sound pretty important, security-wise …

Mozilla Messaging has released a new version of the desktop email client Thunderbird. Thunderbird 3.1.8. is a security, stability and performance upgrade for the stable version of the email software. Not all pages have been updated yet to reflect the new release.

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Enable Mouse Zoom in Thunderbird

Friday, February 11th, 2011

This looks like a helpful tip for those who have trouble reading small type …

Users of the Thunderbird email client can zoom the text of email messages by holding down Ctrl and tapping on + to increase the font size or – to reduce it. The zooming options are furthermore available under the View > Zoom menu in the menubar of the email client.

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Google webMail Filer for Thunderbird

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This sounds like it could come in handy …

Lets say you have used the Mozilla Thunderbird client for some time and have decided to move to the cloud, more precisely to Gmail or Google Mail. Question is, how do you get your emails and the folder structure over to Gmail? Sure you could do that manually; Create the folders over at Gmail and forward each and every of your emails to your Google email address. But that’s not very practicable if the mail count exceeds a few dozen. What if you have thousands of emails neatly sorted in folders?

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Master Password+ Improves Firefox’s Master Password Feature

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

This one sounds like it could be extremely handy … but it also seems like it might be a prime target for hackers.

Firefox, like most modern web browsers, can be used to save login information so that they do not have to be entered by the user again on the next visit to a website or service. This behavior could be problematic on multi-user systems if users manage to get access to a user’s Firefox installation as login information are readily available for anyone who looks for them in the browser’s options.

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Thunderbird Mailbox Alert – Notifications for Important Emails

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Here’s a helpful add-on for anyone who’s waiting for an important email …

I can group emails that I receive into different priorities, the highest priority is for instance reserved for emails that concern my websites and servers. Messages that inform me about server, database or website downtimes for instance have the highest priorities while confirmation orders from Amazon have not. There is however no option in Thunderbird to configure extra notifications or alerts for specific emails. Users who want to receive notifications for important emails can use the Thunderbird extension Mailbox Alert to do so.

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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.

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Zombie Keys – Write Foreign Language Special Characters in Firefox and Thunderbird

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

This seems like a useful add-on for anybody who’s involved in international business (and who isn’t these days?)

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to write a special character that does not exist in your native language? Maybe it was an ü and you were corresponding with Herr Müller from Germany, or Søren from Denmark. Many European countries have special characters in their languages that others do not have. That’s a problem as it is then not that easy to write a character unique to that language in Firefox or Thunderbird.

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