Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Released

by Don_HH2K

Mozilla Corporation has released Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 for general public use. Thunderbird 2.0 includes enhancements to the theme and user interface, mproved message preview text in new mail alerts, easy account setup for Gmail and .Mac accounts , and a number of other enhamcements and bugfixes.

Mozilla Thunderbrid 2.0 has undergone a series of four pre-releases: one alpha, two betas, and a release candidate. Thunderbird 2.0 Release Candidate 1 was made public on 7th April 2007, while the latest 1.5.10 release was made available on 1st March 2007.

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(taken from the official Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Release Notes)

What's New in Thunderbird 2

  • Message Tags: Create your own tags for organizing email. Messages can be assigned any number of tags.
    Tags can be combined with saved searches and mail views to make it easier to organize email.

  • Visual Theme: Thunderbird 2's theme and user interface have been updated to improve usability and
    maximize screen real estate.

  • Session History Navigation: Back and Forward buttons allow navigation through message history.
  • Advanced Folder Views: Customize the folder pane to show favorite, unread or recent folders.

  • Easy Access to Popular Web Mail Services: Gmail and .Mac users can access their accounts in
    Thunderbird by simply providing their user names and passwords.

  • Improved Support For Extensions: Extensions can now add custom columns to the message list pane in addition
    to storing custom message data in the mail database.

  • Improved New Mail Notification Alerts: New mail alerts include information such as the subject,
    sender and message preview text.
  • Folder Summary Popups: Mouse over a folder with new messages to see a summary of the new messages
    in that folder.

  • Saved Search Folder Performance: Search results for saved search folders are now cached, improving folder
    loading performance.

  • Find As You Type: Finds and highlights message text as you type.

  • Improved Filing Tools: Recent folder menu items for moving and copying messages to recently used folders. Move / Copy again
  • Updates to the Extension System: The extension system has been updated to provide
    enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions.

  • New Windows installer: Based on Nullsoft Scriptable
    Install System
    , the new Windows installer resolves many long-standing issues.

  • Windows Vista Support: Many enhancements and fixes for Windows Vista.

Posted by Don_HH2K on April 18, 2007 9:34 PM

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