Thunderbird 13

Tired of having to update Lightning every six-weeks (especially those of us who are using the Beta and/or Earlybird/Aurora builds of Thunderbird) when the channel merge hits? EarlyLight is the solution. EarlyLight is developed by rkent and is an unofficial build of Lightning that supports both Beta and Earlybird/Aurora builds of Thunderbird as well as the current release version on all operating systems. No more having to download a different version of Lightning for each Thunderbird channel. Note: EarlyLight currently does NOT support Daily Thunderbird Builds. Before you install EarlyLight, a couple things to keep in mind: If you are using Google Calendar(s)…

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Just Released June 5th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.5 Thunderbird 13 June 7th Thunderbird 14 Beta (14.0b1) June 14th Thunderbird 15 Earlybird (15.0a2) June 15th Thunderbird 13.0.1 Coming Soon July 17th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.6 Thunderbird 14 Thunderbird 15 Beta (15.0b1)* Thunderbird 16 Earlybird (16.0a2)* Future Releases August 28th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.7 Thunderbird 15 Thunderbird 16 Beta (16.0b1)* Thunderbird 17 Earlybird (16.7a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more…

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Thunderbird 13.0.1 Relased

On June 15, 2012 Mozilla released an update for Thunderbird 13. The new update, Thunderbird 13.0.1 addresses some bugs with saving POP emails as txt, some POP issues and partner related issues. Existing Thunderbird 13 users can update via Help > About Thunderbird or can manually download and install Thunderbird 13.0.1 via getthunderbird.com site.

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Dropbox Removed for Thunderbird 13

Prior to the release of Thunderbird 13, the Dropbox feature which allowed users to attach large files from The Cloud (after uploading through Dropbox) had been removed [Bug 754993]. I recall early on there were some security concerns about this feature from business users. They had wanted the ability to disable this feature so that proprietary information couldn’t accidentally be placed on The Cloud. Now, it is being restored, as an add-on with a target milestone of Thunderbird 16 (due for release around October 9, 2012) [Bug 763471].

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Just Released None Coming Soon June 5th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.5 Thunderbird 13 Thunderbird 14 Beta (14.0b1)* Thunderbird 15 Earlybird (15.0a2)* Future Releases July 17th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.6 Thunderbird 14 Thunderbird 15 Beta (15.0b1)* Thunderbird 16 Earlybird (16.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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Just Released April 24th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.4 Thunderbird 12.0.0 April 26th Thunderbird 13 Beta (13.0b1)* April 27th Thunderbird 14 Earlybird (14.0a2)* Coming Soon June 5th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.5 Thunderbird 13 Thunderbird 14 Beta (14.0b1)* Thunderbird 15 Earlybird (15.0a2)* Future Releases July 17th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.6 Thunderbird 14 Thunderbird 15 Beta (15.0b1)* Thunderbird 16 Earlybird (16.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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Mozilla Messaging competed the merge for Thunderbird 13 Beta on April 26th and Thunderbird 14 Earlybird on April 27th. Existing Earlybird and Beta users can update (within the same build) to the newest version by going to Help > About Thunderbird (or Earlybird). Users wanting to move from the Earlybird to Beta, Beta to Earlybird or do not currently have a version of Thunderbird Earlybird or Beta installed will need to manually update via The Future of Thunderbird site. Planned Release Dates (subject to change): Thunderbird 13: June 5th, 2012 Thunderbird 14: July 17th, 2012

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Mozilla Messaging has released the next version of Thunderbird on April 24th, 2012. For information about what’s new and fixes in Thunderbird 12, see the release notes. Users can update via Help > About Thunderbird, or download and update manually via getthunderbird.com site. The next scheduled release is Thunderbird 13 on June 5th which may be the last version to support Windows 2000 and XP SP1 or older. Important: Thunderbird 3.1.x is no longer supported.

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Thunderbird Release Update: April 21, 2012

Just Released None Coming Soon April 24th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.4 Thunderbird 12.0.0 Thunderbird 13 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 14 Earlybird (13.0a2)* Future Releases June 5th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.5 Thunderbird 13 Final Thunderbird 14 Beta (14.0b1)* Thunderbird 15 Earlybird (15.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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A warning to Thunderbird 3.1.x users the last release is coming on April 24 when the 3.1.x branch will finally be retired. This comes nearly a year after Thunderbird 5 was released last spring and is almost twice as long as Mozilla normally continues to provide support of older versions after a major release. Further starting with Thunderbird 13 on June 5, 2012, minimum requirement for Windows will change from Windows 2000 to Windows XP SP2. For organizations or individuals who are not able to update to the newer versions of Thunderbird due to older hardware and/or operating systems, there…

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