Thunderbird 2

Just Released Thunderbird 3.6.24 – November 8th Thunderbird 8 – November 8th Thunderbird 10 Earlybird (10.0a2) – November 11th Coming Soon To Be Announced Thunderbird 9 Beta (9.0b1) December 20th Thunderbird 9 Final Release Thunderbird 10 Beta (10.0b1)* Thunderbird 11 Earlybird (10.0a2)* Future Releases January 31st, 2012 Thunderbird 10 Final Release Thunderbird 11 Beta (11.0b1)* Thunderbird 12 Earlybird (12.0a2)* * 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…

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A while ago I wrote about the ProfileManager application created by J. Griffion. This application provided a new UI to managing profiles in Firefox, but it can also do so in Thunderbird. The trick is it needs to be setup as a separate application/short-cut and passing Thunderbird as an argument.  On my Windows 7 system I have the following short-cuts: “C:\Program Files (x86)\profilemanager\profilemanager.exe” – This launches the ProfileManager  for Firefox which is default. “C:\Program Files (x86)\profilemanager\profilemanager.exe” thunderbird – This launches the ProfileManager for Thunderbird So now I am able to run multiple versions of Thunderbird at once on different profiles….

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A while back some of my family switched their ISP from Qwest to Cox. I had recently sent an email directly to one family member and they had replied back that it went to their old ISP’s email at qwest.net. I was a bit baffled that the address was still active as it had been several months since they have switched. A bounce-back would very much welcomed here. Even more baffling though was I knew I had removed their old address and put their new address in my Thunderbird address book. I just went to send them another message and…

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There are times depending on what is running in the background and other Internet activity that Thunderbird (or Firefox) may get bogged down and a JavaScript may take a little longer than normal to complete. Users will get a warning similar to the one below advising that the script is unresponsive. The reason for this is because the application thinks the script is running wild and never going to finish processing thus causing the application to freeze and/or crash. This is very similar to Windows Task Manager warning you that an application is not responding, but the application is just…

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For those Thunderbird users who are still using the no longer supported Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 or Thunderbird 3.0.6 you will be offered an update soon to the current Thunderbird 3.1.2 soon. The Major Updates are scheduled as follows: Thunderbird 3.0.6 to Thunderbird 3.1.2 — Deployed on August 12, 2010 Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 to Thunderbird 3.1.2 — August 18, 2010 Later – defers the decision for 24 hours Never – declining the offer Get the New Version – accepts the upgrade

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Got an email from a family member in regards to their Thunderbird. They switched ISP and email providers and when their email account was setup in Thunderbird, it had its own folder structure. My first thought was the account had been setup as IMAP, but I checked on the provider’s website determined they didn’t support IMAP. I thought may be this was they way Thunderbird 3 handled POP accounts. Wouldn’t really know since I use IMAP exclusively. After a little hunting I discovered you can still have Thunderbird to deliver all the messages in your POP accounts to the Global Inbox…

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No More Support for Thunderbird 2

When Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 Released back in mid-March, this was the last planned update for the 2.0.0.X trunk. Mozilla Messaging confirmed yesterday that there will indeed be no further updates for Thunderbird 2. Users are encouraged to upgrade to Thunderbird 3. Source: dmose’s blog

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Editors Note: Due to the slow release of Thunderbird builds, Release Recaps will not be published on a weekly basis. Released this Month Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 – March 16th Thunderbird 3.0.3 – March 1st Thunderbird 3.1b1 – March 9th Thunderbird 3.0.4 – March 30th Schedule this Coming Month Thunderbird 3.1b2 – TBD Future Releases Thunderbird 3.0.5 – TBD 

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Editors Note: Due to the slow release of Thunderbird builds, Release Recaps will not be published on a weekly basis. Released this Month Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 – March 16th Thunderbird 3.0.3 – March 1st Thunderbird 3.1b1 – March 9th Schedule this Coming Month Thunderbird 3.0.4 – March 30th Future Releases Thunderbird 3.1b2 – April 6th

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Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 Released

On March 16, 2010 after almost 7-months Mozilla Messaging has released an update on the Thunderbird 2.0 branch. However, this is also the final update on the Thunderbird 2.0 Branch. Users are encouraged to upgrade to Thunderbird 3. For more information about the Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 Release, see the official release notes.

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