Thunderbird 3

I really don’t pay that much attention to the tab behavior in Thunderbird. In fact, I don’t really use tabs much I just have my mail in one tab and Lightning.Calendar in another. A user in the forum recently reported an on going issue they have been having with using tabs for RSS feeds in Thunderbird. Besides the content loading slowly, each time they switched away from the tab and then back, they would “lose their place”. At first I thought this was just an issue related to using Thunderbird to handle RSS feeds, something that I never done with…

Read More

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….

Read More

Bug 531088: ‘Need warning and UI for destructive POP3 default setting’ has been around since the Thunderbird 3 days (November 2009) and is still listed as one of the two critical bugs in the Daily Builds threads on the mozillaZine Thunderbird Builds forum. Here is a brief summary of this bug (issue): By default when a new POP3 account is setup in Thunderbird 3 and newer, the server settings are such that messages will be removed from the server after 14-days from when they are downloaded. Plus, no where during the setup process of their account in Thunderbird are the…

Read More

Thunderbird to be under Mozilla Labs

A couple years ago the development of Thunderbird was split off from Mozilla into its own separate organization, Mozilla Messaging.  This did not work out as well as hoped. Case in point, future development after Thunderbird 3.0 has been rather lacking over the past couple years. Mozilla has decided to re-take control of Thunderbird and merge Mozilla Messaging into Mozilla Labs. Mozilla Labs is a specialty team that handles the development of experimental projects such as Personas, Jetpack, Sync and Test Pilot to name a few. David Ascher will continue to head the development of Thunderbird under the new Mozilla…

Read More

Mozilla Messaging has released an update for Thunderbird 3.1 on March 1st. This release addressed: Several fixes to improve performance, stability and security, see the Security Advisory. Several fixes to improve handling of large folder files stored locally. For more information and to download see the Thunderbird 3.1.8 Release Notes. IMPORTANT! Support for Thunderbird 3.0 has ended! Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1

Read More

When an email account is initially setup in Thunderbird, the user is prompted to enter their name which is shown as the from on the mail message. What if you want to have multiple display/from names on the same email account? Thunderbird gives you the ability to create multiple ‘identities’ for an email account: Go to Tools >  Account Settings… (Linux: Edit > Account Settings) At the bottom right of the Account Settings window shall be a button Manage Identities… Choose Add.. Complete at least the first two fields (Your Name, Email Address) Click OK, Click OK, Click OK When…

Read More

Mozilla Messaging has released updates to both Thunderbird 3.0 & 3.1 on December 9th. These releases addressed: Several fixes to improve performance, stability and security, see the Security Advisory. Several fixes to improve handling of large folder files stored locally. Several fixes to improve corruption in local copy of IMAP mailboxes. (3.1.7 only) For more information and to download: Thunderbird 3.0.11 Release Notes. Thunderbird 3.1.7 Release Notes. IMPORTANT! Support for Thunderbird 3.0 has ended! Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1

Read More

Released This Month Thunderbird 3.0.9 – October 19, 2010 Thunderbird 3.1.5 – October 19, 2010 Thunderbird 3.0.10 – October 27, 2010 Thunderbird 3.1.6 – October 27, 2010 Schedule Next Month NONE Future Releases Thunderbird 3.0.11 – December 2010 Thunderbird 3.1.7 – December 2010

Read More

Mozilla Messaging has released emergency updates to both Thunderbird 3.0 & 3.1 on October 27th. From Mozilla Developer’s News, “These releases fixed a critical security issue that could potentially allow remote code execution. This issue does not affect email or newsgroups but could be triggered through browser-like features or add-ons.“ For more information and to download: Thunderbird 3.0.10 Release Notes. Thunderbird 3.1.6 Release Notes. IMPORTANT! Support for Thunderbird 3.0 is ending soon. Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1

Read More