Thunderbird 3.0 Beta 4 Released

Mozilla Messaging released Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 on September 22nd. Again, not much news about this major milestone release. This week’s Mozilla Project Status Meeting did mention Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 had shipped.

Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 is now available for download. There are over 200 changes in this release, many laying the groundwork for future changes. Some notable changes include:

  • New Search with Advanced Filtering Tools
  • New Global Search Field with Autocomplete
  • New Mail Account Setup Wizard
  • Redesigned Mail Toolbar
  • Tabbed Email Messages
  • Smart Folders
  • New Message Summary View
  • Column Headings
  • Message Archive
  • Activity Manager
  • New Add-ons Manager
  • Improved Address Book
  • Improved Gmail Integration
  • For Windows Vista users, Thunderbird 3 is now integrated with Vista search results.
  • For Mac users, Thunderbird 3 can import from, read your OS X address book, and use Growl for new mail alerts.
  • IMAP Folder Synchronization

For more information see the Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 Release Notes.