Thunderbird 9.0 Beta 1 Released

Mozilla has completed the merge for Thunderbird 9 on the Beta release channel on November 16, 2011. The latest version of Thunderbird Beta has the following changes:

  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Thunderbird
  • Better keyboard handling for attachments
  • Windows users can hide the menu bar (and show it with the “alt” key)
  • Several user interface fixes and improvements
  • and numerous other platform fixes

Please see the complete list of changes in this version.

You can get Thunderbird 9 Beta (as well as Thunderbird 10 Earlybird) here. Lightning users: you will need up update to version 1.1 of Lightning for Thunderbird 9 Beta or version 1.2a2 for Thunderbird 10 Earlybird.