August 3rd, 2006 by Keith

Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Alpha 1

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

Mozilla Thunderbird

Following hot on the heel behind Firefox 2 Beta is the Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Alpha 1. How can I miss out this big preview release from Mozilla. Other than Firefox, the Mozilla Thunderbird is an excellent companion to go along with one of the most popular web browser.

Basically, I need no introduction. If you use Outlook Express before, that is basically what Mozilla Thunderbird does. The latter is a redesign of the Mozilla mail component focusing on a cross platform stand alone mail client software, using XUL user interface language.


If you are still using Outlook Express, I would highly recommend you to switch to the stable version of Thunderbird as soon as possible. The performance and stability of the code simply means faster and better user interface for the users. Redundant components can be removed thereby improving speed of the program. However, since this is an alpha release, perhaps you may just want to try it out or get the stable release.

Thunderbird 2 Alpha 1 provides stability and security enhancements that are part of the ongoing program to provide a safer email experience for users.

New Features

  • * Message Tags
  • * Folder Views including favorite folders
  • * Improved New Mail Notification Alerts
  • * New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
  • * Find As You Type in the message pane
  • * New combined and improved Add-ons manager for extensions and themes
  • * Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions

Download Thunderbird 2 Alpha 1 today.

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