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Thunderbird 38 Released

Thunderbird 38 is now released (actual initial version is 38.0.1 to maintain compatibility with equivalent Firefox releases). This release has some significant new features, as well as many, many bug fixes. Some of the new features include: Calendaring is now shipped by default. This continues to be implemented as the Lightning extension, but that is […]

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Thunderbird 38 goes to beta!

The next major release of Thunderbird, version 38, is now in beta and available for testing. You may download Thunderbird 38.0b1 here. This version of Thunderbird is the first that is mostly managed by volunteer community members rather than by Mozilla staff. We have many new features, including: Message filtering when a message is sent […]

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Thunderbird Usage Continues to Grow

We’re happy to report that Thunderbird usage continues to expand. Mozilla measures program usage by Active Daily Installations (ADI), which is the number of pings that Mozilla servers receive as installations do their daily plugin block-list update. This is not the same as the number of active users, since some users don’t access their program […]

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Thunderbird Reorganizes at 2014 Toronto Summit

In October 2014, 22 active contributors to Thunderbird gathered at the Mozilla office in Toronto to discuss the status of Thunderbird, and plan for the future. As background, Mitchell Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation, posted in July 2012 that Mozilla would significantly reduce paid staff dedicated to Thunderbird, and asked community volunteers to move […]

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Updated Thunderbird released today

Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released new versions of Mozilla Thunderbird, its free and open source email application, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We are happy to announce that the new Thunderbird release includes several new features and improvements, such as improved message thread management options, as […]

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Updated Thunderbird release today

Thunderbird keeps on expanding the list of partners for Thunderbird Filelink: we are pleased to announce that Box.com now joins YouSendIt and UbuntuOne in the list of tightly integrated online storage service partners. With Thunderbird Filelink, sending large files is no longer a pain. Simply select the file you want to attach and tell Thunderbird […]

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The community is standing behind Thunderbird

Thunderbird is an absolutely core tool used by 20 million people to manage one of the most important areas of their internet life: their email. When Mozilla recently announced some big changes to our Thunderbird strategy (link: https://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/07/06/thunderbird-stability-and-community-innovation/) we knew that there would be an uproar. We knew that it would be interpreted by many […]

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Thunderbird update released today

We’ve released a new update bringing various security, stability and other improvements to Thunderbird. Reminder: The Thunderbird 3.1.x series is no longer supported and are becoming more exposed to Internet security threats. We recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to the latest release as soon as possible. To get the latest versions of Thunderbird for […]

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Adjusting the way Thunderbird is managed

On Friday, Mitchell Baker posted on the future of Thunderbird. In summary, we are focusing efforts towards important web and mobile projects, such as FirefoxOS, while Thunderbird remains a pure desktop-only email client. We have come to the conclusion that continued innovation on Thunderbird is not the best use of our resources given our ambitious […]

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Thunderbird Contributors: Documentation and Support

You want to contribute to the Thunderbird project but you’re not into testing or coding? We have many other areas where we and the community-at-large would appreciate help! What about documentation or localization? We talked about software and beta testing in our last post, but software also needs solid documentation. We write Knowledge Base articles […]

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Thunderbird Contributors: QA and Development

When the Thunderbird team recently started talking about how to increase the size of the Thunderbird contributor community, we thought that one interesting thing we could do was to describe the daily life of members of the Thunderbird team. In this post, we introduce readers to Thunderbird’s quality assurance and development activities, and link to […]

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Go grab one !

If you ever wanted to contribute to Thunderbird, THIS is your chance! Today, we’re launching the Thunderbird Up For Grabs program. The idea is really simple: there are plenty of features we would love to add to the Thunderbird roadmap but we badly lack the resources to complete them. So we decided to put them […]

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Test Pilot survey launched on March 27th, 2012

As we announced back in January, we will kick start Test Pilot, the Mozilla platform tool for collecting structured user feedback, on March 27th, 2012. Over the past several months, Test Pilot has provided valuable information to the Firefox developers with over a dozen Test Pilot studies launched covering tabbed browsing behavior, search interfaces, and […]

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New Thunderbird now available for download

Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released new versions of Mozilla Thunderbird, its free and open source email application, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new Thunderbird, available in 52 different languages, is based on the  Mozilla Gecko 11 engine. This version of Thunderbird features a revised user […]

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