The Naked Green

2004.12.7 Tuesday

Thunderbird 1.0!

Filed under: Obsessions — Mr. Green @ 9.56 am

The Mozilla Foundation has just released Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 to keep up with it’s big brother, Firefox. Thunderbird is Mozilla’s stand alone email, newsgroup and RSS client.

I tried Thunderbird a while ago as an alternative to Outlook, but was disappointed with one important thing: All the email accounts have separate inboxes and I couldn’t figure out how to send all mail to one. I have something like 11 email accounts I have to keep track of, so having to browse through that many inboxes was not what I would call progress. Needless to say, I have stuck with Outlook. Now that Thunderbird 1.0 has been released, they offer a “Global Inbox”, RSS integration and more. The Global Inbox is reason enough to download it and try a complete switch and the RSS integration is an added bonus! It seems to have all the necessary features Outlook does with the usual added abilities that extensions provide. It’s handy import feature should make setup easy, so I’ll definitely be giving it a try with the idea of switching completely.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds: Official Linux

Mac builds: Official Mac

-Quoted from The Rumbling Edge.

Press release:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - December 7, 2004 - The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving choice and promoting innovation on the Internet, today announced the worldwide availability of the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 email client. Thunderbird focuses on new features and settings to help stop spam and prevent viruses, the two biggest problems facing email users today. Mozilla Thunderbird follows last month’s highly successful release of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 that has been downloaded by over nine million users. –more–

News Noticed at: Mozilla.org, The Rumbling Edge and Mac’s Place

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