Thunderbird 31.0

Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use. Thunderbird is developed, tested, translated and supported by the folks at Mozilla Corporation and by a group of dedicated volunteers. Thunderbird is free. Thunderbird has lots of cool features. Thunderbird gives you control and ownership over your email. There are lots of add-ons available for Thunderbird that enable you to extend and customize your email experience.

Thunderbird gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, message grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP address completion, import tools, and the ability to manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts.

  • Tabbed email
  • An Archive feature similar to the one in GMail
  • Lightning fast search
  • Smart folders

Download: Thunderbird 31.0 for Windows (EN/US) | 25.2 MB (Freeware)
Download: Thunderbird 31.0 for Linux (EN/US) | 32.0 MB
Download: Thunderbird 31.0 for Mac OS (EN/US) | 51.0 MB
Download: Thunderbird 31.0 in other languages
View: Release Notes | Thunderbird Website

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19 Comments

xrobwx said,

Where did you hear/read this? Everything I find on it "ending" was in 2012. What I did find from multiple sources that it wasn't "ending" they were just releasing to the public but Mozilla would still make sure its safe and stable. That was from this article: http://blog.mozilla.org/beyond...-the-future-of-thunderbird/

Sorry, I meant to say doing away with major releases. There was an article awhile back mentioning that no more new versions would be coming out; just security updates. I think I read it here.

EDIT: Yeah, here it is: http://www.neowin.net/news/moz...its-thunderbird-development

So this is a new major version according to the numbering scheme vs. minor/security updates. Unless Mozilla's versioning has these security/stability updates go with the whole number now vs. anything after the "."

Mozilla builds get pushed first and then someone writes changelogs and articles about it. You can wait for someone to write an article about this, if you like, but do you think the download link will change?

No, I don't think the download link will change. But I cannot deploy this to my wife's computer, until I see confirmation from Mozilla that it has actually been released. So far, all I see is the download link :) Perhaps I'm just wishing Mozilla did things differently.

I have a feeling (based on searches of download sites like filehippo.com) that this is BETA 3 of Thunderbird 31, and NOT the final release. (Official Thunderbird download page still shows version 24.6). Nice jump of the gun there. :)

NyaR said,
About page shows "you are on release channel".

Okay, well, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Wouldn't be the first time, and probably won't be the last, either. :)

Interestingly enough, when I open Thunderbird 31, before I open a message, the screen reads, "Welcome to Thunderbird *BETA.*" Now, I don't know if that was just left from the previous beta version, but it still strikes me as odd that a final release version would have "*BETA*" in the welcome screen.

The page hasn't been written yet, like the release notes and release page. When all of that stuff is done there will be an official release announcement (tomorrow maybe).

robertwnielsen said,
Interestingly enough, when I open Thunderbird 31, before I open a message, the screen reads, "Welcome to Thunderbird *BETA.*" Now, I don't know if that was just left from the previous beta version, but it still strikes me as odd that a final release version would have "*BETA*" in the welcome screen.

Same here.

Yeah, I opened it a little while ago and discovered that, somehow, the "Welcome to Thunderbird Beta" screen had replaced itself with "Welcome To Thunderbird." Not EXACTLY sure how that happened, but glad the confusion is past. :)

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