Thunderbird 8.0 Beta 4

Thunderbird is a great email client from the same people who brought you the Firefox browser.

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


  • Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
  • Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons
  • Improved accessibilty of the attachment lists
  • Several user interface fixes and improvements
  • and numerous other platform fixes

Download: Thunderbird 8.0 Beta 4 | 15.2 MB (Freeware)
View: Whats New | Thunderbird 8.0 Website

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Thunderbird should look at Postbox and their gmail integration, I'm considering switching to postbox if they don't get it together by version 10.

I don't believe the changelogs are updated for each beta, which may explain why not a great deal appears to be happening. However, if you check the actual code changes, there's still a considerable amount of development progress with each beta.

I use Thunderbird at the office everyday (these days I only use Gmail at home) - it's solid as a rock, and an absolutely terrific mail client.

Mozilla's kind of losing me on their Thunderbird project. I love it and use it, and don't expect that to change, but release to release I see absolutely no difference and even reading through the changelog rarely sounds like anything new.

It's becoming the new Chrome...