Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 released

Mozilla Thunderbird is a heavy weight email client from the makers of popular browser Firefox, the Mozilla Group. The release marks the ever growing maturity of the product, and comes with many new features.

  • Windows Installer - Thunderbird now comes with an installer for Windows making it easier than ever to start using Thunderbird!

  • New Default Theme on Mac OS X - The new Pinstripe theme fits in with the look of Mac OS X. Also for Mac OS X users, you now get new mail notification in the system dock - v cool!

  • Improved Junk Mail Controls - The algorithm for the adaptive junk mail controls has been heavily redesigned to learn faster and catch more spam. Also, mail filters can now mark messages as junk.

  • New Brand Identity - To be consistent with the Mozilla Foudation's goal of brand identity, Thunderbird has a new logo and supporting artwork thanks to the fine work of the Mozilla Visual Identity team.

  • Improved IMAP support - IMAP users can now benefit from support for the IMAP IDLE command which allows the mail server to push notifications such as new mail arriving as soon as it arrives.

  • Improved News support - Thunderbird supports server-wide news filters that apply to all newsgroups on a server.

  • Improved security - Thunderbird includes Secure Password Authentication using a new cross-platform NTLM authentication mechanism for IMAP, POP3 and SMTP.

  • Better Offline support - Offline support is an optional download component in the Windows installer and is no longer a separately-downloaded extension.

    An excellent release with lots of new features- well worth a test!

    Download: Windows Installer, Linux, Mac

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    View: Excellent piece on the new branding

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