The Mozilla Foundation releases an update to its free, open-source e-mail client, Thunderbird. The new release features message tagging and new customization features.
Here is the main window of the Thunderbird e-mail client.
Thunderbird message window
Here's a look at the message window.
News and blogs
News and blogs on the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.
A new feature on Thunderbird 2 lets you organize files by favorites, recently viewed or folders containing unread messages. RSS and newsgroup folders continue to be an option.
In Thunderbird 2, you can make your own tag messages with names like "To Do" and then combine with saved searches and mail views.
Message history navigation
There is a forward and back button to allow you to quickly run through messages.
Like Firefox, Thunderbird offers a pane that lets you do a word search.
You can also store your searches in a folder to help you save time.
Alerts containing sender, subject and message text have been upgraded. A popup can also summarize new messages.
Accessing other e-mail clients
Thunderbird 2 allows you to have your e-mail delivered from other sources. Gmail and .Mac users just need to type their user names and passwords.
Mozilla has also added more security features to its e-mail client. Thunderbird 2 will warn you of any e-mails that appear be phishing attempts, and also will give you an alert when a link is not as advertised.
Thunderbird 2 will check itself to make sure you are using the latest version.
Thunderbird 2 provides a single location to customize your add-ons. You can install, uninstall, enable and disable your add-ons in a central location.