Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Released

Wednesday April 18th, 2007

Scott MacGregor of Team Thunderbird writes in with news of the release of Mozilla Thunderbird 2: "Thunderbird 2 is now available for download on Windows, Mac and Linux in over 35 languages. Thunderbird 2 offers easy ways to manage and organize your email with message tags, advanced folder views, message history navigation, find as you type, and improved new mail alert notifications. Thunderbird 2 also includes a refreshed user interface and support for Microsoft Vista.

"Thunderbird 1.5.0.x users will be offered Thunderbird 2 via software update at a later date. Those wishing to upgrade now are therefore advised to download and install Thunderbird 2 manually.

"The Thunderbird 2 features page has more details about the new features in Thunderbird 2. The Thunderbird 2 Release Notes have more specific information. The Rumbling Edge has a list of notable bug fixes in Thunderbird 2.

"We also want to extend a huge thanks to everyone in the MozillaZine community for their help and support with Thunderbird 2 over the past year. We wouldn't have been able to release Thunderbird without you. A special thanks to the awesome forum moderators who spend so much time answering questions and to the folks who help organize and participate in our weekly test threads here at MozillaZine."

#20 Re: TBird 2 - nice but incredibly sloooow

by spage

Friday April 20th, 2007 1:23 PM

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I have 2200 messages in my inbox and TB2 displays all of them, including HTML ones, almost instantly. No slower than TB1.5.

I have slightly worse specs than you: AMD Athlon 3000+, 1GB, Win XP Home SP2.

Maybe you have a virus scanner or e-mail checker? If you use Alt-Ctrl-Del to view Windows Task Manager > Processes sorted by CPU, see if something besides thunderbird.exe chews up CPU in those 20-30 seconds. See if TB Mem Usage is really high (mine is 37MB).

TB2 immediately worked fine with all my messages, but it's possible your message info file is corrupt. See <…pplication_not_responding>

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