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."

#29 TB 2.0 issues?

by M_Lyons10

Tuesday April 24th, 2007 9:41 AM

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I like the look and feel of TB 2.0, and the application does seem to start up a good deal faster than 1.5 did. I am having a number of issues though that others seem to also be affected by. I hope a fix is looming, as these issues really affect the useability of the application.

1) Message Filters don't work. When mail is received, they are not filtered, they are not taged as my filters dictate. If I go to Tools > Run Filters, nothing happens. I need to go into the Message Filters screen and manually run each filter. A number of people are having this issue, see here:


The workaround or turning off the ability for the virus scanner to quarantine individual e-mails is just not a reasonable workaround.

2) The "+" sign next to addresses in the mail messages does not expand the list.

3) Opening messages is very slow. Not sure why this would be. 1.5 was soooo fast...

I really like Mozilla software, and regularly jump at the chance to try something new, but I REALLY miss my message filters... I hope Mozilla can get this straightened out and an update released as soon as possible...