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."
#6 Re: proprietary Outlook/Exchange
Thursday April 19th, 2007 6:57 AM
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I'm not so sure the goal is to compete against Outlook in the corporate Exchange environment. More like to compete with Outlook Express in the home/individual POP/IMAP environment (which it does very well).
I'm sure if Microsoft ever opened up the protocols so others COULD implement them, then you'd see more support from 3rd-parties. Since they won't, your voice would be more-productive directed at Microsoft.
Not that I wouldn't mind Exchange support, but it's not the Thunderbird team's fault that it's prohibitively difficult, and I don't feel it's really their primary focus anyhow to warrant them losing much sleep over it. Let those smoking the Microsoft crackpipe have their virus magnet of an flawed email app.