Thunderbird update

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thunderbirdHere’s what’s happening with Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client these days.

We’re working on the Thunderbird 3 release, currently on beta 2. To support the release, we are working on improving our documentation for writing Thunderbird add-ons. Thunderbird developers will notice that there has been some housecleaning and some new material over on the Thunderbird extension area of the Mozilla Developer Center.

You can help! You can be a beta tester. Or you can dive into writing Thunderbird add-ons. Or you can help us with the documentation project. We’re particularly looking for people to write “how-tos”: short blurbs that contain code snippets illustrating how to do things with Thunderbird extensions. There are some topic ideas here.

If you’re new to the Thunderbird email client, you can download the latest stable version here. Thunderbird add-ons are available here.

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7 responses

  1. birgitte johansen

    How do I get to thunderbird on my notebook that only speaks Spanish to me so far?

  2. randall

    question: windows 7 does not have a email client can I use t-bird for this or do I have to use the proposed windows live ( something I don’t want to do)
    or what choices do I have?

  3. jen

    Hi Randall. You certainly can use Thunderbird for your mail client on a Windows 7 machine. Download it here: http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/. If you need any help with configuring or using it, check out Thunderbird’s Get Satisfaction support site: http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla/products/mozilla_thunderbird. Also, there are lots of articles on the MozillaZine knowledge base: http://kb.mozillazine.org/.

    Enjoy!

  4. angel

    Question relating to Thunderbird:

    If I create a file in wordpad and type

    “aabbccdd”

    Then I cut/paste this text into Thunderbird new news window;
    the show EXPANDED; HOWEVER on netscape navigator, they show replaced as one(1) space;
    I want this same functionality in thunderbird; what switch would allow me to toggle or set the behavior of when pasting text;

    (I could create text w/o , but text is being provided alreaday)

    Thanks;

  5. angel

    My msg above got auto edited;
    I meant to say aa TAB bb TAB cc TAB dd
    TAB = tab chr;
    The TAB is replaced to 1 space in netscape navigator, but not in thunderbird – want to toggle

  6. jen

    Hi Angel. I suggest you post your question on Thunderbird’s Get Satisfaction support site: http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla/products/mozilla_thunderbird.

  7. angel

    Thank You Jen

    I’ll try that!

    I posted on the thunderbird newsgroup but no solution; I did received a workaround I already had figured out.