Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released new versions of Mozilla Thunderbird, its free and open source email application, and Lightning 1.0, the companion calendar Add-on, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The new Thunderbird, available in 51 different languages, is based on the Mozilla Gecko 8 engine and includes improvements to attachment handling and accessibility, updated Search and Find shortcuts, and several security and stability fixes. Hundreds of Add-ons have been updated for this latest version of Thunderbird and can be found in the Add-ons Manager gallery.
Lightning 1.0 is the fully integrated calendar Add-on for Thunderbird that lets users organize their schedules and life’s important events as a natural part of their email experience. Lightning gives users the ability to manage multiple calendars, create daily to do lists, invite friends and colleagues to events and meetings, and subscribe to publicly available calendars. With over a million active users, Lightning 1.0 is the calendar solution that users rely on to help them manage their daily lives at work and at home.
Thunderbird 3.1.16 security update is also now available from http://mozilla.org/thunderbird/all-older.html
We recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to these latest releases. If you already have Thunderbird, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours.
To get the latest versions of Thunderbird for Windows, Mac or Linux download Thunderbird from http://mozilla.org/thunderbird or click on “check for update” under the “About Thunderbird” menu.