Okay it is official per mozillaZine, Thunderbird 2 has been released!
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.
Just a quick run-down of some the new features with Thunderbird 2:
- Visual Refresh (new look and feel)
- Message Tags
- Message History Navigation
- Improved New Mail Notification
- Clickable alert slider like Outlook contains senders name & subject as well as some message text
- Hoover on a folder with new messages for pop-up with senders name & subject as well as some message text
- Improved Search (find as you type via CTRL-F)
- Saved Searches
- Easy Access to Popular Webmail Services such as Gmail
- and more…