June 2011

Account Wizard Issues Resolved TBird 5/7

When I was setting up a test account on Linux Mint, I had no issues with Thunderbird’s account wizard in Thunderbird 3.1. However, when I tried to setup the same account in Thunderbird 5 or 7 it seemed the latest ‘improvements’ to the account wizard broke the automatic setup. Specifically…

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Thunderbird Release Update: Mid June 2011

Just Released Thunderbird 5 Beta (Miramar) – May 25h Thunderbird 6 Earlybird (6.0a2) – June 16th Coming Soon Thunderbird 3.1.11 – June 21st Future Releases Thunderbird 5 Final Release – July 5th Thunderbird 6 Beta – July 5th* Thunderbird 6 Final Release – August 16th Thunderbird 7 Earlybird – August…

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New Code Names For Thunderbird Builds

So after much debate the Thunderbird Planing Group has decided on new code names for Thunderbird developmental builds/channels: Daily (formerly known as Shredder or Nightly) Earlybird (equivalent to the Aurora channel/builds for Firefox). Beta Release Along with this new naming scheme comes the release of Thunderbird 6 to the Earlybird…

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What Happened to Thunderbird 4.0?

In a post couple weeks ago, we did mention about the numbering change for the next Thunderbird release (Miramar) going from 3.3a to 5.0b. However, we have received several questions related to the whereabouts of Thunderbird 4. Simply put there will NOT be a Thunderbird 4.0 version. The reason for…

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Using the ProfileManager in Thunderbird

A while ago I wrote about the ProfileManager application created by J. Griffion. This application provided a new UI to managing profiles in Firefox, but it can also do so in Thunderbird. The trick is it needs to be setup as a separate application/short-cut and passing Thunderbird as an argument. …

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Thoughts About TBird Bug 531088

Bug 531088: ‘Need warning and UI for destructive POP3 default setting’ has been around since the Thunderbird 3 days (November 2009) and is still listed as one of the two critical bugs in the Daily Builds threads on the mozillaZine Thunderbird Builds forum. Here is a brief summary of this…

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How to manually check for add-on updates in Thunderbird 5+

Thunderbird 5 will introduced the new integrated (into a tab) add-ons manager (like that of Firefox 4) and sorta hide the Find Updates feature. In prior versions of Thunderbird there was a Find Updates button at the bottom right of the add-ons manager window. Add-ons manager window from Thunderbird 3.1…

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Thunderbird Build Code Names Coming?

A couple discussions in the tb-planning group about changing the name of the trunk (nightly) builds of Thunderbird to something other than Shredder. Firefox made this move earlier going from Minefield to Nightly. Further, the use of the name of Aurora can only be used for Firefox and therefore they…

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Disable Add-on Comparability Thunderbird 7 Nightly

Just as was the change in Firefox 7.0 Nightly, the entry extensions.checkCompatibility.7.0a will not work with the new Thunderbird 7 nightly. To disable the compatibility checking add the following Boolean entry and set it to false: extensions.checkCompatibility.nightly This only works for Thunderbird 7 Nightly builds.

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Thunderbird 5 Features & Changes

With the upcoming release of Thunderbird 5 coming up soon (note: there is NOT going to be a Thunderbird 4 as Thunderbird numbering will now match that of Firefox) here a quick look at some of the features & changes (a link to the complete list is at the bottom…

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