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Mitchel Baker: Thunderbird Update

Mitchel Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation has posted an update on her blog about Thunderbird. She assures us that Mozilla is not ‘dropping’ Thunderbird. But, at the same time it is no longer effective for Thunderbird and Firefox to share the same technical infrastructure. Firefox and Thunderbird have diverging needs. Firefox needs to…

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Thunderbird 38.4.0 release still ‘In Progress’

Thunderbird 38.4.0 was suppose to be released in early November. Here we are at almost the end of November and still no Thunderbird 38.4.0 release. Reviewing the Status Meeting Notes from the November 17th meeting this build is still ‘in progress’. Also been following the Build Notes for Thunderbird 38.4.0…

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Thunderbird Usage Still Growing

Contrary to the rumors, Mozilla Thunderbird usage is not declining. In fact, usage is still increasing steadily. Mozilla measures program usage by Active Daily Installations (ADI), which is the number of pings that Mozilla servers receive as installations do their daily plugin block-list update. This is not the same as the…

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Thunderbird 31.1.1 Released

Mozilla has pushed out an emergency update to Thunderbird 31.1.0 on Tuesday, September 9th. Thunderbird 31.1.1 addressed two critical bugs: Bug 1060901 – Mailing Lists with Spaces in the Name Bug 1005336 – Occasional Startup Crash Depending on the users update settings, they will be prompted to install the Thunderbird Update or…

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How to speed up Thunderbird

Over the past few years I’ve been following Claus’s Grand Stream Dreams Blog as he has posted many Firefox and Chrome along with computer/cyber security tips. Today he has posted a performance tip for Thunderbird: W6161X (or how to recover from Thunderbird slowness). I haven’t really had any slowness issue with…

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Thunderbird 24.3.0 to be released in February

Thunderbird 24.3.0 was originally scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. However, due to Mozilla shutting down their operations until January 6th, they have opted to push the release back two weeks to ensure the build quality is not sacrificed. The new release date for Thunderbird 24.3.0 (both desktop…

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No Future Thunderbird Development

Mozilla announced on July 6th they will longer be doing new development (feature) with Thunderbird, instead they will just continue to provide  security and stability updates. To be honest, I really don’t know of anything else I would want Thunderbird to be able to do than what it can right now. After…

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I really don’t pay that much attention to the tab behavior in Thunderbird. In fact, I don’t really use tabs much I just have my mail in one tab and Lightning.Calendar in another. A user in the forum recently reported an on going issue they have been having with using…

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