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Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 1 Released

Thursday December 14th, 2006

Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 1 has been released. Features new to Thunderbird 2 include message tags, folder views, session navigation history, a visual refresh of the theme, and improved new mail notification alerts.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 1 is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Localized builds will be offered for beta 2, currently scheduled for January.

Feedback on the release is being collected in Mozillazine forums

For more information, refer to the Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 1 Release Notes.


#1 Tag in Thunderbird

by MvD

Thursday December 14th, 2006 10:56 PM

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As I understand Tb 2.0 implements tags. Anyone tried using Tb's implementation of tags? Is it any good.

Secondly, I was wonder if its possible (via extensions) to create a kind of IMAP style model between TB and gmail, but with tags. What I am thinking about is a system where the Gmails db and TB's db constantly keep in sync, but not simply with folders but with tags. So if say I add a certain tag to one of my emails via the web interface, the next time I load Tb, it will sync with Gmails db and a tag the local copy of the email appropriately.

PS Please don't suggest switching to a provider with imap support. I can't do that.

#2 more space on mailbar?

by mynthon

Thursday December 14th, 2006 11:34 PM

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there is not enough space on mailbar. In tb1.5 both show and search fields were on separate bar. in tb2 these fields are on the same bar as icons, so there is not enough space for them (+some more icons). Is it possible to add empty bar to place both search/view fields on it?

#3 Meanwhile, back at 1.5.x ...

by neilparks1

Friday December 15th, 2006 5:59 AM

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Why is the file bar across the top of this site still pointing to 1.5.0.7 more than a month after the release of 1.5.0.8?

#4 Nice new features in Tbird 2

by neilparks1

Friday December 15th, 2006 6:10 AM

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One of the nice things about the new Tbird is that you can a variety of folder views. This is very helpful to users like me who have multiple email accounts and/or a large number of folders.

You can opt to display only folders that contain unread messages. You can designate foders as "favorites".and display only those folders. Or you can display only folders with recent activity--you opened that folder last time, or you moved a message to it, etc.

Set the right option and you never have to think about compacting your folders again. Tbird 2 will offer to do it automatically with no more prompts and nags. Works great--but why isn't it the defarult??

Another nice touch: Copy again or move again. While reading folder x, you moved a msg to folder y. A minute later you are reading another msg that you also want to move to folder y. You can do that with a keyborad shortcut or only 2 mouse clicks.

#5 Re: Nice new features in Tbird 2

by BenoitRen

Friday December 15th, 2006 9:39 AM

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"Set the right option and you never have to think about compacting your folders again. Tbird 2 will offer to do it automatically with no more prompts and nags. Works great--but why isn't it the defarult??"

Because compacting takes time, especially on larger mail boxes.

#6 Dataloss!

by naylor83 <d.naylor@swipnet.se>

Monday December 18th, 2006 4:15 PM

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Be careful out there - back up your profile before you start reorganizing your emails. See more info in my comment here:

<http://robert.accettura.c…17/thunderbird-20-beta-1/>

#7 mork?

by KiaserZohsay <kiaser_zohsay@hotmail.com>

Tuesday December 19th, 2006 10:42 AM

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Has the address book file been moved to a format other than that dain bramaged Mork DB? The last I heard was SQLLite or something like that.

kz

#8 Re: mork?

by neilparks1

Wednesday December 20th, 2006 11:51 AM

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Address book format in 2.0 beta is same as 1.5.