Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 Released

Wednesday September 3rd, 2003

The second milestone of Mozilla Thunderbird,'s standalone mail and newsgroups client, has been released. Based on Mozilla 1.5 Beta, Thunderbird 0.2 features a redesigned Options dialogue, spell checker improvements, enhancements to the default theme and better performance and stability. Check out the Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 Release Notes for more information and get a build from

#10 Re: Screenshots?

by mpthomas

Thursday September 4th, 2003 1:32 AM

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Thankyou very much, dneighbo. The new theme does look nice, but apart from the new category menu, I don't see any improvements in the UI underneath yet. For example:

* "OpenPGP" and "S/MIME" labels for buttons in the toolbar will be nonsensical to most humans (they're important, but they should be translated into English -- though perhaps this is the fault of Enigmail, rather than Thunderbird?);

* it still has a throbber (what does it think it is, a Web browser?)

* the Advanced options panel is a mess (stray periods, excess indentation, confusing variance between using checkboxes for turning things off and using them for turning things on, and the "Passwords" text was written by someone at the Department of Redundancy Department)

* no attempt, in the composition window _layout_, to reduce the frequency of common e-mail mistakes (forgetting to add an attachment and forgetting to specify a meaningful subject line).

But then, I suppose it is only version 0.2. A long way to go yet. :-)