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

#16 Profile forward compatability?

by komlenic <>

Thursday September 4th, 2003 10:20 AM

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From the release notes: "Thunderbird 0.2 uses the same profile as Thunderbird 0.1. You will not lose any of your mail settings when upgrading to this release."

....which is great, but leaves me wondering if future releases will require the creation of a new profile (or "break" old profiles). Obviously TB is a work-in-progress, but it seems to work well with few major bugs, and several great features (like spam filtering). The point is, that I'd like to start recommending TB to people, but am wondering at what point (or release) TB's profiles can be considered "frozen" and assured to be forward compatible.

Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere.