Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3 Released

Wednesday October 15th, 2003

The third release of Mozilla Thunderbird, the standalone mail and newsgroups client, is now available. Thunderbird 0.3 features better attachment handling, performance improvements (particularly for IMAP users), support for placing your signature above the quoted message text if you prefer to top-post, and a new POP account option to remove read messages from the server after x days.

Mozilla Thunderbird is based on Mozilla 1.5 and can be downloaded from the Thunderbird 0.3 directory on The Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3 Release Notes have more details and's new Thunderbird page contains more general information about the program.

#3 Re: lack of comments

by jedbro

Wednesday October 15th, 2003 2:15 PM

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No, I think the main reason is (just guessing) that 89% or more of 'Mozilla' users don't use a mail client regularily (mostly webmail users). So for most users, Mozilla 1.5 and FB 0.7 are more substancial releases to talk about and try out.

As an example, I've been using TB since 0.1pre, and am excited to see 0.3 out. But I haven't rushed to download 0.3 today like I have the suite and FB :). I will eventually upgrade it, but what I'm getting at is for some odd reason a browser is a bit more fun to mess around with and to check out the new features :)

But to those who do use TB, we greatly appreciate Scott's work.