Mozilla 1.6 Alpha Released

Friday October 31st, 2003

The Mozilla Foundation has just released Mozilla 1.6 Alpha, the first milestone of the 1.6 development cycle. Amongst its other enhancements, 1.6a features many Mail & Newsgroups improvements, including vCard support, an option to remove mail from a POP server after x days and a preference for placing the user's signature above quoted text when composing an email or newsgroup posting. For more information, see the Mozilla 1.6 Alpha Release Notes. This latest release can be downloaded from the Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.6a directory on

Update: The original Windows builds did not contain the Personal Security Manager, which enables encryption for services such as HTTPS and secure IMAP. This error has now been corrected and new builds are available. Windows users who have had problems accessing secure Web pages or using other secure Internet protocols should re-download.

#15 Re: Firebird/Thunderbird

by eturnal

Saturday November 1st, 2003 8:33 AM

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Yes, as I'm sure you are kidding, as you are very long time and loyal member, being sincere... If you would just use the "nightlies" of each - Firebird and Thunderbird - you'd HAVE "precisely" this 1.6a as well!!! Because, I'm running them, and others on my machine, as I mess with tons of variations, and Thunderbird 0.4a 20031030, which is based on 1.6a, does in fact have everything, including vcard, etc., that 1.6a mentions in the Release Notes as available for Mail/News...

Just a short fyi - in case others didn't know this - and might wish to try FB/TB - they need to use the "nightlies" to get the features of 1.6a though... However, I also enjoy the "Suite" - as it does in fact include everything all together - and have used it for several years - I just usually am not a heavy poster, because of major family medical needs.