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 mozilla.org Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.6a directory on ftp.mozilla.org.
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.
it seems to be working very well. the delete after x days mail option is great for a work account i use on several machines. there seem to be some improvements in composer too - it shows source code with less hashing, for a start.
i do think that firebird and thunderbird are great products, but i prefer a suite of applications that i use online. i do hope the moz suite continues to develop. it really does get better and better