Mozilla 1.6 Released

Friday January 16th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation released Mozilla 1.6 yesterday, the first new milestone of the year. This latest version features several Mail & Newsgroups improvements, including vCard support, a preference to remove mail from a POP server after x days, a setting that places the user's signature above the quoted text when replying to a message and optional separate Recipient and Sender columns in the thread pane. In addition, NTLM authentication is now supported on all platforms, the automatic page translation function has been restored and several stability and security bugs have been fixed. The Gecko rendering engine has received a lot of attention in this release cycle, leading to improvements in standards compliance and faster page load times than ever before.

Mozilla 1.6 builds are available for a variety of platforms from the Releases page and the mozilla1.6 directory on More information is available in the Mozilla 1.6 Release Notes.

#10 Useful new feature

by JuanGonzalez

Sunday January 18th, 2004 3:13 AM

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One of the interesting new features of Mozilla 1.6 is that we don't get the constant "new mail" warnings of previous versions when hundreds of spam messages are coming. The warning pop-ups refer only to non-junk mail now (according to the sorting by the Bayesian filter), and we save some time. :)