Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5 Released

Monday February 9th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation today released the latest preview release of its new email and newsgroups application, Mozilla Thunderbird. This release features Palm address book synchronisation, IMAP performance improvements, better LDAP support, enhanced Netscape 4.x migration, spell check/dictionary improvements, and many other bug fixes and minor tweaks.

Thunderbird 0.5 can be downloaded from the Thunderbird product page or direct from the Thunderbird 0.5 directory on Check out the Thunderbird 0.5 Release Notes for more information.

#1 test

by kerz

Monday February 9th, 2004 12:21 AM


#2 Palm Sync

by BrianPuccio

Monday February 9th, 2004 1:11 AM

Been looking forward for the address book sync, now I just need Calendar to sync, and I'll be all set :D

*cough* syncML *cough* *cough*

#3 Are we looking at Thunderfox

by imforumman

Monday February 9th, 2004 3:10 AM

So, now that Firefox (well, ok, but Firebird did sound rounder) is Firefox, will we be seeing the fox-collection? Firefox, Thunderfox anf the likes?

#4 Re: Are we looking at Thunderfox

by peterlairo

Monday February 9th, 2004 12:16 PM


#5 Re: Re: Are we looking at Thunderfox

by eviljeff

Monday February 9th, 2004 1:14 PM

Ah, come on, it will be good. Although why not just go the whole way and call it Thundercat. "By the power of email..."

#6 Re: Re: Re: Are we looking at Thunderfox

by morg

Monday February 9th, 2004 5:24 PM

Like, that's He-Man. Duh.

#9 Re: Re: Re: Re: Are we looking at Thunderfox

by eviljeff

Tuesday February 10th, 2004 12:32 PM

oh the shame of mixing up the two.

#7 Re: Re: Re: Are we looking at Thunderfox

by jgraham

Tuesday February 10th, 2004 1:53 AM

I propose that we rename Firewhatsit Cheetara and Thunderbird Tygra. Calendar can be Panthro, Chatzilla Wily-kit and Mozbot can be Snarf. Bugzilla would be Lion-o, obviously. Any refence to Internet Explorer should be replaced by Mumm-Ra.

#8 .5 is awsome

by joschi

Tuesday February 10th, 2004 11:53 AM

i gotta say the IMAP improvements are *really* noticable for me... TB used to hang on some messages for 10-15 seconds at a time... it hasnt done that once all morning and just overall feels much much snappier than any other imap client i've ever used (pretty much all of 'em). thanks for this awsome release.