Test Build of Mozilla Thunderbird with Windows Installer Available

Sunday March 14th, 2004

tb wrote in to tell us that a new test build of Mozilla Thunderbird with an installer for Windows is now available. As well as providing a smoother setup experience for users, the installer also offers to set up the Offline Extension, which no longer needs to be downloaded separately. In addition, the installer registers Thunderbird as a mail and newsgroups client in the Windows Registry and also configures the program to handle the mailto, news, snews and nntp protocols. Scott MacGregor has posted more information about the experimental Thunderbird Windows installer build to the MozillaZine Forums.

The new Windows installer build is based on the same code as this week's standard test build, which includes junk mail detection improvements and support for the IMAP IDLE command. Read mscott's post to the Thunderbird Builds forum for more information about this week's release.

#1 Awesome

by jedbro

Sunday March 14th, 2004 7:29 PM

This is definitally a warm welcome to Thunderbird, and the new junk-mail-detection is AWESOME. I'm definitally getting around 90-95% correct scores now compared to 30->50% in the older versions.

Excelent work Scott!

#2 I'll 2nd that ...

by DP3_001

Sunday March 14th, 2004 11:11 PM

It's great to hear that, installation-wise, Thunderbird is gettiing in line with Firefox.

#3 and in Seamonkey ?

by corwin

Monday March 15th, 2004 2:42 AM

Is this new algorythm also included in mozilla builds ?

#7 This is a special test build of Thunderbird

by permanentE

Tuesday March 16th, 2004 10:33 PM

The changes haven't been added to the trunk, once mscott feels comfortable with the new changes I assume he'll add it to the trunk. Since the seamonkey and thunderbird share the trunk code the changes will affect both products

#4 It already existed!

by paugq

Monday March 15th, 2004 5:47 AM

Mozilla Thunderbird with installer existed for long time at Seb's site:

Where's the news!!??

#5 Re: It already existed!

by nonpareility

Monday March 15th, 2004 11:17 AM

This is official.

#6 Any plans to make a 'spamihilator' extenstion?

by MvD

Tuesday March 16th, 2004 1:08 AM

Thunderbird works great for me, if only the spam filters would be a bit more advanced... Just check out this little app is the best spam filter I ever used. So many features! Any plans to make an extenstion with such features?