Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 Released

Monday May 3rd, 2004

Scott MacGregor writes: "Thunderbird 0.6 has taken flight! Some of the more promiment features include a new Windows installer, Pinstripe theme for Mac OS X, new artwork, improved junk mail controls, new mail notification in the system dock for Mac OS X, server-wide news filters and a slew of other new features."

Builds can be grabbed from the Thunderbird Download Page on, or from the release notes, which also include more on what's new in this latest release of Thunderbird.

#54 No, it's not rude

by leafdigital

Tuesday May 4th, 2004 5:07 AM

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Which part of 'for me' did you fail to understand? That little bracketed addition is definitely what made this into a personal wishlist rather than a rude demand that various things should be done (as we see so often). Also note that it didn't have the customary 'IF YOU DON'T DO THIS I WILL STOP USING THIS PROGRAM!:!>?!?!!11!!!'.

Many of those highlighted bugs are also important to me (particularly the one about having option to use a single mail tree) but I'm grinning and bearing it at the moment simply because the spam detection is so good - it's really an essential for me as I get 700+ spam messages (and maybe 2,3 legitimate) per day in my home account. I tried using an external spam program with Outlook Express, but it only really makes sense to have spam detection integrated in email, so Thunderbird it is.

I wonder if Mozilla Foundation ought to set up a 'pledge' donations site integrated with bugzilla numbers? So that users can specifically go and say, look you can have $50 if this bug gets fixed. It might be difficult to arrange, I can imagine that sometimes the money might not all be collected... but it would at least provide an outlet and easy answer to whine-type questions. Though the money probably wouldn't add up to actually pay the cost of fixing the bug (I can imagine maybe, if really lucky, getting say $1,000 for a highly-desired fix like the single set of folders one), it still might provide an incentive; if a volunteer programmer knows that their bugfix work will not only make the product better, but also trigger a $1k (or even only $100) donation to the foundation...

Of course it might be a bit difficult to determine what constitutes 'fixed' (e.g. what if the back-end is fixed but the UI isn't)... maybe this is impractical.