Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7 Released

Wednesday June 16th, 2004

Scott MacGregor writes "The Mozilla Foundation released Thunderbird 0.7 today. New features include a smaller download size, significant performance improvements on all platforms, a new themes and extensions manager, and many bug fixes and other improvements. More on what's new can be found in the Mozilla Foundation's press release.

"Thunderbird now has promotional website banner images and a signature campaign which users can leverage to help spread the Thunderbird word. Read More."

"Builds are currently available from the Thunderbird releases page, along with the current set of Release Notes, or directly from the 0.7 directory on"

#30 Reply to Address when Posting to Newsgroups

by apmacrae

Thursday June 17th, 2004 5:04 AM

You are replying to this message

A minor complaint I had about earlier versions of Thunderbird was that the "reply to" address for Usenet news posts was validated to check that it was a real email address. Desirable behaviour you might think.

However, I like the behaviour of Outlook Express which allowed you to specify addresses of the form: 1) m e @ h o m e . n e t 2) andy at home dot net

Quoting yoru address like this can be usefull to reduce the chance of bots obtaining your email address (for spam etc) by scanning news posts. At the same time they are easy for a human to interpret.