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Mozilla Messaging reintegrates with Labs, unifies focus on Web-based communication

Mozilla Messaging, citing Mozilla's increased focus on Web-borne communications, will be reintegrating with Mozilla Labs. The Messaging subsidiary was formed in 2008 to focus on Thunderbird, but given Mozilla Labs' current focus on identity and contact management, it now makes sense for the groups to be merged. Thunderbird will be unaffected by the change -- some URLs might change, but that's...

Thunderbird Conversations 2.0 alpha 2 released

Late in 2010, Mozilla delivered the first alpha of Conversations for its Thunderbird email client. The add-on brings Gmail-like threading to your Thunderbird inbox, and it worked quite nicely in our testing. As is the case with an alpha release, however, there were loads of bugs to squash and features to to tweak -- which Mozilla has been doing ever since. There's now a second alpha of...

Thunderbird gets Twitter support via TweeQuilla proof-of-concept add-on

Use Thunderbird? Well, now you can use it with Twitter, too! At least if you're using it on Windows that is. The new add-on is called TweeQuilla, and it's just at version 0.1. TweeQuilla shows the tweets as messages in the message pane, and if a tweet includes a URL, it uses the preview pane to show that URL. It's a clever add-on since it's actually written in JavaScript, and Thunderbird...

Conversations add-on brings a Gmail-like experience to your Thunderbird 3.3 inbox

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.3 (Miramar) is shaping up to be a pretty significant upgrade to the open-source email app. One thing I always find myself wishing for, however, is conversation view. I've been using Gmail for years now, and conversations have become part of the way I work. A new add-on from Mozilla Labs brings a richer threaded view to Miramar. Once installed, clicking a collapsed thread...

Mozilla Thunderbird now has Firefox's excellent about:support feature

About:support, which has long been the best way to troubleshoot Firefox, can now be used in your other favourite Mozilla product: Thunderbird. It produces an easy-to-read table with all of the debugging info you might ever need: your current version number; installed extensions; your IMAP, POP and SMTP settings; and your modified preferences -- really, everything you might want to know in a...

Mozilla Labs' Contacts add-on for Thunderbird is a social networking superstar

I'm not a fan of desktop email clients. I haven't been for some time, and I'm not shy about extolling the benefits of a Web-based email app. Mozilla, however, decided to put together a slick new add-on for Thunderbird that has me seriously thinking about switching back. Like the project they launched earlier this year for Firefox, Contacts for Thunderbird is all about connecting with your...

Firefox Friday Five: 4.0 news round-up, 2 billion add-on downloads, Thunderbird 3.1, and making text editing on websites easier

These Firefox Friday titles are really getting out of hand. Perhaps I should shorten them... or simply use more buzzwords... and square brackets (Firefox Friday Five [FEATURE]: news round-up, 2 billion incentivized [ADD-ON] downloads...) Still, at least you know, at a glance, exactly what you're getting. There'll be none of that sensational 'look at me!' crap here on Download Squad. Moving...

PortableApps adds multiple profile support to Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird

The PortableApps suite has always been one of the most popular (and useful) downloads around for your USB flash drive. Yesterday, project lead John T. Haller announced the addition of multiple profile support to the suite's trio of Mozilla apps -- Firefox, Thunderbird, and Sunbird. Adding multiple profile support is as simple as running an additional PortableApps .paf.exe for each app (here's...

Mozilla outs Thunderbird 3.1 alpha

Mozilla finally released version 3 of their Thunderbird desktop email client last December, and they now have their attention focused on a minor bump to 3.1. Last night the first alpha build was made available, and it sports the usual handful of changes and improvements. Among the tweaks are enhancements to stability and memory usage, better IMAP access, fixes for smart folders, filters, and...

Google Email Uploader: upload email from your Mac to Google Apps

Signing up for Google Apps for your domain is a pretty sweet deal, but there's still the matter of your current email account, and all the messages that come with it. Fortunately, Google has anticipated the demise of your old email account, and taken the liberty of planning for its future. Email packrats who run Windows have had access to a Google Email Uploader tool for some time, and now...

Mozilla flips email the (Thunder)bird, releases v3

Mozilla Messaging, a subsidiary of Mozilla, has just released Thunderbird 3. Compared to its illustrious brother Firefox, Thunderbird receives relatively little attention. Why? I have no idea...Thunderbird is frickin' great, and with version 3 there's lots of new, juicy functionality that will hopefully (finally?) make a dent in overlord Outlook's market share. Version 3 brings everyone's...

Mozilla's Thunderbird 3 email client gets a release candidate

Thunderbird 3, the next version of Mozilla's email client, is almost ready for final release. Although it's almost a year behind schedule, the release candidate rolled out on Tuesday for all operating systems, and it delivers several significant new features, including tabs, better search, and Gmail-style archiving. Thunderbird now plays nicely with Gmail all around, recognizing special...

Mozilla scores enterprise email win: 130,000 French government PCs switch to Thunderbird

A French website [Google Translate link] is reporting that 130,000 Tax Authority computer systems are soon to make a major switch to open source software. Email and calendar duties are being handed over to Thunderbird and the Lightning plugin. The move also includes a transition to OBM's open source groupware/collaboration/messaging platform. When the General Directorate of Public Finance was...

Mozilla releases Thunderbird 3 Beta 4

The upcoming version of Mozilla's desktop email client, Thunderbird 3, just entered its 4th beta. This new beta adds significant features, including better Gmail integration, smart folders, and better search filters. If you've been looking for an excuse to stop using webmail - especially if you're a Gmail user - it looks like Thunderbird now has most of the features you would have missed. Gmail...

Email client Postbox hits beta 14, goes pro

Postbox is an email client based on Mozilla Thunderbird. But it has a number of features you won't find in Thunderbird, including Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed integration. That makes Postbox more than a simple email client. It's a communications hub. It also has a task list, and thanks to support for add-ons, including the Lightning calendar extension, you can customize the application to...