I saw today that Mozilla has released the long awaited Thunderbird 3 and so I headed to the Mozilla Messaging site to have a look at it. While I haven’t tried it out yet, it certainly looks like they’ve added the whole kitchen sink full of features.
They’ve added Firefox’s Add-ons Manager so that finding, adding and updating Add-ons are all easier to do, Advanced filtering tools that allow you to filter seach results by sender, tag, attachments, people, folder, and mailing list as well as a timeline tool.
The Global Search field now has an autocomplete feature that matches what you type against your address book. It’s also got the option to search everywhere or filter against different parts of emails like the usual subject or sender.
One of the big things they’re talking a lot about is tabbed emails, which ought to be interesting to see. Smart folders, activity manager, message archive, are just a few of the laundry list of new features.
I’m going to have to be having a look at the Portable Apps version of it sometime soon. I’ll be interested to see how it stacks up against the Thunderbird 2 that I’ve been using for a couple of years now, especially in regard to GnuPG integration.
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