Thunderbird Ups the Email Ante

After far too long in development, Thunderbird 3.0 seems to be nearing the home stretch. We take a look at the latest test builds for Thunderbird 3.0 beta 4. Is it worth the wait? Despite the sluggish development cycle, signs point to yes. Read on for how Thunderbird can help you manage your inbox.

The latest Thunderbird 3.0 development releases show that there’s still a little life in traditional desktop email clients. While Webmail is where most of the innovation has been the last few years, Thunderbird 3.0 is shaping up very nicely.

The Mozilla Project released Thunderbird 3.0 beta 4 test builds this week with builds for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows with several new features that make it well worth a look. If you’re an openSUSE user, you can find the builds in the Mozilla:Beta repository!

Thunderbird Stability

For me, email is a vital part of my work and personal life. This means that stability is one of the primary considerations for me when choosing an email client. The Thunderbird 3.0 series is dubbed “Shredder” as a warning to users that it is, in fact, in development and not considered fully suitable for “production” use. It seems, though,…

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