Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Alpha 1 Released

It looks like Mozilla Thunderbird has finally made its way to a milestone build: Alpha 1! Here is an overview of a few of the new features you will find in this build:
  • Message Tags
  • Folder Views including favorite folders
  • Improved New Mail Notification Alerts
  • New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
  • Find As You Type in the message pane
  • New combined and improved Add-ons manager for extensions and themes
  • Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions

I actually just started using Thunderbird last week and it is really nice. I haven’t really had a need for it in the past but it seems as though I acquire more and more email addresses. Once I got to the point where I couldn’t remember the logins I knew I had to look for an alternative and Thunderbird was the first thing that popped into my head. I started using Thunderbird 2.0 Alpha 1 last night and it has been running smoothly. If you want to try out this build the download links are below and Mozilla has been working on the release notes page in case you are looking for some more details. Download Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Alpha 1: Windows: Installer Linux: GTK2 + XFT (no installer) Mac OS X: Compressed Disk Image

I have put together a portable version of this build.