There has been a lot of hype about Firefox 2.0 builds (codename Bon Echo) but have you been thinking about Thunderbird 2.0? Just like how Firefox 2.0 is going to have some nice new features Thunderbird will also. Here is a list of things to expect from Thunderbird 2.0 Alpha 1:
- Tools for organizing and managing e-mail
- Custom Folder Pane Views such as favorites, unread and recently used.
- Message Tagging
- Tabbed Messages
- Be Informative
- 312940: New Mail Alert Improvements
- Folder Summary Popups
- Help Fight Junk Mail
- Improve the current bayesian based algorithm
- Token Store Pruning / Aging
- Improved Phishing Support
- 327124: Windows x64 platform support
- 328795: Find As You Type
If that isn’t enough information for you then you can checkout these pages for more information: Product Planning, Rumbling Edge, and the Roadmap. You can always download the latest build of Thunderbird 2.0 (currently pre-alpha) if you don’t want to wait for Alpha 1 to be officially released.