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Thunderbird 1.5 Released
Mozillazine.org ^ | 01/12/2006 | Mozilla Foundation

Posted on 01/12/2006 8:56:10 AM PST by zeugma

Thunderbird 1.5 Released

Scott MacGregor writes: "The final release of Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 is now available for download from getthunderbird.com. Users of RC1 should see the update soon. If you are using RC2, then you already have 1.5 final."

"Thunderbird 1.5 introduces several new features including a software update system, spell check as you type, built in phishing detector, auto save as draft, and support for deleting attachments from email messages. Message filtering has also been improved with new filter actions for replying and forwarding. Saved search folders can now search folders across multiple accounts."

"More details can be found in the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Release Notes, and the support forum staff is available for questions. "

"I wanted to thank everyone in the mozillaZine community who helped test the alphas, the betas, and the release candidates that went into this release. Thank you for trusting Thunderbird with your email throughout the development and release cycle for 1.5. I'm looking forward to working with all of you on 2.0 and beyond!"



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: email; fab; thunderbird; upgrade
Those of you who use the Thunderbird email client should probably upgrade.
1 posted on 01/12/2006 8:56:13 AM PST by zeugma
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To: zeugma

BTTT


2 posted on 01/12/2006 8:58:40 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: rdb3; chance33_98; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Bush2000; PenguinWry; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; ...

3 posted on 01/12/2006 8:58:48 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: zeugma

After a hard day at work, nothing like popping open a nice, cold can of wine.

4 posted on 01/12/2006 9:01:06 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: zeugma
Thunderbirds are go!!!

5 posted on 01/12/2006 9:04:15 AM PST by TheBigB ("barry might make you want to conflate, but i need a tangible nexus here, people!"~~xsmommy)
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To: zeugma

Been using Firefox and Thunderbird two years now. Just upgraded latest versions of both last week. Love 'em.


6 posted on 01/12/2006 9:06:49 AM PST by alarmguy
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To: zeugma

I've been using it since the release candidates. It's pretty good, and the phishing detector works well. It false-positived some legit emails, but there's a button to say the email's okay, and it learns from that just like the junk filter.


7 posted on 01/12/2006 9:06:59 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: zeugma
"support for deleting attachments from email messages"

That alone may convince me to switch over. I have tons of emails that have attachments (in Outlook Express) that I want to keep the emails but delete the attachments (since I have the saved elsewhere anyway). It amazes me that MS never added this feature to OE.

The major thing is moving all those emails over to Thunderbird ....

Thanks for posting this.

8 posted on 01/12/2006 9:08:18 AM PST by TruthSetsUFree
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To: zeugma

W00T!


9 posted on 01/12/2006 9:09:14 AM PST by rock_lobsta
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To: zeugma

Everytime I hear the word "Thunderbird" I get a headache.


10 posted on 01/12/2006 9:12:18 AM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: zeugma

11 posted on 01/12/2006 9:16:19 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: zeugma

"Have you heard? What's the word? It's 'Thunderbird.'"

12 posted on 01/12/2006 9:18:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TruthSetsUFree
It amazes me that MS never added this feature to OE.

You're joking right? Micro$oft is so far behind in it's feature sets it is ridiculous. It is only after every other browser (or mail client) includes something that they get around to adding it.

13 posted on 01/12/2006 9:19:33 AM PST by usapatriot28 ( Si vis pacem para bellum)
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To: usapatriot28
"You're joking right?"

Well alright, perhaps. But it seems to me to be such a no-brainer needed feature that yes, it does amaze me. But then perhaps it shouldn't.

14 posted on 01/12/2006 9:30:16 AM PST by TruthSetsUFree
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To: billorites

Wot's the Word? Thunderbird!

Want a thrill? Drink it chilled.

Wot's the price? Thirty twice.

Who drinks the most? [redacted].


15 posted on 01/12/2006 9:35:32 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: TruthSetsUFree
I'm pretty sure Thunderbird has a tool to assist migrating from MS-Outlook. I've never used it though, so I'm not sure how good it is.

Folks should really get away from MS-Outlook in any case. It's a virus/worm magnet.

16 posted on 01/12/2006 9:51:34 AM PST by zeugma (Warning: Self-referential object does not reference itself.)
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To: zeugma
I'm pretty sure Thunderbird has a tool to assist migrating from MS-Outlook.

I think you're right. In fact, I tried it several months ago and it seemed to work fine. However, the attachments problem was still there, so I didn't switch over.

Looks like it's now time, though.

17 posted on 01/12/2006 9:57:01 AM PST by TruthSetsUFree
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To: ShadowAce

Been using Thuderbird for at least a year maybe more. Will probably upgrade at some point - maybe not right away but soon. Thanks.


18 posted on 01/12/2006 10:10:44 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: zeugma
I recommend lycos mail.
19 posted on 01/12/2006 11:06:27 AM PST by jdm (WWW-WEBMASTER (My grandfather swears it's his email address))
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To: zeugma; ShadowAce

Piece of garbage. Uninstalled it and went back to Thunderbird 1.06.

They need to do a little more prep before they release these updates. i went through too much nonsense with FF 1.5.


20 posted on 01/12/2006 1:48:07 PM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord
Piece of garbage. Uninstalled it and went back to Thunderbird 1.06.

Uh, would you care to be a little more descriptive of what you ran into?

21 posted on 01/12/2006 2:06:20 PM PST by zeugma (Warning: Self-referential object does not reference itself.)
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To: zeugma

Tease! I thought you meant Ford released a new T-Bird :))


22 posted on 01/12/2006 2:07:04 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

LOL! Sorry about that!


23 posted on 01/12/2006 2:25:03 PM PST by zeugma (Warning: Self-referential object does not reference itself.)
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To: zeugma

Just Beautiful!

24 posted on 01/12/2006 2:27:09 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord

Interesting. I just downloaded and installed T-bird 1.5. It went without a hitch. Works perfectly.


25 posted on 01/12/2006 2:43:00 PM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: Clara Lou
Yep. Inbox, settings, and themes all detected.
26 posted on 01/12/2006 3:01:06 PM PST by clyde asbury (Atomic Amish)
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To: TruthSetsUFree
Roger that. I am also amazed that in the last 3 computers I've bought the spell check function in Outlook Express has been grayed out. Why would something so basic be left out? It is my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) that Bill Gates wants people to buy additional software like Office or Excel to make it work. Screw that. I downloaded a little program that works great and cost nothing.
27 posted on 01/12/2006 5:52:44 PM PST by octobersky
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To: octobersky

What spelling program is that?


28 posted on 01/12/2006 6:51:28 PM PST by TruthSetsUFree
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To: TruthSetsUFree
Spell Checker For OE

Download it and save yourself $135 - $170 or whatever it costs for MS Word.
29 posted on 01/12/2006 8:45:11 PM PST by octobersky
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To: octobersky

Thanks! I'll check it out.


30 posted on 01/13/2006 7:13:00 AM PST by TruthSetsUFree
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