Thunderbird 2

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Keep Your Vital Information Organized

Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage
your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most
sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you


Advanced Folder Views

2 offers a variety of ways for you to organize and display your
folders, whether by favorites, recently viewed or folders containing
unread messages. As always, you can also set up RSS and newsgroup
folders to stay on top of news and your interests. Thunderbird 2 also
allows you to maximize your message view pane by opting for a folder
drop down menu instead of the traditional sidebar.

Message Tagging

2 allows you to “tag” messages with descriptors such as “To Do” or
“Done” or even create your own tags that are specific to your needs.
Tags can be combined with saved searches and mail views to make it
easier to organize email.

Message History Navigation

2 offers message history navigation that allows you to click “forward”
and “back” much like in your Web browser. You can now quickly toggle
between messages and folder views.

Improved Search

2 features a find as you type pane that speeds up searches within
displayed messages. Thunderbird also offers quick search, which starts
showing search results as soon as you start typing in search terms.


Saved Searches

you find yourself searching for the same subject or message content
over and over? Thunderbird 2 saves you time by allowing you to store
this search as a folder. Rerunning the search is just a matter of
clicking on the saved search folder in the folder pane.

Stay Informed

2 has been updated to provide more informative and relevant message
alerts containing sender, subject and message text for newly arrived
messages. Folders provide a pop up summarizing new messages in that

Easy Access to Popular Web Mail Services

2 makes it even easier to integrate and use various Web mail accounts
from one inbox. Gmail and .Mac users can access their accounts in
Thunderbird by simply providing their user names and passwords.

Secure and Protect Your Mail

has bolstered Thunderbird’s acclaimed security and privacy measures to
ensure that your communications and identity remain safe. It’s like
having your own security guard online.

Phishing Protection

protects you from email scams which try to trick users into handing
over personal and confidential information by indicating when a message
is a potential phishing attempt. As a second line of defense,
Thunderbird warns you when you click on a link which appears to be
taking you to a different Web site than the one indicated by the URL in
the message.

Robust Privacy

2 offers improved support for user privacy and remote image protection.
To ensure a user’s privacy, Thunderbird 2 automatically blocks remote
images in email messages.

Cutting Out the Junk

has updated Thunderbird’s popular junk mail folders to stay ahead of
spam. Each email you receive passes through Thunderbird's leading-edge
junk mail filters. Each time you mark messages as spam, Thunderbird
“learns” and improves its filtering so you can spend more time reading
the mail that matters. Thunderbird can also use your mail provider's
spam filters to keep junk mail out of your inbox.

Open Source, More Secure

the heart of Thunderbird is an open source development process driven
by thousands of passionate, experienced developers and security experts
spread all over the world. Our openness and active community of experts
helps to ensure our products are more secure and updated quickly, while
also enabling us to take advantage of the best third party security
scanning and evaluation tools to further bolster overall security.

Automated Update

update system checks to see if you’re running the latest version, and
notifies you when a security update is available. These security updates
are small (usually 200KB - 700KB), giving you only what you need and
making the security update quick to download and install. The automated
update system provides updates for Thunderbird on Windows, Mac OS X, and
Linux in over 30 different language

Get Your Mail, Your Way

allows you to customize your email to suit your specific needs whether
it’s how you search and find messages or listening to music right out of
your inbox.

Outfit Your Inbox

users can increase Thunderbird’s functionality and appearance using
hundreds of add-ons. A Thunderbird add-on can let you manage contacts,
place voice over IP calls, listen to music, and keep track of birthdates
all from your inbox. You can even change the appearance of Thunderbird
to suit your tastes.

Message Templates

Thunderbird 2 allows you to easily set up message templates to save you
time – especially if you have to send the same mail message repeatedly.

Add-ons Manager for Extensions and Themes

new Add-ons Manager improves the user interface for managing extensions
and themes, making it even easier for you to customize Thunderbird 2.
Install, uninstall, enable and disable your add-ons in a single place.

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