Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thunderbird 3 review

I've just installed the 2nd beta of thunderbird 3, the mozilla e-mail client on my mac. I did so because I wanted to be able to use the address book that mac os x provides, which was not supported in thunderbird 2. After some searching I stumbled upon this thread, which is quite old, but hints at using TB 3. So I did.

The address book intergration works well and I'm happily using those adresses. But I noticed some more changes, which are worthy mentioning:
  • Thunderbird is now a native cocoa app
  • The coolest thing ever though, is how tabs have been introduced, keep multiple mails or inboxes or feeds or ... open at a time is really nice. Tabbed browsing for mails: awesome!
BTW, i switched from because it was driving me nuts how it took forever to get mails via imap.

Even though it's beta, it's been running just fine, so I recommend giving it a try!

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