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Thunderbird 3 Fledges with First Alpha Release

May 15, 2008, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"Mozilla Messaging announced today the first official alpha release of the next generation Thunderbird e-mail application. Although this release offers some improvements over its predecessor, it isn't intended for production use yet. We tested some of the new functionality to see how it is shaping up.

"The Mozilla Foundation gently nudged Thunderbird out of the nest last year when it created the Mozilla Messaging subsidiary to manage ongoing development of the popular open source e-mail program. The goal was to give Thunderbird more autonomy and its own organizational structure so that it could continue growing. Shortly after its official launch, Mozilla Messaging began to formulate plans for Thunderbird 3..."

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