First Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 Release Candidate Available

Mozilla.orgis standalone email application, Thunderbird, has been updated with a 1.0 release candidate. It was announced by developer mscott in a MozillaZine forum post. The new version, Thunderbird 1.0 RC1, sports improved RSS support and default themes among other changes. From the release notes posted at MozillaZine:

Whatis New In 1.0
  • Significant theme improvements for all platforms.
  • Migration improvements for Outlook 2003, Eudora and Mozilla Suite users.
  • Fix for a 0.9 regression on Mac OS X when creating folders with non ascii characters.
  • Saved Search Folder Improvements (i.e. lots of bug fixes)
  • Message Grouping Improvements (i.e. lots of bug fixes)
  • Improved RSS support (i.e. lots of bug fixes)
  • Improved support for Multiple Identities for an account.
  • Improved Account Central for Windows and Linux
  • Improvements to Global Inbox, in particular how we manage filters.
  • Fix problems creating folders with semicolons or # signs in the name
  • Stability Improvements
  • POP3 Filters can now filter messages to IMAP folders
  • RSS Feeds that require http authentication now work in Thunderbird
  • Fix an issue on Mac OS X where you could not paste text from Microsoft Word into the compose window
  • Offline UI is now installed by default for Windows (it already was for Linux and Mac OS X)
  • New quick search bar for address book and mail compose contacts sidebar.
  • Deleting a saved search folder now prompts you before it gets deleted.
  • New end user license agreeement.

Thunderbird 1.0 Release Candidate 1 runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. Download links are available in the developeris MozillaZine forum post.