Mozilla.org has released Thunderbird 0.7, the latest version of its standalone mail client. This update fixes a crashing issue that arose when putting a computer to sleep without quitting Thunderbird first. Also, a click on the Dock icon of an already-running copy of Thunderbird will now display the main mail viewer window if no other windows were already open. As with most releases, there are also many additional bug fixes and performance improvements. From the release notes:
Whatis NewThunderbird 0.7 is available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. You can find download links at the Mozilla.org Web site.
Here are the highlights for this release of Thunderbird:
- Smaller and Faster
The Windows Installer is now only a 5.9MB download. Significant performance improvements on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X!
- New Themes and Extension Manager
Provides a convenient and secure way to manage and update the many add-ons that set Thunderbird apart from other e-mail clients.
- Crash Analysis Tools (Talkback)
Help us help you! Integration with Mozilla Talkback allows users to submit crash reports which makes it easier for us to find Thunderbird top crashes.
- Other New Features...
New user interface for viewing vCards.
New Profile Manager which also supports running from a USB device.
Color quoting for quoted message parts.
Thunderbird now supports a user interface for creating multiple identities per e-mail account. This makes it easy to have several e-mail addresses which end up going into the same account.
- Recently Fixed Bugs
Mac OS X fix for Thunderbird hanging when the computer comes out of sleep mode.
Mac OS X: When there are no Thunderbird windows open, clicking on the system dock now opens the main mail window.
Fix for an occassional hang when reading IMAP mail over SSL.
Our LDAP support works against older version 2 LDAP servers again in addition to version 3.
Thunderbird can handle mailto urls that contain raw spaces in the subject.
Other bug fixes too numerous to mention!