Mozilla Thunderbird Reaches Second Milestone Build

Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla.orgis standalone mail client, has released a second milestone build. Thunderbird 0.2is changes include improved spell checking, greater stability and new application icons. From the release notes:

  • Footprint and Performance
    Since 0.1, we have made excellent strides in reducing code footprint and improving performance. The download file size for Windows has been reduced by 1.5MB and is substantially faster than 0.1.
  • Improved Default Theme
    Arvid Axelsson continues to improve the crisp, fresh, and attractive theme based on Qute, his amazing theme for Mozilla Firebird. Updates include new icons for the options dialog, and improvements to the icons for both the mail and compose toolbars. Also added are new taskbar icons for Windows and dock icons for Mac OS X.
  • Improved Spell Checker
    The spell checker now ignores quoted text when composing a reply (HTMLand plain text), and also ignores any URL inside the message body.
  • Redesigned Options Dialog
    The iOptionsi dialog got theme updates (see above), a streamlined iAdvancedi panel, and a new iAttachmentsi panel for managing behavior when opening mail attachments.
  • Improved customization
    The Compose window toolbar now supports a iQuotei button. The Mail window toolbar now supports a iPreviousi button.
  • Improved Stability
    This release is based on the Mozilla App-Suite 1.5 beta branch.

Thunderbird is available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems. Download links can be found in the release notes.