Thunderbird 0.8 Adds RSS Support has released Thunderbird 0.8, the latest update to its standalone mail and news client. This version adds RSS support, and an optional global inbox for POP3 mail accounts. From the release notes:

  • Global Inbox

    POP3 users can now combine all of their POP3 accounts into a single global inbox under local folders.

  • Comprehensive Data Migration

    Switching to Thunderbird has never been easier since Thunderbird can now migrate all of your e-mail data including settings, mail folders and address book data from common mail applications such as the Mozilla 1.x Suite, Outlook Express, Outlook and Eudora.

  • RSS Integration

    Thunderbird now features a built in RSS reader which allows you to easily subscribe to and read news and weblogs that support RSS.

  • Improved Privacy Controls

    In order to help protect your privacy, Thunderbird now automatically blocks remote image requests in e-mails from senders you donit know.

  • Improved Quick Search

    Thunderbird now makes it even easier to manage your e-mail. Quick search now supports many different types of search criteria including the ability to search message body text. Thunderbird can also highlight the quick search terms in the message body.

  • Other New Features

    Support for using a master password to encrypt saved e-mail account passwords.

    Linux GNOME users can now make Thunderbird their default e-mail client (Tools > Options > General).

    If your network uses proxy authentication for HTTP, Thunderbird now correctly prompts for proxy authentication instead of silently failing.

    Bug fixes too numerous to mention!

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.8 is available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. Download links can be found at the Thunderbird website.