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Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 for eComStation released

January 16, 2006 by admin

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 for OS/2 & eCS has been released. As was the case with Firefox, Thunderbird 1.5 is an immense improvement over it's 1.0.x predecessor. Aside from improvements to stability, the following is a partial listing of features that differentiate the new Thunderbird.

New features since Thunderbird 1.0.x include:

* Spell check as you type.
* Automated update to streamline product upgrades.
* Built in phishing detector to help protect users against email scams.
* Podcasting and other RSS Improvements.
* Deleting attachments from messages.
* Integration with server side spam filtering.
* Reply and forward actions for message filters.
* Kerberos Authentication.
* Auto save as draft for mail composition.
* Support for saved search folders that can search across multiple
accounts. * Support for message threads for single folder saved search
folders. * Improvements to product usability including redesigned options
UI, search and filter UI, and SMTP server management. * Filters for Global
* Many security enhancements

You can download it here:

NOTE: This release requires C runtime DLLs from Innotek. The latest version is 0.5.1, which includes an installer. Available here:

Thunderbird extensions (add-ons) that add new functionality are available here:

Thunderbird themes (skins) are available here:

A utility to migrate mail from PMMail to Thunderbird is available here:

For more information on the Thunderbird e-mail and newsgroup client:

For a list of what's new in this release:

Tips and tricks for Thunderbird can be found here:

And finally, if you still have questions, or just want to participate in a Mozilla for OS/2 discussion forum, the Warpzilla newsgroup can be found here:


Sander Nyman

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