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Windows 7: Thunderbird 3.1 Released

24 Jun 2010   #1

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
Thunderbird 3.1 Released

What's New in Thunderbird 3.1

Release Date:June 24, 2010 Thunderbird 3.1 is based on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform to provide improved performance, stability, web compatibility, and code simplification and sustainability.
New features include:
Faster Search Results and Quick Filter Toolbar

  • Faster Search Results Message indexing is faster and provides users with faster search results.
  • Quick Filter Toolbar New Quick Filter Toolbar lets you filter against search terms, tags, starred messages, address book contacts, new emails, and attachments.
User Experience Improvements

  • New Migration Assistant The new Migration Assistant gives Thunderbird 2 users a way to choose the new features in Thunderbird 3.1 or to keep their current features and settings.
  • Saved Files Manager New Saved Files Manager displays all the files you downloaded from your email to your computer.
  • Mail Account Setup Wizard Hundreds of ISP settings have been added to make setting up Thunderbird easier. The Mail Account Setup Wizard matches against a database of email settings from popular mail providers so that you will only need to provide your name, email, and password to set up new mail accounts.
Performance Improvements

  • Improvements to Stability, Memory, and Password Handling
Mozilla Thunderbird*3.1 Release Notes

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24 Jun 2010   #2

Windows Seven - Ultimate (x64)

The quick filter toolbar is really useful. It allows you to quickly filter through your messages, like the search did in version 2.0 - I don't really approve of their new search system so this toolbar is wonderful.

Thunderbird is far superior over Microsoft's Outlook. I love it! The only problem I've is that there's no easy way to backup your profile.
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24 Jun 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the heads up.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tpiom View Post
The only program I've is that there's no easy way to backup your profile.
Go here,

C:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles

and backup your profile.
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24 Jun 2010   #4

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1

Just had a test run
"The quick filter toolbar is really useful."
I must agree.

Also they have finally resolved the ongoing issue of not being able to set up Pop accounts without doing major workarounds, just run the auto set up & then you now have the option to select Imap or Pop. then click create account
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