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Windows 7: Thunderbird 3 Released

09 Dec 2009   #1
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thunderbird 3 Released

For those interested Thunderbird 3 has been released,

Thunderbird - It?s All Yours

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Release Date: December 8, 2009

Thunderbird 3 Features:For an overview, please see Thunderbird 3 Features.

Thunderbird 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1.5 platform including some major re-architecting to provide improved performance, stability, web compatibility, and code simplification and sustainability.



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09 Dec 2009   #2
OaklawnM4M

Windows 7
 
 

It installs and works well and very similar to Outlook.. there's even a sync addon that let's you get your google gmail contacts in it..

The downside is that if you need to synchronize it with "Lightning" (the Calendar System) as you did with the older version.. Don't hold your breath cuz it's busted..

For mail and contacts, you're cool.. but for calendars and reminders.. you're screwed.. Stick with Outlook instead.
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09 Dec 2009   #3
greeman

Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

"The downside is that if you need to synchronize it with "Lightning" (the Calendar System) as you did with the older version.. Don't hold your breath cuz it's busted..

For mail and contacts, you're cool.. but for calendars and reminders.. you're screwed.. Stick with Outlook instead."


Not sure what you are saying here. I am presently using Thunderbird 2 with the lightning calendar synchronized with google calendar. Are you saying that if I go to Thunderbird 3 that my calendar won't transfer? Or do you just mean transferring from Outlook is a problem?
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10 Dec 2009   #4
OaklawnM4M

Windows 7
 
 

The lightning addon fails and complains about the version of Thunderbird... The full blow lightning download fails to complete configuration on Win7 to import from another account such as Google Calendar..

If you going to plan on upgrading.. make sure you have breadcrumbs in case you need to go back.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I tried the beat, it sucks.
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10 Dec 2009   #6
greeman

Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OaklawnM4M View Post
The lightning addon fails and complains about the version of Thunderbird... The full blow lightning download fails to complete configuration on Win7 to import from another account such as Google Calendar..

If you going to plan on upgrading.. make sure you have breadcrumbs in case you need to go back.
Thanks for the heads up. I will wait and upgrade once they get all the bugs worked out with the add ons.
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10 Dec 2009   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I upgraded last night.

It did not go well.

I ended up with frozen screens, Thunderbird not responding, forced shutdowns, etc. I tried to back out of it with System Restore and that failed.

I thought I was going to have to restore an image of my entire hard drive, but at the last minute I found another way out. I had not been in a situation where I thought I was going to have to rely on an image in at least 5 years.

I had previously backed up my entire Thunderbird folder to another drive. Eventually, I was able to manually uninstall my older version of Thunderbird, clean out all registry entries, install 3.0 from the ground up, and then retrieve my mail and account info from my manual backup.

So, beware, if you just try to do an upgrade by running the exe.
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10 Dec 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Latest Nightly Lighting build is compatible with TB 3x - am tied into outlook 2010 for live work so have not had chance to test things at this time but will try and set up some dummy accounts and data soon
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11 Dec 2009   #9
dmahar

windows 7
 
 
Thunderbird 3.0

I have been unable to find a decent mail program, after leaving Win XP. I have been using Thunderbird 2.0. which was adequate, but flawed. Yesterday Thunderbird 3.0 was made available for download. I loaded it right on top of 2.0, and my contacts were retained, and it is now a very good program, easy to set up, and the Text Size problem has apparently been successfully addressed.....Give it a try! I got it from mozilla com, no problems. dmahar
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12 Dec 2009   #10
greeman

Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

Well I spent some time yesterday and downloaded Thunderbird 3 on my laptop. It loaded and worked well (no lightning). I downloaded the last beta copy of Lightning and finally got the calendar working on TB3 (Great). The next step was to get the calendar synchronized with Google calendar. After a couple of hours of trying many different ways, I finally gave up, uninstalled TB3 and reinstalled TB2. I think I will like TB3, but only after someone gets everything to work with it. For now TB2 will do for me.
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