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December 10, 2004

thunderbird breaks half a million downloads in three days

Wow! What an amazing week it's been for the Mozilla Thunderbird email application. We released on Tuesday, and in the first three days we've already got 14 localizations -- for each of Mac, Windows, and Linux, we've been all over the press, and just this morning, we broke half a million downloads. This release is breaking all previous Thunderbird records!

If you haven't made the switch, take a few minutes this weekend to do so. You won't be disappointed. You can find a nifty guide to help you through the simple migration process over at MozillaNews.

And in case there were folks out there who didn't realize it, Thunderbird provides a powerful RSS reading interface. All the power of your mail interface -- with filtering, searching, organizing, etc. for reading your RSS feeds. It's wonderful. Make the switch today!

Posted by asa at December 10, 2004 09:03 AM

It's good to see the Firefox type of interest reflected in Thunderbird. I have to admit on being asked that told someone it wasn't as polished as Firefox.

But I was trying to ensure they weren't disappointed if they tried it. As do think the configuration and settings could be a little clearer. Though hopefully for most people they aren't starting from scratch and can use the import tools for settings.

Me personally I love it, before 0.4 or 0.5 (Can't remember when i started using Thunderbird now) I was a outlook 2000 use and I don't miss it at all. In fact after using Ximian Evolution on my nix box I had for a long time looked for a windows alternative and until Thunderbird never really found one.

It is the best option for the average windows user. Only real fault i have with it is the nuisance of downloading my localised dictionary every time i upgrade. Hardly a big deal

Posted by: Paul on December 10, 2004 10:51 AM

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