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Mozilla Thunderbird is a free and powerful email application that makes it easier to organize, secure and customize your mail. A new version of the desktop email client has been released, raising the version of the client to 3.1.3.

Thunderbird 3.1.3 fixes the following issues that were found in Thunderbird 3.1.2:

  • Several fixes to improve stability and security, see the Security Advisory.
  • Several fixes to improve stability.
  • Several fixes to the user interface.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a very popular desktop email client. Thunderbird email software was recently updated by its developers, Mozilla, to version 3. The update brought many new features and notable changes like better email account integration and configuration options, global search option, etc.

The next version of Thunderbird will be version 3.1 and the first alpha release, codenamed “Lanikai Alpha 1” confirms this. Mozilla has asked interested users to test the new alpha release version of the email client and give their opinion. The developer has also warned anyone from installing the email client in a productive environment as it is an alpha version that can contain bugs and other performance issues.

mozilla_thunderbirdThe Mozilla Thunderbird development team (Mozilla Messaging) has released beta 4 of the upcoming Thunderbird 3 desktop email client. This new version of is available for download at the Mozilla Thunderbird website and are available for all supported operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple Macintosh and languages.

This release comes with many new features and improvements including a new email search feature with advanced filtering options, global search with autocomplete feature, smart folders, tabbed email messages, new add-ons manager (Tools > Add-ons) which can now be used to find, download, and install Thunderbird Add-ons which includes Extensions, Themes, and Plugins, improved address book, better Gmail integration with better recognition and integration of Gmail’s special folders such as Sent and Trash including non-English versions of Gmail and integration into Windows Vista’s search results. For Mac users, Thunderbird 3 beta 4 can import from Mail.app, read your OS X address book, and use Growl for new mail alerts.

mozilla_thunderbirdThe Mozilla Thunderbird development team has released an important update for the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. This upgrade includes one critical security fix that was reported by security researcher Dan Kaminsky. Compromise of SSL-protected communication vulnerability allows an attacker to obtain certificates that would function for any site they would like to target. More detail information about this vulnerability is available here.

Mozilla Thunderbird should automatically download the update upon its next start up. You can also manually update using the Help > Check For Updates function in the email client or visit the Mozilla Thunderbird website to download the update.