Thunderbird 2.0 E-Mail Client Goes Gold

Mozilla has just released a new major upgrade to its popular stand-alone e-mail client, Thunderbird. (

Mozilla today released the final version of Thunderbird 2, the next generation of the organizations open-source e-mail client.

Key new features include message tagging, message history, and a new function to search for content within messages, among numerous other enhancements.

The major new features, according to a Mozilla spokesperson, are:

  • Message tagging—users can organize e-mails by assigning tags like "From Mom" or "Weekend Projects" to easily track and search for information; users can choose from default tags—such as Important, Personal, To-Do, Later, and Work—or create their own custom tags; users can also add as many tags as they want to a message

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