Ultimate List of Thunderbird 3 Tips and Tricks

Now that Thunderbird 3 is finally out, we know that there will be a multitude of blog posts and tips and tricks which will be hard to catch up with. Like always, we spend some time to pick out the best tips and tricks and put up an for your convenience.

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This time around we are proud to present the Ultimate List of Tips and Tricks for Thunderbird 3 users. Have fun, and don’t forget to share it with others.

Like always, this Ultimate List is non-exhaustive, and we will be maintaining it to add more Thunderbird 3 tips and tricks in the future.

Thunderbird 3 Review

Our own review of Thunderbird 3 and a overview of the new features. Check out the Thunderbird 3 Review. Thunderbird 3 Review.

Thunderbird 3 Official Tips and Tricks

Who can ignore tips from the creators? Mozilla has a huge list of tricks line up which will make you more than acquainted with their latest version. Thunderbird Tips.

Thunderbird Keyboard Shortcuts

Another one from the creator’s stable, these shortcuts will definitely help you use Thunderbird on your finger tips. Thunderbird Shortcuts.

Customizing Email Archives in Thunderbird 3

Martin, my friend from Ghacks, writes how you can customize Email Archives in Thunderbird 3. The archiving option is not available out of the box and Martin guides you through it. Customize the Email Archive in Thunderbird 3.

Using Google Wave in Thunderbird 3

A trick which utilizes the tabbed interface in Thunderbird 3 to allow you to access in Thunderbird 3. How to Access Google Wave in Thunderbird 3.

Install Thunderbird 3 in Ubuntu with One Command

Hey, I use Ubuntu because I like the CUI ;-). Well you can install Thunderbird 3 in Ubuntu with 1 command. Install Thunderbird 3 in Ubuntu with 1 command.

Autohide Tab Bar in Thunderbird 3

Don’t we always need to cook something? Tech Recipes cooks this cool tip up just for your pleasure. Learn how to Autohide Tab bar in Thunderbird 3.

Automatically Download Images in Thunderbird 3

Something more is cooking, except that you can’t see it due to the image being blocked. Learn how to disable Image blocks in Thunderbird 3 and download Images automatically. How to download images automatically in Thunderbird 3.

Essential Extensions to Get Started With Thunderbird 3

Like Firefox, Thunderbird has ability to add extensions. Kabatology tells us about some great extensions you can use with Thunderbird 3. 5 Essential Extensions for Thunderbird 3.

Make Thunderbird 3 Your Ultimate Online/Offline Message Hub

Lifehacker has come up with an excellent tutorial to show you how you can use Thunderbird 3 as you Ultimate Online and Offline Message Hub.

Like most of our , this list is incomplete till we fill it up with the best Thunderbird 3 tips and tricks. We will continue to update this post as frequently as we can. Have fun with Thunderbird 3.

Access Google Wave in Thunderbird 3

Thunderbird 3 is out with several exciting features (read Thunderbird 3 review), and people have already begun to discover hidden gems in it. The trick we will tell you, allows you to access in Thunderbird 3.

Follow the tips given below to access Google Wave in Thunderbird 3.

Step 1: In Thunderbird, open the Error Console by choosing it from Tools > Error Console.

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Step 2: Paste the text given below into the Code textbox and click on the Evaluatebutton.

Components.classes['@mozilla.org/appshell/window-mediator;1'].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIWindowMediator).getMostRecentWindow("mail:3pane").document.getElementById("tabmail").openTab("contentTab", {contentPage: "https://wave.google.com/wave/?nouacheck"});

Step 3: Once you click on the Evaluate button, you should see some messages in the error console, you can safely ignore them. However, when you open Thunderbird, you will see a new tab opened, which is loaded with the Google Wave website.

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The tab will always remain open till you close it yourself, even if you close the Thunderbird application. If you close it by accident, follow the tricks listed above to get it back.

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Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Review

thunderbird-icon Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox and other open source programs, just released version 3.0 of the Thunderbird email client.

They’ve packed quite a few changes into the new version, such as a tabbed interface, a new search tool and a streamlined setup for Gmail and other online mail services.

I’m a long time Gmail user, so switching to a PC client to read my mail instead of viewing it through a web browser is still feeling strange to me. However, the setup process was as simple as providing my login and password. Within 2 or 3 minutes, I was sending and receiving mail with no problems.

The T-bird main interface isn’t anything exciting to look at, and looks like most other email clients at first. However, there are lots of themes available to make it look just how you like it.

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The new search interface is almost unbelievable. It’s very fast and it can find anything you’ve ever written once all of your mail is indexed.

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The tabs in Thunderbird are a big improvement for those who need to multitask. Opening an email in a tab is as simple as double clicking and right-clicking on a message opens it in a tab in the background. T-bird will also remember what you had open in the tabs when you close the program. The next time you return, the previous mail and searches will still be displayed.

Another thing many people will like is that you’ll be able to use Thunderbird on all of your computers, whether you use Windows, Mac or Linux.

If you enjoy creating nice looking emails, Thunderbird has a good many features to help, fonts of all kinds and tools to insert images, tables, links and HTML code.

The biggest plus in my estimation, is the addon support. There are lots of cool addons for Thunderbird, similar to the addons for Firefox. The first addon that I used allowed me to synchronize my Gmail contacts with T-bird. That certainly saved me time and effort.

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The download for Windows is less than 9mb and it installs easily with very few steps.

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Techie-Buzz Verdict:

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Mozilla has made several excellent improvements with this version. In many cases, they’ve got a real shot at leaving the other email clients far behind in popularity. If you need an email client, Thunderbird is a winner for many reasons.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

Thunderbird 3 RC1 Release: Due Next Week

Thunderbird 3 is scheduled to come out of beta next week. Mozilla Messaging has decided to release Thunderbird 3 Release Candidate on Monday next week. This release will mark the end of the beta version and the beginning of Release Candidate of Thunderbird 3. The last release of Thunderbird, was Thunderbird 3, beta 4.

[ For those who do not know, Thunderbird is a e-mail client from Mozilla. Like Firefox, it is free, open source and powered by Firefox. ]

Thunderbird has not been able to succeed in its sphere as much as Mozilla did in the browser market. The new Thunderbird will feature one of the features behind the popularity of Firefox. Thunderbird 3 RC1 will bring add-ons to the client. Initially, add-ons could be written for Thunderbird 2 as well, but this time, Mozilla Messaging promises a better integration. Some new features on offer are:

  • An important add-on that Mozilla Messaging has plans of developing, is one which will check a twitter user and tell you if you can follow that user back, if he/she is following you.
  • An add-on, seemingly is built-in to display calendars from Google and Yahoo calenders. This calendar will be rendered using the built-in Firefox engine, given that Thunderbird is Firefox based.
  • The new version will also feature a new add-on named Lightening, which can be used to provide a calendar and also integrate with web-based calendars from Google and others for creating, managing and accepting event invitations, marking to-do jobs etc.
  • Thunderbird 3 will feature inline search, which will look through the contents of a mail page to search for the query string or keywords and not just the title and tags. Search within folders has also improved. The search result can be filtered with time and place of occurrence of the search result like title, in-text or in tags.
  • The mail can be archived and removed from Inbox like in Gmail.
  • A new tabbed interface.

This list is only an overview. I will be able to provide more information once the RC is available on Monday. This marks the beginning of a new range of developers- Thunderbird add-on developers. The new features sure sound promising and will help increase Thunderbird’s appeal to more users.

Del.icio.us for IE, Flock Beta 1.2 with Digg Support and Thunderbird 3.0 alpha codename Shredder

Well its been quite a busy day and there were many interesting new things released today, here is the roundup of all the popular software news and releases that happened today.

Yahoo released a new version of the add-on Del.icio.us for Internet Explorer

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The new add-on brings on the same experience which Firefox users with the Del.icio.us extension to Internet Explorer.

New Features for Del.icio.us Internet add-on includes;

  • Near instantaneous searching with very large accounts (over 10K bookmarks)
  • Full del.icio.us sidebar and toolbar implementation with bookmark sync and typedown search
  • Toolbar indicators for new network activity and links for you
  • Works on IE6, IE7, and IE8 beta on both XP and Vista

Download Del.icio.us add-on for Internet Explorer.

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