Thunderbird, the popular email client from Mozilla reached the 3rd version, codenamed Shredder. This new version comes with major improvements and significant features are spotted at the horizon. The Mozilla team will try to revamp this messaging client and by looking at the current alpha change log, it’s pretty impressive.
Probably the most important changed in this Alpha build are performance related, but usability and platform wise improvements were not neglected. The interface also suffered several changes, with new buttons, icons and message controls. By looking at those modifications, we can have a general idea where Mozilla is heading with Thunderbird and I personally like its new orientation.
Mozilla clearly plans to make Thunderbird a very viable and good mailing software, improving it in all aspects. Thunderbird 3 also includes Gecko 1.9, Mozilla’s rendering engine used for Firefox 3.
You can download Thunderbird 3 Alpha release from mozillamessaging.com