OPEN SOURCE OUTFIT Mozilla has upgraded its Thunderbird email client.
The update was released last night and raises the version of the email program to 3.1.4. There appear to be four main fixes, including one for a bug that was earlier repaired in the Firefox web browser.
Several crash related bugs have been fixed, including one that caused a crash when new mail arrived and the user clicked on either the system tray icon or the new mail notification information. This release of the software is supposed to be more stable.
Those who run a version of Thunderbird 3.1 distributed by Mozzarella itself should get update notifications in the next few hours. We got one last night.
Linux users who run a version of Thunderbird put out by their Linux distribution might not see the update for days or even weeks.
Those who do not want to wait can either check for updates manually by clicking on Help > Check for Updates, or by visiting the Mozilla Messaging website. µ
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