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Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0: Open-Source-Client mit Matrix-Integration erschienen

Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0: Open Source Client Released with Matrix Integration

Image: Mozilla/MZLA Technologies Corporation

Open source Mozilla Thunderbird email client now has free communication protocol integration by default matrix, a heavily revised address book, a new account setup center, and many other innovations. Now the main focus is on the mobile version based on K-9 Mail.

With the release of Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0, a wide range of modifications will be made to the popular open source email client, including the following innovations in detail.

Thunderbird 102.0 with Matrix integration

In addition to the integration of the Matrix protocol, which is considered particularly secure and for this reason is also used in schools and authorities in Schleswig-Holstein and for the Bundeswehr messenger “BwMessenger”, several modules of the free client for Windows also completely revamped macOS and Linux were developed.

What’s New in Thunderbird 102.0
  • space toolbar
  • Link preview cards
  • Matrix Customer Service
  • Message header redesign
  • New Account Setup Center
  • new address book
  • Import and export

Up about:config → chat.prpls.prpl-matrix.disable the matrix protocol, which is still classified as a beta feature, can also be disabled if desired by setting the corresponding value in true It is established.

Organize workspaces into “Spaces”.

The new “Spaces” toolbar is intended to make it easier to organize and switch between workspaces and modules, such as the new address book, inbox and outbox, chat, calendar and tasks, and to facilitate user access.

The new Spaces toolbar in Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0
The new “Spaces” toolbar in Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0 (Image: Mozilla)

In addition to a revised link preview for emails, the so-called “Link Preview Card”, which can turn a link within an email into a rich link preview, in which the content of the website is displays on a card Thunderbird 102.0 also has a new “Account Setup Center”, which should make it much easier and faster to set up new user accounts.

The preview of the new link in Thunderbird 102.0
The preview of the new link in Thunderbird 102.0 (Image: Mozilla)
The new
The new “Account Settings Center” in Thunderbird 102.0 (Image: Mozilla)

In addition, there is a native implementation of the user account import and export feature, which no longer has to be implemented via a plugin, and the redesign of the email header. Mozilla developers have already released some of the above innovations for testing with Thunderbird 99 Beta and Thunderbird 101 on the Daily Channel.

Provide more information the official release notes to Thunderbird 102.0.

Mozilla Thunderbird 103 Beta Released

While developers want to focus on the mobile Thunderbird client based on K-9 Mail with the release of Thunderbird 102.0, developments on the desktop client are going with Thunderbird 103.0 Beta (release notes) already in the next round.

The next software release is planned for Android-based mobile devices, with an iOS version to follow later. MZLA Technologies Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundationresponsible.

Download at Computer Base

As usual, Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0 and Thunderbird 103.0 Beta 1 can be downloaded directly below this post from the ComputerBase download area.

The “9to5Linux” YouTube channel provides first impressions of Thunderbird 102.0.


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