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Mozilla Thunderbird Opensource email client getting a new look

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Mozilla Thunderbird Opensource email client getting a new look

Mozilla is breathing new life into Thunderbird, its desktop email client that many users may think is no longer being actively developed.

Thunderbird will be getting some much needed attention in the coming year, with the Mozilla-backed project planning to hire six new developers — bringing the project’s employed headcount to 14 — who will work to make the email client more stable, faster, and easier to use.

According to Thunderbird community manager Ryan Sipes, the team will be working this year to improve Thunderbird’s user interface (UI) and user experience, with better Gmail support and native notifications for Windows, Mac and Linux — the three operating systems Thunderbird supports for its 25 million users.

To address Thunderbird’s sluggish UI, Sipes said developers will be “looking into leveraging new, faster technologies in rewriting parts of Thunderbird as well as working toward a multi-process

January 8th, 2019|