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This is how Mozilla Thunderbird is making a comeback in 2022

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Thunderbird has been around since 2003, but has stalled in recent years due to declining interest from Mozilla and limited funding. However, the project is now making a comeback, and Thunderbird might be worth a try.

Thunderbird is a cross-platform desktop email application, similar to Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail, with excellent support for accounts like Gmail, Outlook/Hotmail, and Yahoo Mail. It also has a built-in calendar and address book, which can also be synchronized with cloud services (like Google Calendar), and the app has limited support for live messaging.

The Thunderbird team revealed its plans for version 102 in a blog post earlier this month, with the update expected to arrive in late June 2022. The address book will have a revamped design, with related information divided into cards for easy reading. Thunderbird is also working on a new (optional) ‘Spaces Toolbar’, which acts as a tab bar for all of the application’s features, similar to Outlook on the web. The account setup process and import/export wizard are also being revamped, and there is initial support for Matrix messaging directly in Thunderbird.

Spaces toolbar (far left) thunder bird

Thunderbird developers have also been fielding questions and feature requests, though many of the planned enhancements won’t appear for many months. Color coding for emails