Portable Thunderbird Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 1, 2006 - 12:28pm

Thunderbird logoPortable Thunderbird has been released. Portable Thunderbird is the popular Mozilla Thunderbird email client packaged with a PortableApps Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your email, address book and account settings with you. It's also available packaged with GPG and Enigmail pre-configured if you wish to encrypt and sign your email. New in this version is:

  • Update to Thunderbird
  • New self-extracting package download (only 5.9MB)
  • New App/Data internal directories for easy backups
  • Improved GPG/Enigmail support
  • Fix for default mail client check
  • New localization instructions so you can use PTB in your own language

Get it from the Portable Thunderbird homepage at PortableApps.com.

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Pre-configured to encrypt!


Thanks for another great release John!

John T. Haller's picture

They're preconfigured, but not enabled by default. You need to create a key to do it. Enigmail does a pretty good job of walking your through the process.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

What can I say for the moment?

Just a big big thank you ...

I know now what I will do tomorrow evening ...

Woo hoo! New T-Bird! Thank you so very much.

I do have one question. Being slightly obsessive, I went through my old PTB (1.5 RC1) folder and found two files outside the Profile folder that were updated recently. They are compreg.dat and xpti.dat, residing in the thunderbird\components folder. (I notice that files with the same names show up in the profile folder too...duplicates?)

Should I copy these over to the new install's app\thunderbird\components folder? Delete them? Do something else?

P.S. Also, to double-check: am I supposed to replace all contents of the new data\profile folder with everything that was in my old profile folder, or do something more subtle?

P.P.S. Okay, now that we've got a completely up-to-date Portable Thunderbird...when can we expect to see Portable Mad Dog 20/20?

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Glad you like it Smiling

Please post any support questions in the forums, not as comments on a news story. That makes it easier for folks to find questions and answers later on.

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I updated without any problems just by replacing new installation's profile directory with my original profile. Great work, John.

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since last ptb 1.5 the spam filter wasnt working at all. was that bug in this release corrected ?

John T. Haller's picture

once again, all support questions are handled in the forums. not in news stories.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

32498tlsda? what ? now ? when . .wha ? ! ,.. Smiling Smiling
checking for new release of TB has become part of my daily routine in past 2 - 3 months (i never installed tb RC, since new release was always in the air - just a few days and.. Eye
... so now i feel a bit lost. what will now be the first thing i check in the morning... ohh.. my life has no meaning anymore ...

Smiling thnx

LOL! I know how you feel. I laughed out loud in class and everyone is staring. Heheheheh. Suckers.

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