Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition Revision 2 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on December 31, 2008 - 4:06pm

Thunderbird logoMozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition Revision 2 has been released in English, Italian, German, French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. It's the popular Mozilla Thunderbird email client bundled with a launcher as a portable app. This release updates Mozilla Thunderbird to and has an improved launcher and installer which now correctly handle mimtype associations and remove invalid settings. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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Note: The original installer contained a debug message that could confuse some users. This was removed and the release was reposted as Revision 2.


portable_thunderbird_small.pngMozilla Thunderbird is the safe, fast email client that's easy to use. It has lots of great features including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support and more. Plus, the portable version leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your email and adress book with you wherever you go. Learn more about Mozilla Thunderbird...

New In This Release

The included Thunderbird has been updated to (release notes). The launcher has been updated to properly handle custom file associations in the mimetypes.rdf. The installer will remove large/corrupt mimetypes.rdf files.

GPG 1.4.9

GPG, in conjunction with the Enigmail extension, allows you to sign and encrypt your email. Learn more about GPG and Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition. Installer / Format

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all your email and settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition homepage. You can get the German release from the German homepage and the French, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese releases from the Localization page. Get it today!

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