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Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0: Open Source Client with Matrix Integration Released

The open-source email client Mozilla Thunderbird now has free integration of communication protocols by default Matrix, a heavily revised address book, a new Account Setup Hub, and many other innovations. Now the focus is mainly on the mobile version based on K-9 Mail. With the release of Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0, a slew of changes 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 used in schools and authorities in Schleswig-Holstein and for the Bundeswehr messenger “BwMessenger”, several modules of the free client for Windows were also developed, macOS and Linux completely revamped. What’s New in Thunderbird 102.0

  • The Room Toolbar
  • Link sample cards
  • Matrix Client Support
  • Redesign message header
  • Hub for new account configuration
  • New address book
  • Import/Export

Via 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 its value to true.

Organize workspaces in “Spaces”.

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

The new “Spaces” toolbar in Mozilla Thunderbird 102.0 (Image: Mozilla) In addition to a revised link preview for emails, called the “Link Preview Card”, which converts a link in an email into a rich link preview that displays the content of the website on a map, Thunderbird 102.0 also has a new “Account Setup Hub” that should make it much easier and faster to set up new user accounts.

The new link preview in Thunderbird 102.0 (Image: Mozilla) The new “Account Setup Hub” in Thunderbird 102.0 (Image: Mozilla) There is also a native implementation of the user account import and export functionality – which no longer needs to be implemented using an add-on – and the redesign of the header of emails. The Mozilla developers have already released some of the mentioned innovations for testing with Thunderbird 99 Beta and Thunderbird 101 on the Daily Channel. Provide more information on the official release notes to Thunderbird 102.0.

Mozilla Thunderbird 103 Beta Released

While the developers want to focus on the Thunderbird mobile client based on K-9 Mail with the release of Thunderbird 102.0, the developments on the desktop client are moving along 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 coming later. The MZLA Technologies Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation responsible.