Mozilla Thunderbird is Being Revamped Soon With New UI and Better Gmail Support


Mozilla is working towards making some major changes to its Thunderbird desktop email client that includes a facelift to the User Interface (UI) and better assistance for Gmail.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a complimentary and open-source cross-platform e-mail client, news client, RSS and chat client established by the Mozilla Foundation. The project technique was modelled after that of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It is installed by default on Ubuntu desktop systems.

According to the business, the approaching updates in 2019 would be possible due to Thunderbird’s growing staff, which currently include 8 employees with as many as 6 more en route.

“At the beginning of this year we are going to be including as lots of as six brand-new members to our team. Most of these people, with the exception of this author, are engineers who will be focused on making Thunderbird more steady, faster, and much easier to utilize,” Ryan Sipes, Community Manager, Mozilla Thunderbird composed in a blog post late on Wednesday.

“We are looking at resolving Gmail label assistance and making sure that other functions specific to the Gmail experience equate well into Thunderbird.

“We are looking at improving notifications in Thunderbird, by much better integrating with each operating system’s integrated notification system. By working on this function, Thunderbird will feel more ‘native’ on each desktop and will make handling alerts from the app easier,” Sipes included.

Mozilla decided to decouple Thunderbird’s technical facilities from Firefox’s and look for other organisations that would like to purchase it in 2015, according to TechCrunch.

However, Mozilla decided to keep Thunderbird in-house and not move it to another organisation and continue to support the project which offered the latter some much-needed stability.

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