Thunderbird has slowed down its development but still has a dedicated pool of users. If you’re still running its excellent email client but are concerned about privacy, the anonymous browsing client Tor has released a tool to protect your email called TorBirdy.
If you use Gmail you’re already familiar with the personal level indicators where a small arrow indicates whether an email was sent to just you, or a group of people. Personal Level Indicators is a small add-on for Thunderbird that adds the same feature to your desktop email client.
Just as they’ve recently updated Firefox to Firefox 8, the Mozilla team released today an update to their email client, Thunderbird. The major new feature in Thunderbird 8 is its blocking of automatic add-on installations from third parties.