Thunderbird, oft-overlooked email client and Mozilla project, will see a "near-final" release candidate of its third version debut on the web next week, according to Mozilla.
We took a look at Thunderbird 3's rough first alpha, but a lot of work has progressed since then. Account-wide searching with lots of parameters, automatic mail-server setup, built-in web calendar access, and a buffed-up Lightning appointment manager are due to be included. Are you a Thunderbird fan, or a devoted webmail user looking for an offline backup? Tell us what Thunderbird 3 should be in the comments. [CNET News]