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Thunderbird 1.5 Gets Ready to Fly

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First Look: Version 1.5 of the Mozilla Foundation's e-mail client brings with it a useful set of new features, without the annoying bugs of the earlier version.

The first version of the Mozilla Foundation's Thunderbird was a serviceable e-mail client; the latest version may be a great one.

At first, Thunderbird Version 1.0 made a good impression. On a longer acquaintance, however, problems such as poor search functionality and memory leaks tarnished its reputation.

Now, with Thunderbird 1.5 Release Candidate Two in hand, the program stands poised to regain its good name and far, far more.

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