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==Introductory help== ==Introductory help==
-* [http://mozilla.gunnars.net/thunderbird_mail_setup.html Managing Thunderbird mail accounts] at gunnars.net+* [http://en.flossmanuals.net/Thunderbird Thunderbird 3.1 FLOSS manual], most current, unofficial manual
-* [http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/mozillaThunderbird2/ Thunderbird 2 Tutorial at FreeMailTutorials]+* [http://mozilla.gunnars.net/thunderbird_mail_setup.html Managing Thunderbird mail accounts] at gunnars.net (2.0 and earlier)
-* [http://opensourcearticles.com/articles/thunderbird_15/english/part_01 Nidelven IT's step-by-step tutorial]+
==Support== ==Support==
* [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=39 MozillaZine Thunderbird support forum] * [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=39 MozillaZine Thunderbird support forum]
-* Mozilla Messaging at [http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging GetSatisfaction] (official support channel)+* [https://support.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird SUMO] (Official Mozilla support/KB articles for Thunderbird)
-* [http://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/Article+list Thunderbird Help & Tutorials] at Mozilla Messaging+
* [news://news.mozilla.org/mozilla.support.thunderbird Thunderbird support newsgroup] or [http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.support.thunderbird/topics via google, Thunderbird support newsgroup] * [news://news.mozilla.org/mozilla.support.thunderbird Thunderbird support newsgroup] or [http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.support.thunderbird/topics via google, Thunderbird support newsgroup]
-* [http://portableapps.com/support/thunderbird_portable Thunderbird Portable (USB flash drive based) support forum]+* [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird]
 +* [http://portableapps.com/support/thunderbird_portable Thunderbird Portable support forum] (USB flash drive based version of Thunderbird)
 +* [https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/thunderbird Thunderbird category on Discourse]
 +* [https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/thunderbird Questions on SuperUser tagged Thunderbird] (not a dedicated forum, but useful).
 +* [https://www.reddit.com/r/Thunderbird/ r/Thunderbird on reddit] (limited usefulness due to low traffic)
==Non-English forums== ==Non-English forums==
- 
* [http://forum.mozilla.cz/ Mozilla.cz fórum (Czech)] * [http://forum.mozilla.cz/ Mozilla.cz fórum (Czech)]
* [http://www.mozbrowser.nl/forum/viewforum.php?f=3 MozBrowser nl-be (Dutch)] * [http://www.mozbrowser.nl/forum/viewforum.php?f=3 MozBrowser nl-be (Dutch)]
-* [http://www.geckozone.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=4 GeckoZone (French)]+* [http://forums.mozfr.org/viewforum.php?f=4 GeckoZone (French)]
* [http://www.thunderbird-mail.de/forum/ Thunderbird Mail DE (German)] * [http://www.thunderbird-mail.de/forum/ Thunderbird Mail DE (German)]
* [http://mozilla.org.il/ Mozilla.org.il חדשות (Hebrew)] * [http://mozilla.org.il/ Mozilla.org.il חדשות (Hebrew)]
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* [http://forum.mozilla-russia.org/viewforum.php?id=7 Mozilla Россия (Russian)] * [http://forum.mozilla-russia.org/viewforum.php?id=7 Mozilla Россия (Russian)]
* [http://www.mozillaes.org/foros/viewforum.php?f=8 MozillaES (Spanish)] * [http://www.mozillaes.org/foros/viewforum.php?f=8 MozillaES (Spanish)]
-* [http://forum.mozillazine-tr.org/viewforum.php?f=3 MozillaZine (Turkish)]+ 
-* [http://mozilla-forum.org.ua/index.php Український форум Mozilla (Ukrainian)]+==Add-on Guides and github based repositories==
 +* [https://github.com/thundernest Thundernest] is the repository for the MailExtension Documentation, WebExtension Experiments, server side issues etc.
 +* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/ Mozilla Developer Network]
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Add-ons_Guide_57 Add-ons guide for version 57 - 60]
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Add-ons_Guide_63 Add-ons guide for version 63]
 +* [https://developer.thunderbird.net/add-ons/upgrading-add-ons-for-tb68 Upgrading add-ons for 68]
 +* [https://dxr.mozilla.org/thunderbird/source/ Thunderbird cross-reference] (search source code)
 +* [https://thunderbird-webextensions.readthedocs.io/en/latest/legacy.html Legacy API + WebExtensions API]
 +* [https://github.com/thundernest/developer-docs thundernest/developer-docs]
 + 
 +==Official blogs==
 +* [https://planet.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ Planet Thunderbird]
 +* [http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/ Mozilla Add-ons blog]
 +* [https://blog.mozilla.org/thunderbird/category/news/ Mozilla Thunderbird Blog]
==Other== ==Other==
-* [http://ilias.ca/ A collection of Mozilla links]+* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/CommunicationChannels A list of Thunderbird communication channels]
* [http://www.babelzilla.org/ BabelZilla] (localization support forum for add-ons) * [http://www.babelzilla.org/ BabelZilla] (localization support forum for add-ons)
* [http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/calendar/ Calendar weblog] (Lightning) * [http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/calendar/ Calendar weblog] (Lightning)
-* [http://ascher.ca/blog/ David Ascher blog] (CEO of Mozilla Messaging) 
-* [http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/dmose/ Dmose blog] (Thunderbird tech lead) 
-* [http://blogs.mozillamessaging.com/docs/category/thunderbird/extension-docs/ Documenting Mozilla Messaging projects blog] 
* [http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/ Known vulnerabilities in Mozilla products] * [http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/ Known vulnerabilities in Mozilla products]
-* [http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/ Mozilla Add-ons blog]+* [http://www.rumblingedge.com/ Rumbling Edge] It is currently inactive but used to be the best way to track what got fixed.
* [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ Mozilla Bugzilla] (bug reports) * [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ Mozilla Bugzilla] (bug reports)
-* [http://developer.mozilla.org/ Mozilla Developer Center] (now called the Mozilla Developer Network) 
* [http://www-archive.mozilla.org/download.html Mozilla Downloads] is an archive of old projects such as the Grendel mail client and the [http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6027-10/asdka.htm Netscape Messaging Access SDK] which use earlier versions of the mail/news code used by Thunderbird. * [http://www-archive.mozilla.org/download.html Mozilla Downloads] is an archive of old projects such as the Grendel mail client and the [http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6027-10/asdka.htm Netscape Messaging Access SDK] which use earlier versions of the mail/news code used by Thunderbird.
-* [http://mozillalabs.com/messaging Mozilla Labs - Messaging Add-ons] (add-ons that will eventually be merged into Thunderbird)+* [http://james-ross.co.uk/mozilla/misc/nserror Mozilla Error Lookup]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Home_Page Mozilla Localization] (L10n) * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Home_Page Mozilla Localization] (L10n)
-* [http://planet.mozillamessaging.com/ Planet Mozilla Messaging] (blog aggregator)+* [https://support.postbox-inc.com/hc/en-us/sections/200422170-Knowledge-Base-Help-Articles Postbox knowledge base]. Postbox has a different GUI and features but has enough in common (since its based on Thunderbird) that some of the articles might be useful.
-* [http://blogs.mozillamessaging.com/roland/ Roland Tanglao blog] (Mozilla Messaging support lead)+* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/tb-enterprise tb-enterprise] is a mailing list for administrators of large enterprises.
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Infrastructure Mozilla Messaging/Thunderbird infrastructure] +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Enterprise Thunderbird Enterprise] information for administrators of large enterprises.
-* [http://postbox.zendesk.com/forums/79493/entries Postbox knowledge base]. Postbox has a different GUI and features but has enough in common (since its based on Thunderbird) that some of the articles might be useful.+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/tb-enterprise tb-enterprise] is a mailing list to discuss issues about deploying and configuring Thunderbird in enterprise environments.+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Enterprise Thunderbird Enterprise] wiki+
* [http://ilias.ca/SeamonkeyvsFirefox The Differences between SeaMonkey and Firefox/Thunderbird] * [http://ilias.ca/SeamonkeyvsFirefox The Differences between SeaMonkey and Firefox/Thunderbird]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird Thunderbird page in Mozilla Wiki] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird Thunderbird page in Mozilla Wiki]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Backend_Hacking_Guide_For_Newbies Thunderbird:Backend Hacking Guide For Newbies] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Backend_Hacking_Guide_For_Newbies Thunderbird:Backend Hacking Guide For Newbies]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Thunderbird Wikipedia article on Thunderbird] * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Thunderbird Wikipedia article on Thunderbird]
-* [http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-1.9.1/ Thunderbird cross-reference] (search source code) 
==Build status== ==Build status==
-* [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=388559 An explanation about versions and builds for testing...]+Thunderbird is a volunteer project involving many moving parts, people and issues, so it does not have a fixed, dated release schedule. Releases occur at some point after Firefox releases, on a best effort basis. When you see it mentioned in release notes and in automatic update then you can be reasonably certain it is officially released - other sources of information generally cannot be trusted to be accurate.
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Releases Releases] (MozillaWiki page for for tracking in-progress releases) * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Releases Releases] (MozillaWiki page for for tracking in-progress releases)
-* [http://www.rumblingedge.com/ The Rumbling Edge]: Weekly developments in Mozilla Thunderbird builds+* [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2033027 An explanation about versions and builds for testing...]
-* [http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/Thunderbird3.0/ Tinderbox for comm-1.9.1 tree] (Thunderbird 3.0) +
-* [http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/Thunderbird3.1/ Tinderbox for comm-1.9.2 tree] (Thunderbird 3.1) +
-* [http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/ Tinderbox for comm-central tree] (Thunderbird 3.next)+
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Infrastructure Thunderbird infrastructure]. * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Infrastructure Thunderbird infrastructure].
-* [http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/ThunderbirdTry/ Tinderbox for try server] (Thunderbird try) 
* [http://hg.mozilla.org/try-comm-central/pushloghtml Pushlog for try server] (current test) * [http://hg.mozilla.org/try-comm-central/pushloghtml Pushlog for try server] (current test)
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Viewing_and_searching_Mozilla_source_code_online Viewing and searching Mozilla source code online] * [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Viewing_and_searching_Mozilla_source_code_online Viewing and searching Mozilla source code online]
-==Development Plans==+==Status==
-* [http://benjamin.smedbergs.us/weekly-updates.fcgi/project/thunderbird Thunderbird Status]+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Thunderbird_Post_3.1_BackendPlans 3.1 back end plans]+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Feature_Work Features expected to work on in next few months]+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Experiments Experimental feature-development add-ons]+
-* [https://mozillalabs.uservoice.com/forums/68185-messaging-add-ons Feedback & Ideas for Messaging Add-ons] (Mozilla Labs)+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Dmose/Tb_Product_Notes Long term vision/goals]+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Backend/libxul Moving to libxul]+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Standard8 Standard8's (aka Mark Banner) MozillaWiki page] It typically has "thoughts in progress" sections on changes being considered.+
-* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/tb-planning tb-planning] is a moderated mailing list to "offer an easy, transparent venue for getting constructive, Thunderbird-related work done".+
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird Thunderbird project page] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird Thunderbird project page]
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Thunderbird Features being evaluated or worked on] (seems obsolete, but provides a useful history)
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Releases/ Mozilla releases]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/StatusMeetings Thunderbird status meetings] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/StatusMeetings Thunderbird status meetings]
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 +==Development Plans==
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Home_Page Mail/News] (used by both Thunderbird and SeaMonkey)
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/tb-planning Tb-planning] is a moderated mailing list to "offer an easy, transparent venue for getting constructive, Thunderbird-related work done".
 +* [http://lists.thunderbird.net/mailman/listinfo/maildev_lists.thunderbird.net Maildev] is a moderated mailing list for Thunderbird Engineering Council plans
 +* [https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/thunderbird59support-issues TB59 support issues]
 +* [http://lists.thunderbird.net/pipermail/maildev_lists.thunderbird.net/2018-October/001317.html Near term focus (2019)]
 +* [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/tb-planning/ZU1iEZiZ5cw Are most of the existing add-ons being sacrificed due to adding support for WebExtension?]
 +* [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1396172 Meta - Add support for WebExtensions]
 +* [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1414398 Deal with the fallout of bug 1413413 (see below)]
 +* [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1413413 Remove support for extensions having their own prefs file]
 +* [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1413432 Remove support for non-bootstrapped extensions]
==Specifications== ==Specifications==
 +
 +Most of these specifications were written for Thunderbird 3.x or earlier.
 +
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Standard8/Thunderbird_Autocomplete AutoComplete] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Standard8/Thunderbird_Autocomplete AutoComplete]
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird/Autoconfiguration_in_Thunderbird AutoConfiguration ] * [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird/Autoconfiguration_in_Thunderbird AutoConfiguration ]
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* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird/gloda Gloda] * [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird/gloda Gloda]
* [http://www.bucksch.org/1/projects/mozilla/108153/ HTML Sanitizer] * [http://www.bucksch.org/1/projects/mozilla/108153/ HTML Sanitizer]
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Weave/Identity/Account_Manager/Spec/Latest HTTP extensions for Account Management and Session Identification]
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird/LDAP_Support LDAP support] * [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird/LDAP_Support LDAP support]
* [http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/ Mail UE Specs] * [http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/ Mail UE Specs]
* [http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/ Mail/News Engineering page] * [http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/ Mail/News Engineering page]
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Related_Standards Mail/News Related Standards]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Message_Reader Message Reader] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Message_Reader Message Reader]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Message_Threading Message Threading] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Message_Threading Message Threading]
 +* [http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/index.html Network Security Services (NSS)]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/NSS_Shared_DB NSS shared database] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/NSS_Shared_DB NSS shared database]
* [http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/ref/ssl/sslerr.html SSL error codes] * [http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/ref/ssl/sslerr.html SSL error codes]
* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Pluggable_Mail_Stores Pluggable mail stores] * [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Pluggable_Mail_Stores Pluggable mail stores]
 +* [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Maildir Maildir]
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Thunderbird_3_for_developers Thunderbird 3 for developers] * [https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Thunderbird_3_for_developers Thunderbird 3 for developers]
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird_3.1_for_developers Thunderbird 3.1 for developers] * [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird_3.1_for_developers Thunderbird 3.1 for developers]

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Introductory help

Support

Non-English forums

Add-on Guides and github based repositories

Official blogs

Other

Build status

Thunderbird is a volunteer project involving many moving parts, people and issues, so it does not have a fixed, dated release schedule. Releases occur at some point after Firefox releases, on a best effort basis. When you see it mentioned in release notes and in automatic update then you can be reasonably certain it is officially released - other sources of information generally cannot be trusted to be accurate.

Status

Development Plans

Specifications

Most of these specifications were written for Thunderbird 3.x or earlier.

https://developer.mozilla.org/Special:Tags?tag=Thunderbird lists all of the pages tagged with Thunderbird on the MDC web site