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An inside look at the making of Mozilla Thunderbird, and community-driven conversations with our friends in the open-source software space.

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An inside look at the making of Mozilla Thunderbird, and community-driven conversations with our friends in the open-source software space.

    ThunderCast #6: Office Hours Q&A

    ThunderCast #6: Office Hours Q&A

    The Thunderbird team has resumed our monthly Community Office Hours sessions, and the most recent was an open forum Q&A that focused largely on K-9 Mail and Thunderbird for Android. We also answered some of your questions about Thunderbird for Desktop, including Exchange support (it's coming)! Here's a lightly edited version of that session for you to listen to.
    If you have questions for us to answer in a future Office Hours sessions, just send an email to officehours@thunderbird.net.
    00:00 Intro02:00 Exchange Support for Android?03:22 Add-ons For Android? 06:30 Upgrade Path From K-9 Mail?12:06 Android: CalDAV and CardDAV?16:11 Mozilla Sync & Thunderbird for Android?22:06 Exchange Support on Desktop?24:35 Proper Threaded & Conversations View?30:55 Full Sender Name Column?33:03 What About Thunderbird Webmail?


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    ThunderCast #5: Remote Work 101

    ThunderCast #5: Remote Work 101

    The Thunderbird team is a remote-first, globally distributed group, so it made perfect sense to devote an episode to Remote Work! Join Heather, Chris, and Jason for some useful tips and tricks to make your daily remote work more enjoyable and more productive. We also include tips from ThunderCast listeners Pedro and Mike, who emailed us at podcast@thunderbird.net. (You can do the same if something's on your mind.)
    Plus: An inside look at the upcoming Thunderbird Send service, some fascinating origin stories, and geeky Raspberry Pi solutions for weather and BBQ.
    Software & Articles We Mentioned:
    Cherrytreedraw.ioSynergyThe Pomodoro TechniqueWorking on Distributed Teams at MozillaContribute To Thunderbird Without Knowing How To Code
    (00:00) - Intro

    (01:05) - Meet Heather

    (02:10) - Heather’s Origin Story

    (04:40) - Your notes can help everyone!

    (06:38) - Meet Chris

    (07:37) - Chris’s Origin Story

    (11:30) - Geeking out

    (20:45) - Thunderbird 115 Updates & Flatpak

    (22:04) - Thunderbird Send explainer

    (31:48) - Remote Work Tips & Tricks

    (51:44) - Community Voice: Tip from Pedro

    (55:53) - Community Voice: Tip from Mike

    (58:32) - Outro


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    ThunderCast #4: Will The Real moz://a Please Stand Up?

    ThunderCast #4: Will The Real moz://a Please Stand Up?

    The Thunderbird team is back from the Mozilla All-Hands event, and we're overwhelmed in the most positive way. In addition to the happy vibes we're all feeling from meeting most of our colleagues in person for the first time, we have a lot of takeaways to share. in this episode Ryan, Jason, and Alex talk about how Mozilla is building AI tools for the good of humanity, and how our perception of AI has changed dramatically. Plus, the problem with the "hey Mozilla, just build a browser" argument. 
    Episode #4 is light on actual Thunderbird talk, and more focused on Mozilla as an organization, the current state of the internet, and the future of AI. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed discussing it! 
    Have a question or comment for us? Just email podcast@thunderbird.net! 
    (00:00) - Intro

    (00:28) - The All-Hands Hangover

    (03:10) - The Thunderbird Team IRL!

    (09:42) - moz://a beyond the products

    (13:36) - Tackling AI & web issues

    (19:24) - The "just build a browser" argument

    (21:46) - Alex changes his mind about AI

    (23:38) - Building AI tools for good

    (33:09) - Fighting for the soul of the internet

    (40:11) - Thunderbird and AI?

    (47:16) - Warm fuzzy feelings

    (52:51) - Outro


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    ThunderCast #3: Behind The Scenes of Supernova

    ThunderCast #3: Behind The Scenes of Supernova

    Hello Thunderbird family, and welcome back to a long-overdue episode of the ThunderCast! Ryan, Alex, and Jason get together to talk about the new features and improvements in Thunderbird 115 "Supernova." But they also share WHY those features were developed, and what's being worked on right now. Plus, Ryan shares some huge news about the future of the Thunderbird Project! It's a casual, unscripted, and informative behind-the-scenes conversation.
    USEFUL LINKS:
    What's New In 115 (Use Micah's awesome slider!)Why We're Rebuilding ThunderbirdThunderbird on MastodonThunderbird on TwitterThunderbird on LinkedIn
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    (00:00) - Intro

    (04:11) - The pulse of our users

    (11:16) - Moving to monthly releases

    (14:24) - Why the name “Supernova?”

    (15:39) - Explaining the new Thunderbird logo

    (23:22) - What’s New in Thunderbird 115?

    (32:09) - Explaining the Unified Toolbar

    (40:08) - Why the new icons matter

    (44:11) - You are my Density

    (53:52) - Jason gushes about the App Menu

    (01:01:01) - Finally! Sortable folder modes

    (01:05:17) - Ryan gushes about Cards view

    (01:08:37) - Championing customization

    (01:10:37) - The infamous mockup

    (01:12:00) - Addressing the address book

    (01:17:03) - Iterating to perfection

    (01:19:32) - Jason’s 2 hats

    (01:24:33) - The ThunderVerse!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    ThunderCast #2: Mozilla's Mike Conley & The Retro Internet Retreat

    ThunderCast #2: Mozilla's Mike Conley & The Retro Internet Retreat

    Welcome back to the ThunderCast, the official podcast of Mozilla Thunderbird! In this episode, we're thrilled to welcome our first special guest: Mike Conley, Principal Software developer at Mozilla. Mike is a software mechanic, musician, livestreamer, and self-described "pre-internet phenomenon" among many other things.
    Creators & Guests

    Jason Evangelho - Host
    Ryan Lee Sipes - Host
    Mike Conley - Guest
    We had a wonderful conversation about the early days of the internet, Mike's early work on Mozilla Messaging, and his current work on Firefox. He also gives us a peek behind the curtain of upcoming Picture-in-Picture features, and some fresh changes to Firefox's migration tools. We also asked Mike about some of the more underrated features of Firefox. Plus, we get the community involved by asking you which Thunderbird features more people should know about.
    Hope you enjoy listening to this one as much as we enjoyed recording it!
    Finally, here are some of the links we mentioned:
    1) uBlock Add-on for Thunderbird:
    https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/thunderbird/addon/ublock-origin/2) The Joy of Coding:
    https://mikeconley.ca/jochttps://www.twitch.tv/mikeconley_dot_caRecordings on YouTube3) Neocities, making the internet fun again
    https://neocities.org4) Follow us on Mastodon: 
    Thunderbird: https://mastodon.online/@thunderbirdMike: https://mastodon.online/@mconley@mozilla.socialRyan: https://mastodon.social/@ryanleesipesJason: https://layer8.space/@killyourfm
    (01:54) - Intro
    (01:55) - Mike's Origin Story
    (13:03) - Fond memories of the early internet
    (21:41) - MIke's work on Firefox (Part 1)
    (23:35) - Firefox features more people should know about
    (31:31) - More people should use Reader Mode
    (36:15) - Thunderbird features more people should know about
    (50:43) - Mike's shoutout to Thunderbird developers
    (57:57) - Mike's work on Firefox (Part 2)
    (01:16:48) - Closing comments


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    ThunderCast #1: Origin Stories

    ThunderCast #1: Origin Stories

    Welcome to the debut episode of the Thunderbird podcast, which we're affectionately calling the ThunderCast! It's an inside look at the making of Thunderbird, alongside community-driven conversations with our friends in the open-source world. We can't wait for you to listen! 
    Here are some of the highlights from Episode 1:
    What to expect on future episodes of ThunderCastWe're hiring!Is Thunderbird still part of Mozilla?Alex starts a band, Ryan is building a keyboard, Jason's island adventures4 years of "invisible work" to prepare for SupernovaThunderbird on Android... and iOS
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