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Mozilla Thunderbird’s New Outlook on E-Mail

Tagging has taken off in the Web 2.0 world as a way to organize and find items of interest. And for the most part they’ve existed only in the browser view of the Web. In the upcoming Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 release, tags will move to the e-mail world, too. The new feature could well serve to further Mozilla’s e-mail efforts as it strives to achieve the same success with e-mail as it has with Web browsers.

“The most requested feature we had come into the release was message tags,” Scott MacGregor, Mozilla’s lead developer on the Thunderbird project, told internetnews.com. “We’ve seen tags take off in the Web world with people tagging images on Flickr and posts in blogs, and users want that same parallel in e-mail.”

Mozilla’s Thunderbird 2.0 enables users to create any number of tags and to apply any number of tags to an e-mail message. Developers have also added a history navigation feature, including the back and forward buttons, which MacGregor said he borrowed from the browser side of Mozilla.

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Mozilla, Thunderbird, Email, Web 2.0, Tag, Tags, Tagging, Software

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