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An updated version of the open source email client Thunderbird was released today.

The Mozilla Foundation said Thunderbird 2 would improve users' email experience. It claims better security and spam filtering and improved phishing filters and search.

Mozilla's Firefox browser and Thunderbird client have both won a lot of fans since release.

The software lets you tag emails - either using the tags provided or by creating your own. It also includes message history - you flick back to previous messages like you do with a web browser.

Mozilla also bigs up the benefits of the open source development model.

See the press release here, or you can download it from getthunderbird.com. ®

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