Several communication channels are used in the Thunderbird project, including newsgroups, forums and mailing lists.
How to subscribe
Newsgroups are accessible through a newsgroup client (Thunderbird handles newsgroups). Mozilla newsgroups are also available as google groups, or as a mailing list - Forums list.
If you're a user
- Visit The Thunderbird blog to check for major announcements
- Get help from the community by visiting Thunderbird support. Volunteers read this forum and help as best as they can.
- If English is not your preferred language, please check find unofficial support in the language you need in Support based on language.
- Unofficial support newsgroup for Thunderbird. Not monitored by Thunderbird but maintained by volunteers. mozilla.support.thunderbird ("mst" newsgroup)
- Help the community: Want to help support Thunderbird users? Then jump into SUMO and help a user!
Support Knowledge Bases and Manuals
- Find articles in our official Thunderbird Knowledge Base, a volunteer-driven "knowledge base" where you can find quality articles about various Thunderbird topics.
- MozillaZine: a community-maintained Knowledge Base with excellent articles about possibly more specific and/or technical topics.
- See the Floss manual for Thunderbird
YOU can help by getting involved
- Twitter You might want to follow these people: Standard8, lhirlimann, bwinton, rtanglao
- Please join us on our Facebook page.
If you're an organization
Please visit TB-enterprise to find information related to enterprises and organizations.
- tb-enterprise mailing list answers questions for people who want to deploy Thunderbird in a business environment.
If you're interested in the project
You can contribute
- tb-planning A low-volume, high signal-to-noise-ratio mailing-list that's devoted to high-level Thunderbird topics.
- tb-support-crew helps the people who help the users - a mailing list on hot support links (e.g. support threads, websites and knowledge bases) and "meta" issues related to helping support Thunderbird users in SUMO, MozillaZine, GeckoZone and wherever else online folks are supporting Thunderbird users. Subscribe or unsubscribe at https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/tb-support-crew
Mozilla and Thunderbird projects blogs
If you want to know more about the product currently under development
- Mozilla Wiki This includes various general information about the Thunderbird project.
- Thunderbird/StatusMeetings have meeting status reports about how various projects are moving.
- The minutes of these are also reproduced to the Mozilla Meetings blog
If you're a tester / want to help
- If you're interested in providing support
- If you're willing to participate in testing events, the thunderbird-testers mailing list is for you.
- Thunderbird:Testing contains a tremendous amount of information, and should help you getting started if you want to help with quality assurance / testing.
- The MozillaZine Thunderbird Builds forum is a unofficial test community for nightly builds.
- Talking to us here is a very good way to start even if we are slow to answer.
If you're a developer
- For add-on or development questions use mozilla.dev.applications.thunderbird (aka the "mdat" newsgroup). Or use it's mirror, the dev-apps-thunderbird mailing list.
- Maildev is a moderated mailing list for Thunderbird Engineering Council plans
- IRC #maildev channel (or use web link) is a friendly place to ask questions or just hang out. Ask and be patient, because not everyone lives in same timezone.
- AMO forums (which has moved to Discourse) is also great for add-ons.
Get info for the juicy Thunderbird bits:
- Portal for general Thunderbird info
- Portal for Thunderbird add-on / extension developers
- How-tos for add-on / extension developers
- Add-ons general info for general.
- (The Mozilla Developer Center for general programming goodies.)
- Bugzilla is where all the "fixing stuff" happens. If you're interested in some feature or some development, CC yourself to the bug. And check out this hilarious video tutorial about how Bugzilla works, it's really worth it.
- Just for kicks, see what the Thunderbird team is up to using bwinton's reviewer-dashboard.