Several communication channels are used in the Thunderbird project. (Thunderbird-team: Please add all channels here, so that we can point users here who want to get involved with the project.)
How to subscribe
Newsgroups are accessible through a newsgroup client (Thunderbird handles newsgroups). And all newsgroups are also available as google groups or as a mailing list. Forums list shows them all, and gives the relevant information to connect!
If you're a user
- The Thunderbird blog: visit our blog to check for major announcements
- Get help from the community by visiting the Thunderbird forum on the Mozilla support site, support.mozilla.org. Mozilla contributors read this forum and try to help as best as they can.
- If English is not your preferred language, please check this page and find unofficial support in the language you need 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 register and help other Thunderbird users-check out our Getting Started Guide to Thunderbird Support!
Knowledge Base and Manual
- Find articles in our official Thunderbird Knowledge Base. This is an official but primarily 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.
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 our TB-enterprise page and you will find all necessary links, pages related to enterprises and organizations.
- tb-enterprise mailing list is dedicated to people who want to deploy Thunderbird in a business environment, and the questions they might encounter.
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 is a mailing list to share raw informal support information, hot support links (e.g. support threads, websites and knowledge bases) and "meta" issues related to helping support Thunderbird users on Get Satisfaction, 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
- Planet Mozilla Might be worth a read.
- Planet Thunderbird Thunderbird team's various blogs. Links to Thunderbird staff and contributor blogs can be found in the right sidebar of the home page if you want to avoid the planet "firehose"!
If you want to know more about the product currently under development
- Mozilla Wiki This includes various general information about the Thunderbird project.
- You might want to read the Thunderbird/StatusMeetings, they give weekly status reports about how various projects are moving.
- We also have experiments, so don't forget to check out Thunderbird/Experiments
- Our UI/UX team is posting regular updates with images on their tumblr.
- Mark Banner (:Standard8) posts updates about branching and releases on his blog. You can also follow him on Twitter.
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
- You WILL want to hang out on IRC, especially in the #maildev channel. There lies the answer to all of your questions. Plus, the guys are generally friendly. Just ask, and be patient, not all people live in the same timezone.
- mozilla.dev.applications.thunderbird ("mdat" newsgroup) If you have questions related to extension and/or Thunderbird development, you'll probably find some help here.
- For those interested in add-ons, there is AMO forums with a specific Thunderbird section which may be helpful.
- addons.mozilla.org has some links too
- For extensions development go to Mozilla Developers Extension. Might be better to also post to m.d.a.t if you have a Thunderbird question.
- The Mozilla Developer Center. Don't waste time, just go to the juicy bits:
- Bugzilla is where all the stuff happens. If you're interested in some feature or some development, don't hesitate to CC yourself to the bug if you're interested, and please do 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.