Trustedbird project news
S/MIME signed receipts in Trustedbird 3.1
A new branch of Trustedbird based on Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.2 has been released.
As for now, Trustedbird 3.1 implements only S/MIME signed receipts. This feature is described in Enhanced Security Services for S/MIME (RFC 2634 - section 2).
The client is able to request a receipt in a S/MIME signed message. It can also reply to a receipt request by sending a signed receipt.
Trustedbird 2 has also been upgraded and is now based on Mozilla Thunderbird 126.96.36.199.
⇒ More information about Trustedbird
--10:11, 1 September 2010 (CEST)
Thunderbird 3.1 compatibility for MDN Extended
MDN Extended, the add-on which permits to send a return receipt (MDN) on message deletion, is now compatible with Thunderbird 3.1.
⇒ Download MDN Extended 1.2.0
--12:27, 20 August 2010 (CEST)
CardDAV available in DavMail gateway
The development of this new feature in DavMail has been sponsored by the French Ministry of Defense through the Trustedbird project.
DavMail is a POP/IMAP/SMTP/CalDAV/CardDAV/LDAP Exchange gateway allowing users to use any mail/calendar client (e.g. Thunderbird with Lightning) with a Microsoft Exchange server, even from the internet or behind a firewall through Outlook Web Access webmail (OWA) or Exchange Web Services (EWS). DavMail is a free software implemented in Java and distributed under the GNU GPL license.
CardDAV can be used in Thunderbird with the SOGo Connector add-on.
⇒ Download DavMail
--09:29, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Multi-LDAP add-on is now compatible with Thunderbird 3.1
The Multi-LDAP add-on, which enables Thunderbird to use several LDAP directories simultaneously for address autocompletion, has been updated and is now compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.
Several bugs have also been fixed and LDAP session management has been improved.
⇒ Download Multi-LDAP 1.1.4
--08:48, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
New add-on to display information about contacts from LDAP
Directory Contact Tabs is a set of add-ons for Mozilla Thunderbird 3 which permits to display additional information about contacts from LDAP directory servers.
This add-on permits to add tabs/panels in order to display information which is available in a contact's card in the directory.
--07:59, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
New user interface for delivery receipts (DSN) under Thunderbird 3
DSN Settings is a new add-on for Thunderbird 3 which provides user interface settings for Delivery Status Notification requests.
DSN backend has already been integrated in Thunderbird 3. This add-on provides settings to control DSN requests.
--14:03, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Thunderbird 3 compatibility for MDN Extended
MDN Extended, the add-on which permits to send a return receipt (MDN) on message deletion, is now compatible with Thunderbird 3.
⇒ Download MDN Extended 1.1.0
--13:03, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Trustedbird project contributes to DavMail gateway
DavMail is a POP/IMAP/SMTP/CalDAV/LDAP exchange gateway allowing users to use any mail/calendar client (e.g. Thunderbird with Lightning or Apple iCal) with an Exchange server, even from the internet or behind a firewall through Outlook Web Access.
DavMail gateway is a free software implemented in Java and distributed under the GNU GPL license.
--10:49, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Trustedbird is now based on Thunderbird 188.8.131.52
Since version 0.4.1, Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 updates are integrated in Trustedbird.
⇒ Download Trustedbird 0.4.1 (in nightly builds)
--10:28, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Thunderbird 3 compatibility improved for 2 add-ons
--17:14, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Multi-LDAP add-on updated for Thunderbird 3
Multi-LDAP, the add-on which permits to use several LDAP directories simultaneously for address autocompletion, has been updated and is now compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird 3. The user interface has been rewritten and directory settings can now be configured globally, for each account or for each identity.
⇒ Download Multi-LDAP 1.1.0
--15:26, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
New Trustedbird branding
Icons, menu items, install wizards, packages and installation paths have been modified in Trustedbird, in Windows and Linux (Debian/Ubuntu). Trustedbird has now its own profile directory, distinct from Mozilla Thunderbird.
⇒ Download and test Trustedbird 0.4.0 from nightly builds.
--14:57, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Trustedbird: 64-bit systems compatibility
Trustedbird is currently only built for the i386 architecture (32-bit). Current packages have been tested successfully on 64-bit systems (Debian Lenny amd64, Ubuntu 9.10 amd64 and Windows 7 64-bit) with 32-bit libraries.
⇒ Read instructions to install and execute Trustedbird on a 64-bit system.
--16:17, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
XForms-based forms and add-ons updated for Thunderbird 3
New add-ons for XForms management
Mail XForms is a set of add-ons which permits to use XForms-based forms in compose and read interfaces in order to send information through email headers.
Forms are written with the XForms XML language embedded into XHTML or XUL files. Some test forms are available as samples in the Mail XForms Data - sample add-on.
Thunderbird 3 compatibility
--09:54, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Video and slides from the JRES 2009 meeting (in French)
--10:00, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Support of XForms-based forms in order to generate email headers
A new feature for Mozilla Thunderbird 3 is currently being developped in the Trustedbird project.
Mail XForms is a set of add-ons which permits to use XForms-based forms in compose and read interfaces in order to send information through email headers.
Forms are written with the XForms XML language embedded into XHTML or XUL files.
--14:53, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
S/MIME signed receipts in Trustedbird 0.3.4
Trustedbird is able to request for a receipt in a S/MIME signed message. It can also reply to a receipt request by sending a signed receipt.
This feature is a service described in Enhanced Security Services for S/MIME (RFC 2634).
⇒ Download Trustedbird 0.3.4
--10:11, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
CRL auto-update patch integrated in Thunderbird
The patch for CRL (Certificate Revocation Lists) auto-update, proposed for NSS bug #371522, has been integrated by Mozilla in latest Thunderbird 220.127.116.11 update.
--09:19, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Trustedbird is now based on Thunderbird 18.104.22.168
Since version 0.3.3, updates of Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 are integrated in Trustedbird.
⇒ Download Trustedbird 0.3.3
--12:11, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Trustedbird is now based on Thunderbird 126.96.36.199
Since version 0.3.2, updates of Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 are integrated in Trustedbird.
⇒ Download Trustedbird 0.3.2
--09:18, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Priority email gateway
A new module is available in Trustedbird project: Priority email gateway is a set of scripts to configure an email gateway which prioritizes emails based on message headers.
The aim is to setup and configure several instances of Postfix email server and Qpsmtpd in order to identify and switch received messages in different queues according to their priority.
This component works on Debian-based Linux distributions.
--08:37, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
French localization has also been updated.
⇒ Download Trustedbird 0.3.1
--16:02, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Watch screencasts and demos
Several screencasts and demos are now available (as for now, only in French) for the following Trustedbird project features:
- Security Labels
- SMTP PRIORITY
- Card Viewer Extended
- Check Recipients
- Out of Office:
These videos have been shown at the latest public meeting (in French) on March 26.
--07:45, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
New releases of Trustedbird and add-ons
New releases of the Trustedbird email client and add-ons for Mozilla Thunderbird are available. Add-ons can be kept automatically up-to-date in Thunderbird: check if you have latest versions!
Download them from www.trustedbird.org.
--14:57, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Trustedbird is now based on Thunderbird 184.108.40.206
From version 0.2.1.001285, Trustedbird is based on Thunderbird 220.127.116.11. You can get it in nightly builds.
--15:49, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Trustedbird project: new name and logo
Milimail project is now known as Trustedbird and has a new logo and a new address: www.trustedbird.org.
--14:34, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
Trustedbird is now based on Thunderbird 18.104.22.168
From version 0.2.1.001238, Trustedbird (Milimail client) is based on Thunderbird 22.214.171.124. You can get it in nightly builds.
-- 6 January 2009
Trustedbird is now based on Thunderbird 126.96.36.199
From version 0.2.1.001208, Trustedbird (Milimail client) is based on Thunderbird 188.8.131.52. You can get it in nightly builds.
-- 27 November 2008
Card Viewer Extended available in German
The add-on Card Viewer Extended is now available in German. Many thanks to Florian Effenberger for his contribution!
You can get it in nightly builds.
-- 18 November 2008
Milimail is now based on Thunderbird 184.108.40.206
From version 0.2.1.001148, Milimail client is based on Thunderbird 220.127.116.11. You can get it in nightly builds.
-- 3 October 2008
Milimail is now based on Thunderbird 18.104.22.168
From version 0.2.1.000963, Milimail is based on Thunderbird 22.214.171.124. You can get it in nightly builds.
-- 30 July 2008
Milimail - Admisource forge transfer to Adullact forge is in progress
Milimail project is now hosted on the French forge Adullact. You can find documentation, a SVN repository, a bug tracker, forums and mailing-lists.
-- 21 July 2008
A new roadmap has been published.
-- 10 June 2008
Version 0.6.1.7 of Notifications Viewer
-- 22 May 2008
14/04/2008: Version 0.5.2.0 of XSMTP extension
Add update.rdf file to the extension. Manage the update functionnality.
14/04/2008: Welcome to Daniel Rocher new contributor to the Milimail project
Daniel Rocher works on a project for the French Navy and joined the team through its contribution for Milimail.
In fact, for this project Daniel develops an extension for Thunderbird around the correlation of notifications (DSN:RFC3461).
After the integration of the extension, it will soon be available to download, the entire team Milimail says welcome to Daniel.
04/08/2008: Versioning convention
The community explains how to manage the version number of the software Milimail and those extensions.
"About versioning convention..."
03/05/2008: Change of Name
The Milimail project wishes to change its name. Be the first to give your opinion and your suggestions!
The community is invited to comment the following names. Moreover the project is open to any proposal on the Milimail forum.
- Professional Addons For Thunderbird : PATH
- Thunderbird Professional Enhancement : TPE
- Feathers For Thunderbird
- Stealth Thunderbird
- Covert Thunderbird (Secret and small feathers optimizing the airflow around the bird)
- Sendgraf (German word meaning "Missus Dominicus" Messager)
- Storkmail (The stork is a renowned postman)
- CoatMail (In french 'cotte de mailles')
Link to the discussion: Forum Milimail and link to the article on linuxfr.org: "Le projet Milimail désire changer de nom" (french)
02/19/2008: Mozilla Messaging
"The launch of Mozilla Messaging has been announced, the new name for the entity I’ve been calling MailCo on this blog. As promised, it’s a new subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, focused on email and internet communications. We’ve put up the essential information about the organization on the website."
More on David Ascher's blog post...
01/30/2008: Milimail - Solutions Linux/Open Source 2008 - Tristan Nitot reports on his conversation with a representative of the French Defense Ministry
At the end of the conference on sustainability and governance of open source software, Tristan Nitot had the pleasure of asking few questions to Thierry Leblond about their orientations in term of messaging. See more... (in French)
More on Thunderbird in France from David Ascher of MailCo ...
01/18/2008: Milimail present the 01/30/2008 at the event dedicated to the Solutions Linux/Open Source.
January 30, 2008 between 11h00 and 12h30, during the Adele conference (french) : Sustainability and governance of free solutions.
- Thierry LEBLOND - DGSIC / MINISTERE DE LA DEFENSE will talk about Milimail: Interactions with national and international communities.
01/14/2008: Milimail v1 June 2008
The major version of Milimail v1 is scheduled to come out in June 2008.
01/01/2008: Happy New Year
The Milimail project team wishes you a happy new year!
12/19/2007: Elaboration of the roadmap for v1 Milimail
Period development and validation of the activity there for the first half of 2008 on the project to establish the new roadmap for release v1 of Milimail.
12/01/2007: Specifications of the new features for v1 Milimail
- Features under study:
- correlation of notifications,
- API Application Programming Interface,
- Distribution (Linux/Windows)
11/20/2007: David Ascher from MailCo in Paris
David Ascher met a set of representatives from public sector institutions in Paris on November 20, 2007.
10/11/2007: Meeting report
The goal of this meeting is to work to specify futurs functionalities. As well as the adjustments to be done for the roadmap version 1 of Milimail.
The functionalities are as follows:
- correlation of notifications.
- management of the priority.
- triple wrapping.
09/20/2007: DSN added to Main Trunk of Mozilla Thunderbird
DSN (Delivery Status Modification) is now committed to the main trunk of Mozilla. Milimail thank Mozilla Thunderbird Team for accepting this contribution. Story link
09/03/2007: CRL_OVER_LDAP Released
The first release of the functionality CRL over LDAP is available. This functionality allows to use a LDAP directory to import a CRL.
08/01/2007: Multi-LDAP Released
The add-on Multi-LDAP has been released. This functionality allows to use the auto-completion with multiple LDAP directory.
07/10/2007: Meeting report
The objectives of the meeting were as follows :
- To present/to point out the context and the objectives of the Milimail project,
- To collect the informations for the points suspends some on the integration of the standard xSMTP v1.1 in the v0 of Milimail and functions (GUI, limitation of the messages size, MDN, DSN),
- To collect additional information and needs on the functionalities to be integrated in the next versions of Milimail (correlation of notifications, management of priority in the wraps, version 2 of the standard xSMTP).
Many ministries were invited to this meeting of Milimail work, so that Milimail client integrates many functionalities for the French administrations while respecting the PEA.
06/26/2007: DSN Released
The first release of the functionality DSN is available. This functionality allows the sender of a message to ask a Delivery Status Notification.
05/14/2007: SIGNED_RECEIPT Released
The first release of the functionality Signed_Receipts is available. This functionality allows the sender of a message to ask the recipient to sent back a signed notification.
05/02/2007: Triple Wrapping Released
The first release of the functionality Triple_Wrapping is available. This functionality allows, when sending a message, to provide the option to use triple wrapping. A triple wrapped message is a message signed, then encrypted, then signed.
04/26/2007: Send Format LDAP Released
The first release of the extension Send_Format_LDAP is available. This extension allows, when sending a message, to find supported email formats for the recipients (Text, HTML) by looking up these informations in a LDAP directory.
In the standard release of Thunderbird, the supported email formats for the recipients are only look up on local address books. The value defined in the LDAP directory is not taken in account.
04/26/2007: MDN Extended Released
The first release of the extension MDN_Extended is available.
The MDN or (Message Disposition Notification) is the functionality that allows the sender of a message to ask the recipient to sent back a notification. This notification can be one of the followings :
- a Read receipt: the recipient notifies that he has read the message.
- a Delete receipt: the recipient notifies that he has deleted the message.
The classic release of Thunderbird, handles only Read receipt. This extension handles the Delete receipt in order to be fully compliant with the specification (RFC 3798).
04/26/2007: Meeting with Mozilla Corporation
On March 2, Milimail team met Mike Schroepfer, Vice President Engineering, and Peter Van Der Beken, Mozilla Europe developer. Milimail project has been exposed and most relevant interlocutors has been identified. A very interesting meeting which should be profitable for the project!
03/01/2007: Milimail on the forge Admisource
The project is hosted on Milimail French forge Admisource. Find out sources and documentation in a cvs, tracking bugs, forums and mailing lists.
02/01/2007: Start implementation
The core team is ready and has started to write functional and technical specifications.
11/07/2006: XSMTP standard on line
This document is downloadable in Documentation.
The XSMTP format brings a description of the additional elements of service which can be implemented in SMTP mail systems.
09/13/2006: The Milimail.org community site goes on line
That's it, the first version of the Milimail site is on line! This site describes the project objectives, the target program and the roadmap.
The site has deliberately been put on line before the first versions of the program, whose development starts end 2006/early 2007.
01/13/2006: Launch of the Milimail project
As part of a study to accurately identify the potential advantages of public software, the DGA is launching Milimail project. This program includes two main steps:
- 2006: State of the art, definition of the technical and functional perimeter, creation of the development platform.
- 2007 to 2010: development of the tool and life of the community.
The program aims to develop a set of plugins for the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client in order to handle protocols such as X400 and XSMTP.