Thunderbird, the free and open-source email client developed by Mozilla Foundation, has unveiled its new logo ahead of the release of Thunderbird 115 scheduled for July 4. The logo, designed by John Higs, who previously created logos for Mozilla and Firefox, is in the same style as the Firefox logo, highlighting the connection between the two projects. The Thunderbird team also plans to present new features with the release, including a significantly revamped user interface and a side panel design mode tailored to new users, while maintaining the option to revert to the old panel.
The new logo was presented to the public via the Thunderbird blog, and features the letters ‘tb’ enclosed in a bright yellow envelope. The logo is consistent with contemporary web design trends, using bold, geometric shapes and fewer color variations. Alongside the logo, the Thunderbird team published images of the new user interface for both desktop and Android versions of the email client. The Android version more closely resembles Gmail in terms of design and features.
Thunderbird remains popular among web developers and business users with its features such as quick-reply templates, support for multiple accounts, and auto-configuration of email servers and providers. In recent years, Mozilla Foundation has been restructuring its development to better focus on its core products such as Firefox, and has sought to encourage more community involvement in the development of Thunderbird. The release of Thunderbird 115 represents a significant milestone for the project and its users.