How to export a group

November 29, 2006

Ok, I normally don’t post tips about using an extension, but this one is too good to pass up, and I’ve had a bunch of people asking…

So you want to export a one of your lists and send them to someone else? The easiest way to do that would be to use a vCard group and attach it to an email to that person. Unfortunately, Thunderbird doesn’t support vCards, at least not without an extension. Fortunately, a developer has made an extension for Thunderbird (named MoreCols) that allows Thunderbird to import, export, and use vCards. If you download and install that extension (see this post for instructions), it will allow you to follow these instructions:

  1. Export vCardOpen Thunderbird and click on the Address Book icon at the top
  2. Click on the list/group you want to export
  3. Go to Tools > Actions for Lists > Export as VCF
    1. You can also right click (option-click for Macs) and go to Export as VCF
  4. This will open a Finder/Explorer window asking you where to save the file. Save the file in an easy to find location (like the desktop)
  5. Close the Address Book and click on the Write button
  6. Attach the file to this new email and ship it off to your buddy.

Thunderbird released

November 10, 2006

Hello everyone!

Thunderbird was released Wednesday, November 8th, 2006. If you’re Thunderbird hasn’t asked you update it yet, it should have done so already. You could always do it manually:

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Go to Help > Check for Updates
  3. It should check with Mozilla’s site and see the new version. Click on the Install Now button.
  4. Restart Thunderbird when prompted.

Or you could always go download it and install it manually.

The following bugs were fixed in the release:

MFSA 2006-67 Running Script can be recompiled
MFSA 2006-66 RSA signature forgery (variant)
MFSA 2006-65 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:

I don’t about the rest of you, but I’m looking forward to version 2.0, especially if it’s as good as the 2.0 release of Firefox.