MailNews stands for "Mail and Newsgroups". MailNews is the back end of the messaging parts of SeaMonkey and Thunderbird. It provides a number of functions and capabilities, including:
- Communications protocols - SMTP, POP3, IMAP, NNTP
- Message Management, including search and filtering
- Message Composition
- Address Book
The MailNews code lives in the mailnews/ directory of comm-central.
- MailNews automated testing
- Automated testing is an increasingly significant and important part of MailNews development. It allows reviewers to quickly pick up regressions in patches and helps developers to think about different cases.
See pages tagged MailNews for additional MailNews-specific information.