Mozilla Thunderbird

A newer version of Mozilla Thunderbird is available.

Or, Learn More About Mozilla Thunderbird
CNET Editors' Rating 5.0 stars

Spectacular

Average User Rating stars

out of 1,220 user reviews

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 3.0 stars

    "Still gets failing grade in password management"

    May 7, 2013  |   By Alan Mintaka

    Pros

    Faster and easier to use in terms of folder management than Outlook. None of the "feature creep" that makes Outlook a laughingstock for Microsoft.

    Cons

    Password management is asinine. Passwords aren't stored in the account settings. They're listed separately from all other account parameters in a different menu option. Even if you find the list of passwords, you still can't change any of them. You can only delete a password you want to change, then try to get mail from the original server as you normally would. If and when you get a new password prompt, you can enter the change and select the option to remember it in the so-called "Password Manager."

    Meanwhile, other access options such as SSL are in the account options, nowhere near the Password Manager.

    Good grief. What a ham-handed UI.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0.5
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel