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Mozilla Thunderbird

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  • Version:
    45.5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,872,695
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 22, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    33.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    246
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Mozilla Thunderbird is a free email program that offers a range of options for PC users without access to robust paid software like Microsoft Outlook. Allowing you to integrate multiple mailboxes with SMTP or POP protocols, Thunderbird is a lightweight, responsive piece of software that works well.

Pros

Open source and customizable: Because Thunderbird is developed by Mozilla, the group behind Firefox, it is more customizable than Outlook, a closed tool developed by Microsoft. At the same time, it offers all of the basics you need right out of the box, so you don't have to worry about highly complicated technical setup if you're not comfortable working in the trenches of a software tool.

Smarter organization: Thunderbird features a range of tools to make organizing your email as easy as possible. Including tabbed email browsing, smart searches, and custom folders to organize your messages, along with powerful spam filters that are better than a lot of Web-based tools, Thunderbird works well with most email services.

Cons

Desktop limitations: Because Thunderbird is a desktop tool for Windows, it doesn't synchronize directly with a mobile device natively. Yes you can set up a POP3 inbox so that all edits in Thunderbird appear at the server level, but it's an extra step that is required with tools like this. It's not unique, and the speed and flexibility of the software makes it a small complaint, but it's something to keep in mind if you compute on your tablet nearly as much as your desktop.

Bottom Line

If you don't like using relatively limited Web-based email tools, or if you'd like to further customize your browsing and organizational experience, Thunderbird is a must download. It's free, it has a number of available plug-ins and updates, and it's a perfect fit for almost anyone with multiple email accounts to manage.

 
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5 stars

"This is one of the best email clients."

November 15, 2016  |  By tarryounix

2016-11-15 11:31:25  |  By tarryounix

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 45.4.0

Pros

Always has been and just gets better all the time.

Cons

None so far that I can think of.

Summary

I would highly recommend this email client. I even use it just to backup office 365 accounts etc...

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1 stars

"Nightmarishly useless"

September 16, 2016  |  By epantel

2016-09-16 12:51:37  |  By epantel

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 45.3.0

Pros

Installs in seconds.

Cons

If you have an old email program on your HD, Thunderbird copies its settings and doesn't let correct them or it hangs if you try to make changements. So sometimes you can't get new messages, sometimes you can't send yours.
It also wouldn't remember your passwords, you can get artritic typic them thousands of times.
Curiousely, if after installing Thunderbird you install EUDORA OSE, which has a bad reviews, Eudora OSE goes smoothly,and does all than Thundebird refuses (check & send messages).

Summary

Unusable and useless.

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1 stars

"Too much options, too limited services"

August 20, 2016  |  By epantel

2016-08-20 10:59:09  |  By epantel

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 45.2.0

Pros

Easy to configure for using at a very protected hosting.

Cons

Couldn' get it woiking off-line, doesn't save emails to MY disk, only on the server.
Could offer to select its functions: I don't need NEWS, CHATS, etc., only email.
Very unclear environment. To enable/disable some common features you can search for them hours, and you need to rededine them for each account.

Summary

Program that imposes its will over yours, makes very difficult, if not impossible, to choose your options. For obedient customers.

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1 stars

"Strange email appeared that is not on server"

July 27, 2016  |  By RMIGHTY1

2016-07-27 23:07:20  |  By RMIGHTY1

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 45.2.0

Pros

Looked OK. I had just installed it.

Cons

I just installed it. Strange email appeared that is not on server. Said my Corel password request required clicking on link. Obvious security breach to me. I had to uninstall Thunderbird.

Summary

I just installed it. Strange email appeared that is not on server. Said my Corel password request required clicking on link. Obvious security breach to me. I had to uninstall Thunderbird.

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3 stars

"It worked well before, but now can't add new emails any"

July 21, 2016  |  By Kimopouer

2016-07-21 19:20:26  |  By Kimopouer

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 45.2.0

Pros

manage many accounts at a time

Cons

sometimes can't receive new mails

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3 stars

"Ordinary at best"

January 13, 2016  |  By ottoblotto

2016-01-13 18:12:34  |  By ottoblotto

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.5.1

Pros

It works sometimes, is fairly straight forward

Cons

When it stops working it is almost impossible to fix. this has now broken several times and will not recover.

Summary

Ordinary software from mozilla, not recommended really, much better out there.

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5 stars

"THE BEST OUT THERE AND IS FREE"

January 12, 2016  |  By wvgvb

2016-01-12 14:00:17  |  By wvgvb

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.5.1

Pros

It just simply does everything a e-mail application should. I also like the ability for more than one e-mail account. Good job Mozilla.

Cons

NO CONS, WORKS GREAT

Summary

The best you can buy and its free

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3 stars

"Yes and no, con and pro"

December 09, 2015  |  By Brian Daly

2015-12-09 15:26:26  |  By Brian Daly

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.4.0

Pros

Flexible, with brilliant message filters, ability to line up your mail records in a filing system with subfolders, keep folders flagged with unread or marked as unread messages

Cons

T-Bird inexplicably makes multiple needless copies of messages, re-marks read messages as unread, drops indexed search folders, drags feet when trying to read some messages. Find myself having to read and answer my mail OUTSIDE T-Bird, before opening it and letting it sort things. Worst still, you ask the forum and oh do they get testy! Often the first thing they ask you is, "What were you doing at the time?" HUH?

Summary

Needs work A lot of work. And less attitude from the forum.

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1 stars

"adding multiple accounts a nightmare if even possible"

November 25, 2015  |  By kentobin

2015-11-25 10:49:34  |  By kentobin

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.4.0

Pros

easy to install and uninstall. so far it doesn't appear to have caused any collateral damage.

Cons

Unable to import Microsoft Outlook 2010 e-mail addresses
Unable to add multiple e-mail accounts - allegedly doable but not not simple for a thunderbird newbie
Profile editor was of no use at all - might of worked if you didn't need a seminar to understand how use it

Summary

I wasn't able to add multiple e-mail accounts. it might be doable but it's not just a simple pull down menu with an add server option.

There was an import function for e-mail addresses and it even had an outlook option but it didn't work. Possibly it didn't support my version of outlook?

I setup one e-mail account that worked and then tried to add a second e-mail server. No pull down "add another e-mail server" option. Then read about using thunderbird with an option to run a profile editor. The only profile in the list was called 'default' so I assumed it would have my information from my already configured account. Couldn't find that information and not sure what it was doing.

If you like to spend hours figuring out how to configure an app this one might be for you but if you have other things you like to do I wouldn't recommend it.

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4 stars

"Good e-mail client for personal use"

August 26, 2015  |  By Elena_Rulevskaya

2015-08-26 06:15:36  |  By Elena_Rulevskaya

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.2.0

Pros

Good interface, address book works "in one click", good attachment reminding, powerful search tool and fast search results.
I like it.

Cons

Good e-mail client, but the well-known commercial products are better ))

Summary

Good e-mail client for personal use (but not for office)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 45.5.0
  • IMPORTANT: Changed recipient address entry: Arrow-keys now copy the pop-up value to the input field. Mouse-hovered pop-up value can no longer be confirmed with tab or enter key. This restores the behavior of Thunderbird 24.
  • Support changes to character limit in Twitter
  • Reply with selected text containing quote resulted in wrong quoting level indication
  • Mail address display at header pane displayed incorrectly if the address contains UTF-8 according to RFC 6532
  • Attempting to sort messages on the Date field whilst a quick filter is applied got stuck on sort descending
  • Email invitation might not be displayed when description contains non-ASCII characters
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date November 18, 2016
Date Added November 22, 2016
Version 45.5.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 33.42MB
File Name Thunderbird Setup 45.5.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,872,695
Downloads Last Week 246
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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