Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1225 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    38.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,743,650
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 16, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,141
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Mozilla Thunderbird 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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4 stars

"requestquestion"

June 11, 2015  |  By griffragy13626

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.7

Pros

I can add all my emails except gmail account does anyone know how to do it, send me instructions

Cons

same as above

Summary

can someone send me instructions on how to add gmail accounts to this program.

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4 stars

"Strong product, good range of add-ons"

April 05, 2015  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.6

Pros

Coherent, easy to customize, good knowledge base, many good add-ons

Cons

Interface is a little bit outdated, the std calendar/planning add-on Lightning should be improved a lot. We're not sure about future impleentation and if its life cycle is going to finish

Summary

If you don't want Outlook or if you like to stay in Mozilla family, Thunderbird is a great product

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5 stars

"Good email client"

February 05, 2015  |  By alreymacua

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.4

Pros

This is excellent mail client from the makers of Firefox. This featured enable me to handle mail efficiently and with style in business. This is fantastic email client. Truly make me benefit!

Cons

This excellent mail client, I can create emails with the best style. Great if you have business.

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4 stars

"Good tool for email"

December 19, 2014

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.3

Pros

mailing faster and easier, spam filters
another great tool onemailer -email extractor,mass mail sender,email verifier,
facebook extractor, twitter poster,Allows multiple email message subjects, multiple rotating bodies, rotating reply id's and much more...check http://download.cnet.com/OneMailer/3000-2650_4-76170892.html

Cons

no cons sofar

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5 stars

"great product as a email client in my laptop"

November 23, 2014  |  By trinath091

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.2

Pros

1. Nice look
2. Easy to use
3. Easily customizable
4. we can synchronize it's calendar with google calendar
5. secure to use

Cons

till now no cos

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5 stars

"Excellent, better than my MS Outlook desktop email."

September 09, 2014  |  By Raravou

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.1

Pros

Tabbed email, one-click address book, attachment reminder and the best search tool - easy and fast search results

Cons

If only we had a Thunderbird mobile app!

Summary

Highly recommended to remove all the chaos in personal and business mail management.

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4 stars

"A LOVE and Hate Affair, with version 31.0"

August 22, 2014  |  By Darren Dheilly

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.0

Pros

A Nice Good Email program, and it replaced a lot of Email Clients I tried after my
Windows Vista Mail crapped out and I screamed and got no help. But it installed well, allowing me use all my prior settings (and keep the same email address) That was a big selling feature. Support and help files, is Unheralded an it had
answered every question and problem I had. The add ons too are nifty. I do not need them now but I will cross that bridge when and if needed. But I got mine running like my Dad's classic 1955 T-Bird (0 to 60 MPH in 8 seconds).

Cons

I seen a few bad reviews here and I understand that, as I hated it too, but only
in the beginning. I an not a patient man,.It is nor straight forward as it is learning curve, and I hated that. it in the beginning, I wanted to hit my HP PC with a Hammer, for it it was confusing and painful, like a large Puzzle with pieces missing. Could

Summary

Now the envelope please : 3 days later - 22 Hours total was it !!! Great. and it is getting better still. I modified it to my liking (open source). I erased the stuff I did not want or need. Then Thunderbird snapped to life on a restart and it was fast and smooth. Junk and Philshing does not bother me, (My IPO deals with all that crap). If see some junk I just delete them. So if you have a bit of Brains or smarts and are patient give it try... Once all running it is it's own reward, make a Mistake ? No worries Thunderbird is forgiving. It has a has a reset option button (I found it and I did not know that). I used it once to roll back a bit). The only thing I do not care for is all the Tabs, commands and settings (too much clutter), but It took me over 2 1/2 Hours to finally be able to read and try most of them , and understand more of them now with the Thunderbird Help. Do not do a
trial and error (I prefer simplicity). I will still be learning a bit more as Time goes on. But as of now it works, as It should (spell checker has great option setting it up,(the default works fine too). But Thunerbird is not like a horse, where you jump on it and ride it into the sunset, you need to break it in first. that is the last hurdle. it but in first 3 hours I was sending emails and they where sloooooow, but now, with bit of tweaking (with a few shut downs and restarts) on the last day - NOT SLOW NOW. (Pow !!!) It is quick and slimmed down and it is GREAT, A great (FREE) program... It is not for faint of heart. The archive stuff is just for storage of old files, that was a little bothersome, Read the email then copy and paste them to another location outside Thunderbird, and that works fine (copy and paste, in and out). That was easy enough. (But it's free and an open source too) what more could you want ? Try it just be patient and go slow, You will hate it, then love it. If not there is Gm ail bloatware or Windows Live e-scrap. made for kids. like a cross between Icredimail and Sesame Street. Half the Functions do not work. 2010 is terrible. 2012 is better But you need Windows 7, and Windows Live 2013 is the best but it runs better on Windows 8. and up. Stay away from, from "Merge-mail", It loads 126 instances in the Registry and took me an hour with regedit removing them. I tried many and when "Leo Notenboom" said use Thunderbird 31.0 and I did, and I will never look back. SO BOTTOM LINE : "THUNDERBIRD 31.0" IS GREAT !!!" I love it now and trust me you will too. It Just takes some time. But I use Vista Business with (service pack 2) the best Vista OS, only 1 problem in 3 years is my Vista Mail. it was acting up and went "Kaput !" then it slowly Croaked out.

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5 stars

"Phishing protection in 24.5 reduces security risk"

May 11, 2014  |  By Bigsurfer

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.5

Pros

Version 24.5 takes care of child-like users who are vulnerable to phishing attacks. Also it automates configuring tons of email accounts, so you don't need to depend on a scratch pad as much. A really cool aspect is it allows you to isolate yourself from the Internet browser, so you may be free of it.

Cons

As a client, Mozilla Thunderbird competes with web mail and the server powering it. Web mail can provide the last word in spam control, meaning it gives access to a tiny bit more junk. Spam-paranoid users should check their junk folder in web mail.

Summary

Get Thunderbird 24.5 for the family. If you got novice users in the family, turn on phishing protection and junk filters to protect them from hacker attacks. If you got news consumers in the family, they will have access to news groups and feeds.

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4 stars

"Very good and versatile program."

April 17, 2014  |  By johnent

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.4

Pros

Much better than what I was using - Outlook.

Cons

have trouble figuring out how to access 'Archives'.

Summary

Have no complaints thus far. have been using Thunderbird for about a year or more.

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1 stars

"Won't download all e-mails"

April 15, 2014  |  By kemalokten

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.4

Pros

Easy-to-use
Nice junk mail filter

Cons

Won't download all e-mails and I don't know why.

Summary

I wouldn't recommend.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 38.0.1
  • New: GMail supports OAuth2 authentication, removing the need to manually select "allow less secure applications" in Google options for the account.
  • New: Ship Lightning calendar addon with Thunderbird and enable with an opt-out dialog
  • New: Filter sent messages
  • New: Filter messages when archived
  • New: Enable search in multiple/all address books
  • New: Add support for Yahoo Messenger in Chat
  • New: Support Internationalized domain name URLs for RSS feeds
  • New: Show expanded columns in folder pane
  • New: Allow file-per-message (maildir) local message storage
  • New: Add a Learn more link to the support page in feeds subscribe dialog
  • New: Add reading position marker line to conversations
  • New: The editor for twitter should show inputtable character count
  • Changed: Thunderbird will no longer use SHA-1 to sign messages
  • Changed: Removed rarely used character sets: T.61-8bit, non-encoding Mac encoders, VISCII, x-viet-tcvn5712, x-viet-vps x-johab, ARMSCII8 , map us-ascii to windows-1252, ISO-8859-6-I and -E and ISO-8859-8-E
  • Changed: Disable CONDSTORE support for IMAP to prevent discrepancies in IMAP message status (deleted, unread) on some servers
  • Changed: Make OpenSearch queries open in the user's default browser
  • Changed: Default to using SSL for XMPP and IRC. This might cause issues for self-signed certificates
  • Fixed: Replied/forwarded icons disappear after folder repair, detach/delete
  • Fixed: Attachment "Save As" files are displayed in Tools/Saved Files
  • Fixed: Adding unknown email addresses to Mailing list, then deleting ghost duplicate entries from contacts pane, caused dataloss in mailing list
  • Fixed: Web site from RSS feed was not rendered correctly
  • Fixed: Email address with leading/trailing whitespace displayed wrongly with added quotes when composing ["foo"@bar.com]
  • Fixed: Force display of Sender header if S/MIME sender is the signer
  • Fixed: Addressing autocomplete widget: Typed text in red despite results/matches found if suggestions change by last input
  • Fixed: Status bar not accessible
  • Fixed: Wrong folder may be deleted when requesting junk delete
  • Fixed: Severe UI stutter or freezes getting new mail for very large folders
  • Fixed: Automatically rejoin multi-user conversations on reconnect for XMPP
  • Fixed: Various improvements when using IRC on moznet
  • Fixed: Significantly improve XMPP support
  • Fixed: Fixes for connecting to non-standard IRC networks
  • Fixed: Automatically reclaim IRC nicks during a reconnect
  • Fixed: Changing location in editor doesn't preserve the font when returning to end of text/line
  • Fixed: Inline spell checker loses red underlines after a backspace is used
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date June 11, 2015
Date Added June 16, 2015
Version 38.0.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
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File Size 32.43MB
File Name Thunderbird Setup 38.0.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,743,650
Downloads Last Week 1,141
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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