Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1220 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5
File Size:
25.25MB
Date Added:
January 12, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,680,530
Downloads Last Week:
1,891
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 233Mhz CPU, 64MB RAM

Editors' review

Formerly known as the e-mail component of the Mozilla Web browser, Thunderbird now exists as a standalone, full-featured client. The recently stripped-down code feels leaner and more focused than the original Mozilla component. In terms of features, the program is comparable to or exceeds other products in this space, boasting good junk-mail filters, compatibility with RSS feeds, HTML support, and multiple identities. Thunderbird handles both POP and IMAP accounts admirably, but we would like to see greater support for Microsoft's Exchange server. The program also boasts stellar security features such as S/MMIE, digital signing, message encryption, and a built-in phishing detector. Visually ahead of the game, Thunderbird's interface is a joy to use, and the application now lacks the sluggishness that plagued previous versions. We also like the layout options, which allow us to view our mail in various columned arrangements. Other little perks include message searching, saved-search folders, import tools, smart-address completion, labels, and return receipts. Though the lack of full Exchange support will keep this e-mail app on the sidelines in the corporate world, home users looking for an alternative to Outlook Express will absolutely find Thunderbird a high-flying choice.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 1220 votes

    • 5 star: 581
    • 4 star: 248
    • 3 star: 131
    • 2 star: 102
    • 1 star: 158
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star: 22
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 1
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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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