Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,688,939
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2006
  • File Size:
    25.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,404
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1220 votes

    • 5 star 581
    • 4 star 248
    • 3 star 131
    • 2 star 102
    • 1 star 158
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5 stars

"Probablemente el mejor gestor de correo que hay"

December 13, 2006  |  By amatilla

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

Sin lugar a duda sus filtros para correo basura.

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5 stars

"Just WOW"

November 29, 2006  |  By morgansher

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

This really exceeds my expectations. I like the interface very much and have been happy using it with my new computer. It was the first application I downloaded and installed as I did not want to be using Outlook Express.

I like the extra ability to have rss feeds expecially.

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5 stars

"much better than outlook"

November 23, 2006  |  By l.herni

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

This mail service shows outlook how a real program should look like. =D

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5 stars

"better than outlook express"

November 16, 2006  |  By krunchnik

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

Simplicity of use,was able to configure mail settings to download other e-mail clients without needing a degree,just started using app but am very happy so far

Cons

downloading and installing extensions was a little confusing,but,once i figured it out it was simple,At least there is extensions available to customize program.

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5 stars

"Great program with the coolest options"

November 15, 2006  |  By alezjxxx

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

It made me easily get completely rid of outlook. This program is just great!

Cons

Can't download spelling corrector for other languages. Maybe somebody can help?

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5 stars

"Fantastic email client"

November 13, 2006  |  By Gwendolay

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

What's not to like? Easy to setup, works great. I use it now in place of Outlook and Outlook Express.

Cons

Sigs need to be stored out to a text file. think that could be more integrated.

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1 stars

"Terrible! Flawed! Not worth downloading!"

October 30, 2006  |  By DonutGuy

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Cons

Many types of email cannot be deleted. The "Junk Mail" feature is inefficient and there is no option to automatically get rid of junk. Address book is too limited and refuses to remove addresses. Cannot compare with Outlook, Outlook Express, Pegasus, Hotmail or Gmail.

Randomly deletes messages or attathments/photos, or randomly denies mail to be sent or recieved. The interface is poorly conceived and the entire program is slow and pathetic with either no or completely useless spell checking.

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3 stars

"So-So"

October 29, 2006  |  By baddco

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

I liked the extensions as well as Spam handling.

Cons

Either I'm missing something or the ability to forward mail is lacking. I could find no way to easily forward attachments, and the removal of other recipients addresses in the forwarded mail was something I was never sure was completed. I'm still looking for a good email client.

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4 stars

"Very good email client"

October 29, 2006  |  By larrymadill

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

Fast, simple, doesn't use a lot of resources, draws on the same open source developer base as Firefox.

Cons

Importing from Outlook and Outlook Express is tempermental at best.

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5 stars

"My favorite"

October 22, 2006  |  By Invincible67

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Pros

I love Thunderbird. Safe, fast, love the interface, and you can customize it alot. Best part is no need for money on this one. 100% free of charge. If you want the best mail client here it is.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date May 19, 2006
Date Added May 19, 2006
Version 1.5.0.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 233Mhz CPU, 64MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 25.25MB
File Name Thunderbird Setup 31.2.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,688,939
Downloads Last Week 1,404
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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