Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2006
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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

    September 09, 2014   |   By Raravou

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.1


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


    If only we had a Thunderbird mobile app!


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

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    Full Specifications

    Publisher Mozilla
    Publisher web site
    Release Date May 19, 2006
    Date Added May 19, 2006
    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
    Total Downloads 1,688,939
    Downloads Last Week 1,404
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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