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Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    45.2
  • Total Downloads:
    26,892
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 13, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    73.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    48
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Working with multiple e-mail addresses and inboxes often requires a management client. Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac, despite its dated look, performs well as an open-source e-mail manager.

As an open-source project, this program is available as freeware with no restrictions or payments required. Download and installation occurred quickly and without any problems. After initial setup, which prompted us as to whether the program should be the default email client, Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac welcomed us with a well-designed main interface. Aesthetically, the graphics were dated and would have been appropriate for a program several years old, as opposed to a newer application. As freeware, this was not an overall detriment. While there were no dedicated instructions, menus easily walk the user through entering email data for syncing. The application quickly began downloading the existing inbox contents. Buttons for composing emails and other typical functions were well placed and easy to locate. Even with multiple email addresses entered, it was easy to read the messages and determine from which address they originated. The email reading window was also large, an appropriate choice for a manager.

For those looking to manage their email using a client, Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac functions well and provides all expected features.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Couldn't try it. Server not found."

March 04, 2016  |  By Joshxy

2016-03-04 18:44:31  |  By Joshxy

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.5.1

Pros

A good description

Cons

but it wasn't downloadable

Summary

100% failure.

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1 stars

"I click on it. It crashes within 60 seconds."

May 18, 2015  |  By frsp

2015-05-18 08:00:55  |  By frsp

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.7.0

Pros

It runs nicely on my MacBookPro laptop running OSX 10.10.3.

Cons

It crashes before I can even download new messages on my desktop running OSX 10.10.3 (Yosemite). Notifications to Mozilla are not answered.

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1 stars

"Worst Mail Client Ever"

March 30, 2015  |  By peerwn

2015-03-30 06:40:45  |  By peerwn

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.5.0

Pros

None......

Cons

Resource hog. It uses 900MB RAM and 100% CPU on a 8GB RAM i7 MacBook.
Drains the battery because it's a resource hog
Extremely slow and sluggish, takes ove 30 seconds to open a dir once clicked
Needs to be force-closed every time because they can't code Quit to work
Performs extremely badly with a lot of emails (I have over 10M - work emails)
No support from the community or Mozilla, they blame the end user for their lack of being able to write code for OS X.

Summary

Horrible client. Mac Mail does a 5xx better job than this, and that's saying a lot since the Yosemite Mail is an epic fail also.

At least I have webmail to fall back to. Why no decent mail client for Mac in 2015?

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5 stars

"Blows Apple Mail away, at least as a gmail client"

January 25, 2014  |  By berksguy2010

2014-01-25 13:34:34  |  By berksguy2010

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.2.0

Pros

Fast, effective gmail client. Free and open source.

Cons

No cons. It's free. It's free.

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3 stars

"Good, but not fully replacing Eudora."

February 17, 2013  |  By Fusco_D

2013-02-17 00:17:41  |  By Fusco_D

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0.2

Pros

easy to install. works fast.

Cons

I'm missing several interesting features of Eudora, still my favorite email client:
- redirecting (extremely useful)
- on server & delete from server
- multiple signatures (add-on doesn't work well)
- very important to me: Thunderbird doesn't allow changing an incoming message (e.g. removing unneeded space, correcting typos)
Moving a message out of in-box should delete it on server: doesn't always work.

Summary

Didn'd find anything better yet to replace good old Eudora Mail

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1 stars

""Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported""

November 24, 2012  |  By f5mando

2012-11-24 08:15:52  |  By f5mando

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0

Pros

Zero 'pros' for anyone with Mac OS X 10.5, obviously.

Cons

"Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported"

Summary

Nice abandonment move, Mr Mozilla. Thanks very little for keeping us out of the loop.

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2 stars

"Sorry, Mozilla - You lost control of the code.."

November 16, 2012  |  By khflottorp

2012-11-16 14:54:21  |  By khflottorp

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 16.0.2

Pros

It works fine with MacOS 10.6.8 - Snow Leopard, those who cannot install it has a problem with their config.
IMAP - e.g. to Gmail works fine.
POP/POP3 to ISP works fine
Lots of Add-ons, including stationary, "Quicktext" that allows fast insertion of standard phrases, variables - such as "Date", "Sender" - had it all worked it would be excellent.
Version 16 supports chat, and replace iChat, Lightening, the calendar software is good.
Version 17 - tested a beta version, is bigger and slower.

Cons

It contains numerous bugs, some are related to the interface to the indexing file system, most to silly large meta-database in iSQL with multiple definition of the same things - such as a Deleted message can be read/unread - and a read message, can that also be :new" - makes me wonder if anyone is in charge of design.
The result is an email client that introduce inconsistencies to the extent that it looses data - messages are lost, entire folder of messages gets lost. File a bug report, and you get a confused developer that doubts your issue, and claims "this has been solved in the next release" - and then add on more functionality.

Summary

If you need an email client with tons of functionality, numerous chat protocols, gimmicks, bells and whistles, this is perfect. But a code that used to be good, stable and reliable is moving out of control.

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1 stars

"Doesn't matter > still does not work on 10.6.8"

July 20, 2012  |  By Badatt

2012-07-20 05:16:57  |  By Badatt

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 6.0.2

Pros

Have used Thunderbird for over a year, but now ???

Cons

Dropped Outlook for Thunderbird. After upgrading yesterday to 14.0 > Now back to Outlook. Come on gentlemen - VERY UNSTABLE, would suggest NOT to D/L this until all bugs are fixed. Run mouse over messages and they disappear - Kind of feel like a magician. When I say disappear, I don't mean not available, you just can't see the subject on the top 2 or 3 messages. Then God forbid you page down, it is all screwed up!!! System OS X Leopard Version 10.6.8

Summary

Suggest waiting until bugs are fixed!

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4 stars

"Does what it should!"

January 31, 2012  |  By alexndrw

2012-01-31 11:24:33  |  By alexndrw

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 9.0.1

Pros

Works fine on all email accounts I need to access. Sharing Calendar extension a major plus.

Cons

Still crashes now and again. Synchronising Tasks should be enabled.
Otherwise it'd be a 5 star rating

Summary

Excellent tool to download, organise and Search your emails.
Set-up not for newbies or those too lazy to read instructions!

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1 stars

"under Mac OS 10.7 it's become a pain"

October 07, 2011  |  By supernovi

2011-10-07 06:33:46  |  By supernovi

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0.1

Pros

Independent from all Apple OS data gathering

Cons

Server time out, slow, chrashes - there must be better software out there.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 45.2
Invitations to events could not be printed.
Dragging and dropping of contacts from the contact list onto an addressbook while All Addressbooks is selected moved only one contact.
Falsely reported not enough disk space during compacting. Links were not always detected properly in the message body (terminated early on "|", some long links not detected at all).
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date July 13, 2016
Date Added July 13, 2016
Version 45.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 73.9MB
File Name Thunderbird 45.2.0.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,892
Downloads Last Week 48
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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