Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1222 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,703,894
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 19, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    25.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,670
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Mozilla's Thunderbird comes into its own with version 2.0, offering features and innovations that take aim at both Web mail clients and industry standards like Microsoft's Outlook.

The program loads fast, even when weighed down by multiple folders and RSS feeds, and the basic feature set remains intact: good junk mail filters, HTML support, multiple identities, and POP, IMAP, and Microsoft Exchange server support. Security features include S/MMIE, digital signing, message encryption, and a built-in phishing detector. Interface tweaks maximize message viewing, an obvious necessity in an e-mail reader.

What makes this freeware e-mail client such a serious contender are the new features. Back and forward buttons, like you have in your Web browser, let you jump through messages in the order that you viewed them. Customizable tag names and colors make it a cinch to keep things organized, even across dozens of message folders. The folder pane is customizable. Gmail and Mac users will find configuration as simple as entering your e-mail address and password, with rumored support forthcoming for other Web-based providers. Search results can be saved, and Thunderbird has Firefox's extension capability, allowing for user-designed tweaks that greatly enhance the program.

Flexible, powerful, and lightweight, Thunderbird 2 is an appropriate companion app to Mozilla's Firefox in every way.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1222 votes

    • 5 star 582
    • 4 star 249
    • 3 star 131
    • 2 star 102
    • 1 star 158
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4 stars

"A great software"

August 11, 2007  |  By A-Web

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

Pros

Even if most people are still working with the Office Outlook programs I chosed to convert to Mozille Thunderbird for number of reasons.

1. The design is fantastic, simple and modern in the same time.

2. If you are satisfied using Mozilla Firefox you might also find Thunderbird easier to navigate than the recent Outlooks (like the 2003/2007 version)

3. There is not a bit slower than Outlook or any other email softwares.

Cons

Even if I prefer Thunderbird over Outlook, it will probably be harder to navigate for a user who never been using any of the Mozilla material that is out there already.

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4 stars

"Good for what I need it for."

August 09, 2007  |  By Qwerty Cake

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

Pros

Personally, I prefer an online e-mail interface, and I use G-Mail. But I do use Thunderbird for backup reasons (I have over 2400 e-mails, and losing them would be awful). I used Thunderbird for a short while for sending e-mails, so I can say that the interface is easy enough, and it's integrated RSS reader fits in nicely.

Cons

I haven't really encountered any problems with Thunderbird, but many others say that it's pretty full of bugs.

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4 stars

"Mozilla Firefox 2.0 performed well and no problems for me."

August 04, 2007  |  By Frederick Tan

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

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5 stars

"FANTASTIC STUFF"

August 01, 2007  |  By polin9

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

Pros

ability to access all of my emails addresses on just Thunderbird' platform.

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4 stars

"A good, free email program"

July 26, 2007  |  By lencer67

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

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5 stars

"Necessary mail klient in your pc"

July 25, 2007  |  By KamDu

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

Pros

I 've liked it then saw, it is amazing!!! I don't want to use another mail agent, just this one!!!

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5 stars

"Amazing software"

July 21, 2007  |  By fredy_simp

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

Pros

Most of all i like teh search tool! Easy, very easy in use!

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4 stars

"one line"

July 19, 2007  |  By doki50

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

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5 stars

"Great"

July 07, 2007  |  By adamtwyford

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

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2 stars

"Better than OE...in some ways no"

July 03, 2007  |  By ebby47

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

Pros

Free. Easy to download, install and use. (Try replacing a corrupt copy of OE.) Self configuring, mostly. Automatic updates (not always at a good time). Lots of add-ons suited for specific needs. Display of pictures in viewer not bothered as OE is with blanks & special chatacters.

Cons

Layout cumbersome & takes up too much space on the screen. List of multiple attachments can make the preview window so small picture files can't be viewed. Standard options are often not what I'd pick & difficult to change. Saving files takes a very long time. OE must perform this in the background because it seems instantaneous but T-bird hangs as attachments are saved...if there are a lot of them, get a drink. OE with dial-up took less time then T-bird with DSL. Help files more difficult to access.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 adds message tags, a new visual theme, session-history navigation, advanced folder views, and a variety of other new features.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date April 19, 2007
Date Added April 19, 2007
Version 2.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 233Mhz CPU, 64MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 25.26MB
File Name Thunderbird Setup 31.3.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,703,894
Downloads Last Week 1,670
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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