Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.0.9
  • Total Downloads:
    1,703,894
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 16, 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

    4.4

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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5 stars

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!"

February 20, 2008  |  By solo247

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

Pros

Awesome free email client! Sure rivals outlook express in many areas. Simple and attractive interface.

Cons

more skins would be great.

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4 stars

"I love it!"

February 20, 2008  |  By twonds

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

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5 stars

"Best email client"

February 19, 2008  |  By nightshade209

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

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5 stars

"Simply the best I have ever used"

February 13, 2008  |  By rsol61

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

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5 stars

"Move over Outlook."

February 06, 2008  |  By doomsdaydave11

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

Pros

Extremely fast, and it's from mozilla! It has a lot of the same themes and plugins that FireFox has! Great support for IMAP and POP3 protocols. I need lots of email addresses for document handlers, personal use, business use, etc. They all work great with ThunderBird

Cons

No customizable smileys.

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3 stars

"Full of Glitches!"

February 06, 2008  |  By Redflava

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

Pros

It's an okay email client. It seems like the more Mozilla updates their software the worst they get!

Cons

It constantly downloads duplicate messages.

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3 stars

"I love it - BUT"

January 26, 2008  |  By khamma

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

Pros

I am spammed near to death so have really appreciated the spam filtering feature and it does learn fast and well. It is secure and fast.

Cons

Very glitchy date reporting. Downloaded emails sometimes show dates for 2001, 2002, etc. More interesting are the ones that have dated sometime next month. It also irritates me by asking if I want to download email before going off line. When I see nothing has downloaded for a while, I press the "Get Mail" button and it tells me I am currently off line. These are not disastrous errors but it makes me think of switching to Outlook.

Also, no way to backup. No software out there for it.

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5 stars

"eudora user"

January 21, 2008  |  By umacd62

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

Pros

I look forward to the integration of eudora and thunderbird

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4 stars

"Good E-mail Client"

January 20, 2008  |  By johnmhudson111

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

Pros

Works very well, very easy change over from Outlook

Cons

only gripe is that the back and forward buttons do not work for unread e-mails like it does in Outlook

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5 stars

"Better than outlook"

January 18, 2008  |  By sankojam

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Takes getting used to the difference in button locations.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.0.9
Version 2.0.0.9 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date November 16, 2007
Date Added November 16, 2007
Version 2.0.0.9
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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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