Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.0.16
  • Total Downloads:
    1,703,894
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2008
  • 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

    4.1

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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

"Very Sweet!"

September 18, 2008  |  By jpscot

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

Installation was a snap, and it completely took over my gmail account. It does what gmail was unable to do. Filtering all the spam and junk, where I don't even have to see it.

Cons

Have not found a disadvantage yet.

Summary

My daughter is 12 and the gmail account she has is none stop spam and junk mostly viagra or porn garbage. The subject lines alone without opening the mail were horrible. Though the filters would send it to spam or trash folders, it would not auto delete until after 30 days, which makes no sense.
Now using Thunderbird she only gets what her friends and family send her.
It's awesome, I was about to delete her gmail account when I came across Mozilla Thunderbird.

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4 stars

"good but no way to get support for problem"

September 16, 2008  |  By brendavel

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

ease of use

Cons

lost all messages on my server when I transferred from Comcast and cannot get in touch with thunderbird to find them. Need an 800 phone number

Summary

ordinary users that are not techies may need occasional help

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4 stars

"always good"

September 09, 2008  |  By naturalwind6

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

It's easy to use and very stable.

Cons

Too many emails are marked as spam.

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5 stars

"easy way to get rid of junk mail ,"

September 07, 2008  |  By theBaxters

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

easy to manage emails and clear the rubbish

Cons

nothing yet

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5 stars

"good alternative to outlook"

September 05, 2008  |  By astrogelan

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

its a good alternative to oultook for free. very nice work

Cons

not found so far

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5 stars

"Microsoft has been outclassed...again"

August 26, 2008  |  By Box626

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

Pros: Stable and reliable. Easy to set up, easy to use. several useful add-ons available for free. Built in spell check and spam filtering using a Bayesian filtering system is highly accurate once the filter is trained.

Cons

Cons: There aren't any.

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5 stars

"easy to use interface and its hassle free"

August 22, 2008  |  By tayan1985

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

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5 stars

"Works well,flexible,fast with a couple of add ons great."

August 18, 2008  |  By Thad Taylor

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

I'm just starting to use it. But it is fast reliable and simple to use. With a couple of add on programs it looks great. I've added contacts sidebar, and ad block, plus a dictionary.

Cons

I've added lightning, its is to weak for my needs, if it was a fully functional Sunbird that would be great. I need to be able to rename and color code the categories.

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4 stars

"brilliant"

August 07, 2008  |  By pink9lady

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

Easy to use and it works fast.

Cons

Too many normal mails are marked as SPAM.

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4 stars

"works well for a non nurd."

August 06, 2008  |  By iantoz

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16

Pros

The spam filter I like, I get mail and that's about all I know or need.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.0.16
Version 2.0.0.16 is fixing security issues.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date July 24, 2008
Date Added July 24, 2008
Version 2.0.0.16
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, 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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