Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1220 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.0.16
File Size:
25.25MB
Date Added:
July 24, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
1,680,530
Downloads Last Week:
1,891
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 1220 votes

    • 5 star: 581
    • 4 star: 248
    • 3 star: 131
    • 2 star: 102
    • 1 star: 158
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 18 votes

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

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

    September 09, 2014   |   By Raravou

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.1

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If only we had a Thunderbird mobile app!

    Summary

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

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