Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac

Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 72 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.0.18
  • Total Downloads:
    109,170
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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E-mail Mozilla-style with this full-featured client. Following in the footsteps of Mozilla's Firefox browser, Thunderbird is a flexible e-mail client and RSS reader packed with features such as a powerful junk-mail filter, a clean interface, and enterprise-grade security.

Thunderbird handles both POP and IMAP accounts admirably with easy setup for Gmail and .Mac accounts among others. The program boasts stellar security features such as S/MIME, digital signing, and message encryption. Visually ahead of the game, Thunderbird's customizable interface is a joy to use, and this latest update feels leaner and more focused than earlier versions. We like the layout options, which allow us to view our mail in various columned arrangements. The message tagging tools make it easy to find important messages quickly.

Other little perks include message searching, saved-search folders, import tools, smart-address completion, labels, return receipts, and anti-phishing protection. Mac users looking for a solid alternative to Apple's Mail program will find Thunderbird to be a flexible and feature-rich choice.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Mixed, but a bonus in this version"

November 21, 2008  |  By deemery

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.18

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Thunderbird is in desperate need of a full User Interface rework. Still, it has some nice features and the functionality I need, even if it's hard to use at time.

The newest thing in this version is the ability to display "meeting.ics" files received as attachments to email messages from Microsoft Outlook.

#1 on my improvement list would be speeding up searching. #2 would be to consider an option to place messages into individual files, rather than one big (hard to index and easy to corrupt) database.

dave

(I still miss Eudora...)

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1 stars

"Repeatedly asks password"

April 21, 2012  |  By StevStam

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird beta 12.0b2

Pros

Love it when it works but it doesn't

Cons

1. Keeps asking for password.
2. Says it is sending to send mail but doesn;t

Summary

Stinks. I prefer gmail

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3 stars

"keeps getting better is a good replacement."

March 11, 2012  |  By sobokuOne

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird beta 11.0b5

Pros

Fast and efficient at what it does.

Cons

Its nit-picking I no but its my pet pee. You can't choose a font size only small to large. There are lots of times I need to pick a size 11 or I need to no what size it is and you can't. Fix this and I can switch from apple mail to thunderbird.

Summary

Still its a very good replacement.

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5 stars

"How about an update?"

January 11, 2012

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird Beta 10.0b2

Pros

Continuously improving

Cons

Almost every new version breaks add-ons / extensions

Summary

I really think Seth Rosenblatt, anyone, should write a new review of Thunderbird. Here we are downloading betas in Version 10, and the most recent CNET review is for Version 3?

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1 stars

"Can't import settings from AppleMail"

August 12, 2011  |  By Gangalina

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird Beta 6.0b2

Pros

none

Trallala

Cons

The only program it is aware of is Eudora. Come on people! Why can't i import setting from AppleMail? Mailsmith can do it, it has other problems but at least it can do it. It is 2011, I will not manually import email settings from one app to another.

Summary

Stuck with AppleMail.

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5 stars

"GREAT PROGRAM! EASILY MIGRATED DATA FROM EUDORA."

August 03, 2011  |  By evothevoth

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.11

Pros

Installed easily on my Mac, running Lion 10.7. I was easily able to migrate data from Eudora 6 into Thunderbird.

Cons

In the Mac Library, Thunderbird consumes about twice the space of Eudora 6.

Summary

August 3, 2011

I initially installed Thunderbird 5.0, but had a problem sending mail using its SMTP server settings. So I trashed T-bird 5.0 and installed T-bird 3.1.11 and the SMTP server worked with no problem.

Shortly after the installation, Mozilla automatically notified me that an update to T-bird 3.1.11 was available. This update was to T-bird 5.0. I downloaded the update and everything converted from 3.1.11 to 5.0 with no problem.

I then used a third-party Eudora migration tool (located via Google search) to convert and transfer data from Eudora 6 into Thunderbird. All data, including 19 different mailbox files, seamlessly migrated Eudora data perfectly on the first try.

So far, I'm pleased with Thunderbird. It's on four of my Mac machines in one location. When I travel to another state, I'm going to install it on five machines there.

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5 stars

"A fantastic program"

June 28, 2011  |  By mawmawtyger

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.11

Pros

Easy to use and takes so little space on the page.

Cons

None that I can think of so far.

Summary

I recommend it to all of my friends.

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3 stars

"Pretty Easy To Use - Some Hiccups..."

May 30, 2011  |  By antwash

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.10

Pros

Simple Setup. Setting up multiple email accounts from scratch is very easy.

Cons

Difficulty transferring data/settings from other email programs; Additional issues transferring data to/from Mac and Windows releases. Gave up and went back to Outlook.

Summary

I do like the look of the interface and overall ease of operation.

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1 stars

"overwhelming amt of problems with 3.1.10"

May 15, 2011  |  By maryemackay

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.10

Pros

none none none

Cons

empty messages arrive, difficulty in deleting even though settings are correct, general disruption of receiving, reading email, some difficulties sending ARRRGH!

Summary

bring back an older version if you are unable to get this one to work properly. MAJOR issues.

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1 stars

"version 3.1.10 doesn't find my email servers"

April 28, 2011  |  By i9natz1

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.10

Pros

up to versionn 3.1.9 everything is ok.

Cons

I cannot login to any of my mail accounts (aol,yahoo,hotmail,gmail). Server internal errors, etc.

Summary

I went back to version 3.1.9 where all works perfect again.

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2 stars

"MAC version still not ready for prime time"

March 15, 2011  |  By hbutz

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.9

Pros

Tabbed windows built-in
Improved HTML editor
Incorporated "mismatched" domain checking
Built-in advanced configuration editor

Cons

Tabbed windows built-in
Does not bounce dock icon as in v2
Folders do not display unread messages

Summary

Tabbed windows - love them or hate them, you've got 'em. There is a hidden advanced configuration setting to at least hide tabbed windows. I never saw the point on a mail client and it should be an option. It takes up a lot of room on the screen.

My biggest gripe - They broke every way there is to know about new mail. Come 'on people, it's a mail client. The first and most important thing it's got to do is send and receive email. Version 2 used to bounce the dock icon forever until you gave the application focus. Version 3 bounces it once, maybe twice. If you blink, you'll miss it. If that's not bad enough, they've introduced bugs to the folder display which kill the new mail indicators. If you are like me and have two dozen folders to sort incoming email you could loose new mail forever - NOT what I desire in an email client program. Version 2 might have its quirks but I'd rather use a quirky program which tells me when I have new mail.

Skip the fluff. Work on new email notification bugs first.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.0.18
Version 2.0.0.18 is a security- and bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date November 20, 2008
Date Added November 20, 2008
Version 2.0.0.18
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5
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Total Downloads 109,170
Downloads Last Week 1
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Price Free

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