Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,688,939
  • Date Added:
    June 28, 2011
  • File Size:
    25.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,404
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Despite perceptions to the contrary, the desktop-based e-mail client is not dead. Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 is a serious reaction to the prevalence of Web mail, so whether you're looking for a strong desktop client, an Outlook replacement, or a powerful tool for managing archives and Web mail offline, Thunderbird can scale to your needs.

Outlook users will notice the speed and responsiveness of the program, which loads quickly, 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 robust Web mail, POP, IMAP, and Microsoft Exchange server support. Security features include S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, and a built-in phishing detector. Add-ons, based on the same code as Firefox's add-on network, can enhance your security even further.

Joining such useful features as the back and forward e-mail browsing buttons and customizable tags in version 3.0 are a set of must-have features. The powerful search tool integrates results with desktop searches on Windows Vista and Windows 7, while tabs reinforce the connections between Web browsing and e-mail reading. In fact, the new search tool is so powerful that if you have a massive number of e-mails, you may want to set it to index them overnight lest it drain system resources from other programs. Gmail support especially has been revamped, so you now get an All Mail folder in Thunderbird, among other improvements. Mozilla's new Personas skins work in Thunderbird, while the Lightning add-on supplies the missing Microsoft Exchange-compatible calendar feature.

Flexible, powerful, and lightweight, Thunderbird 3 is an appropriate companion to Firefox in every way.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1220 votes

    • 5 star 581
    • 4 star 248
    • 3 star 131
    • 2 star 102
    • 1 star 158
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5 stars

"simply outstanding..."

August 10, 2011  |  By sharonrola

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

user friendly, easy to setup multiple emails, and above all free :)

Cons

none that I can tell

Summary

I've been using it for at least 3 years now without any problem what so ever...highly recommend it

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3 stars

"Not the best but not the worst"

August 05, 2011  |  By zbgolightly

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

It's not outlook and that makes me happy. Was able to add my accounts quickly and basically worked well.

Cons

A lot of things could be better in here. Seems like the UI could be put together much better.

Summary

A solid alternative to outlook.

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3 stars

"Slower than previous version"

July 31, 2011  |  By toffie

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

None other than previous

Cons

Lost features like google toolbar

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1 stars

"Disappointed beyond words"

July 30, 2011  |  By swamprat

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

free program

Cons

The UI is nearly impossible to see and allows no user changes I can find.
aside from the visuals I find nothing of use that ver 3.X had.

Summary

There is an old saying If it ain't broke, don't fix it. if tb 3.X was broke, 5 sure didn't fix anything I can find. It is quirky, almost impossible to read with 3 shades of Grey in the UI and toolbar without any explanation as to what they are, just there. Sure everyone sets their equipment different but if you the builder take control you BETTER BE RIGHT. For the first time in my 60+years, I can see what motivates users to run from a company. Releases before their time.
PS I tried to send zero stars but cnet won't let me

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3 stars

"I am not able to configure"

July 29, 2011  |  By muthu27878

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

I like to use

Cons

I am not able connect with pop3 server

Summary

I used the pop3 as "pop.mail.apac.microsoftonline.com"
and my SMTP as "smtp.mail.apac.microsoftonline.com"
It is displaying an error message as configuration could not be verified - is user name and password wrong?

But i tried using outlook web access, I am able to login. Please help me.

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1 stars

"Slow as He!!"

July 27, 2011  |  By Eric-EZE

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

You can still download the 3.1.11 version.

Cons

Why does everyone think bigger is better? Better is - it does what I need it to using as few resources as possible. At this rate we will soon be calling it MS Thunderbird ...

Summary

Uninstall the 5.0 version and restore the old version here (better hurry, I'm sure this will be gone soon).
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/download?product=thunderbird-3.1.11&os=win&lang=en-US

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3 stars

"Clunky at times"

July 25, 2011  |  By EdQuinn

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

Easy to load and use.

Cons

Moving emials and address book to Thunderbird YUK!

Summary

Better then incredimail but still has pop ups that you can not turn off. Third party converters work fine but try finding the converted address book when you want to write an email. But all in all I won't change.

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3 stars

"Not that good... Buggy"

July 24, 2011  |  By bpazolli

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

I actually like the interface

Cons

Slow, sometimes doesn't start up, seems to not end it's task properly when ending it.

Summary

It could of been my computer and if you need an email client and don't have outlook I would probably use this. However in today's day and age your probably better off sticking to gmail or similar online service in my opinion. Having an installed email client on your computer would give you some advantage I would of thought. However, after using it for a week the advantages of an online service became far more evident. Move to the cloud haha.

The only benefit of an offline client is that they are usually required in office environments. Using a program like davmail you can use thunderbird with most exchange servers. That is about it's only use and if you want true compataility you will be switching to outlook pretty soon anyway.

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5 stars

"no problem with update to 5.0"

July 20, 2011  |  By edleaf

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

no problem with update to 5.0

Cons

no problem with update to 5.0

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4 stars

"Could be better."

July 20, 2011  |  By jojoslav

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0

Pros

Add-ons, no problems with set-up.

Cons

I chek my GMail everyday, but whenever iI open my inbox it says the connection timed out. I don't have that problems with Outlook 2007.

Or maybe I just set it up wrong.

Summary

Previous versions were better.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
Version 5.0 improves responsiveness and reduced startup time. It's based on the new Gecko 5 engine and also includes a new add-ons manager. Email setup is also improved with a revised account creation wizard, and plugins can now be loaded in RSS feeds by default. This version also includes over 390 fixes to improve speed, performance, security, and stability.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date June 28, 2011
Date Added June 28, 2011
Version 5.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 25.25MB
File Name Thunderbird Setup 31.2.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,688,939
Downloads Last Week 1,404
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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