Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

Version:
7.0.1
File Size:
25.25MB
Date Added:
September 30, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
1,684,613
Downloads Last Week:
1,889
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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    3.8

    out of 1220 votes

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    • 4 star: 248
    • 3 star: 131
    • 2 star: 102
    • 1 star: 158
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    3.6

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    • 2 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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