Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,703,894
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    25.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,670
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    3.6

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 2
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    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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5 stars

"Best email program out there due to excellent features."

November 06, 2011  |  By baewyn

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0.1

Pros

Ability to sort mail is welcomed. Still learning program but so far the features mostly work and it is easy to set up. I find it more user friendly than other current email programs, and it has more features.

Cons

Certain features are not always reliable. i.e., two sets of filters are in use and could not find a way to merge them yet. The biggest complaint I have with the program is the inability to have the <Move To> command put in the task bar. At this time, you have to go through a number of drop down dialog menus to move email to different folders. It is very inconvenient. It would be much easier to have the command on a taskbar and just have a drop down menu listing the folders.

Summary

Overall,this is an excellent program that is easy to use. None of the other programs I have used can compare to the features offered. I would like to see adding a calendar and the <Move> command to the taskbar.

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5 stars

"Great product,highly recommended."

November 05, 2011  |  By Rasman57

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0.1

Pros

very easy to use.

Cons

don't have any cons.

Summary

Really good software.

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2 stars

"Seems to slow other programs"

November 02, 2011  |  By RobD1971

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0.1

Pros

same good qualities as other versions.

Cons

Noticed right away that other windows move off screen hesistantly/ jerky when closing or maximizing when Thunderbird is open.
Adobe (PDF, Photoshop, InDesign) programs don't move as smoothly when Thunderbird is open.
This didn't happen with previous version. See-through header isn't worth that effect on other programs.

Summary

I would stick with the previous version.

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3 stars

"Thunderbird 7.0.1 doesn't mark viewed emails as read"

October 26, 2011  |  By normsuss

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0.1

Pros

Does what previous versions did; with one exception (below)

Cons

When I open an email and close it, sometimes Thunderbird 7.0.1 doesn't mark it as read. No matter how many times I open it, the results are the same. I have to right click on its listing, go to "Mark" and click on "As Read" to have it marked as read.

Summary

Good program, but maybe they are rushing to update too often for them to ensure that the changes don't interfere with Thunderbird's proper working.

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3 stars

"Does what you ask"

October 24, 2011  |  By 19allguy57

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0.1

Pros

easy to use, good looking

Cons

does not delete from the email server

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.1
Version 7.0.1 fixed a rare issue where some users could find one or more of their add-ons hidden after a Thunderbird update.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date September 30, 2011
Date Added September 30, 2011
Version 7.0.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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