Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,703,894
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2012
  • 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

    4.0

    out of 6 votes

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

"Easy to use and add accounts"

March 27, 2012  |  By littlebigtime

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0

Pros

I was able to add all seven of my email accounts easily. They are easy to view and in a very legible format. Easy to import information (like contacts). And it's Mozilla - an awesome Linux based developing community for free!

Cons

I don't like the address book, its not super easy or customizable.

Summary

It is an awesome program with constant improvements, definitely recommended.

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5 stars

"excellent!!"

March 27, 2012  |  By scorpius_1311

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0

Pros

easy to use interface, downloading mails faster than Outlook.. easy to sync and update.

Cons

headers take time to tag while in HTML

Summary

Excellent s/w for home and business users.

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5 stars

"Best email prog"

March 22, 2012  |  By Otmane-EL-RHAZI

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0

Pros

Fast and reliable

Cons

Doesn't work on all sites maybe about 2% have trouble.

Summary

Otmane EL RHAZI

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4 stars

"Great but not Excellant"

March 21, 2012  |  By Glenn51

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0

Pros

Fast, solid, reliable.

Cons

Doesn't work on all sites maybe about 2% have trouble. It seems that with all the numerous updates the add-on people can't keep up with the schedule.
I think Mozilla needs to slow down a hair or give the add-on people more advanced notice. Same goes for website developers.

Summary

I like it but the update schedule doesn't leave much time for add-on developers to keep pace and website people to stay current.

Updated on Mar 21, 2012

OOPPPSSS!!!!!! Me Bad!
My review was MEANT for FF not Thunderbird.
That being said I LOVE Thunderbird. Haven't had ANY problems to date. Kinda like the old Timex commercials, "It takes a licking a keeps on ticking." It's the only email program I run!!

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1 stars

"Quit working properly"

March 19, 2012  |  By BOBRGR

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0

Pros

Prior version five worked ok

Cons

I let it upgrade to latest version, now I can't reliably send or receive emails...sometimes it works but often I get error messages I can't fix..

Summary

An email client shouldn't be a hassle to use. For awhile Thunderbird worked ok but no more....I get errors I can't fix It won't download from some accounts.
I've come to really hate this program. It may not be unreliable when you start with it but just wait, they'll make some 'improvement' and it will become unreliable and a huge time sink.
Now I have to figure out how to export my emails back to outlook express. I wish I'd never tried this

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5 stars

"The best e-mail program I've found."

March 14, 2012  |  By jrandolff

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0

Pros

Adding mail accounts is simple, even those not supported by other programs. The application is free, yet performs better than those that cost money.

Cons

Unable to add Microsoft Exchange mail accounts.

Summary

Best e-mail program I have found so far - and it is free!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.0
Version 11.0 has a new user interface with Tabs above the main menu bar to facilitate navigation and make it more contextual and fixes for crash seen during importing of Microsoft Outlook profiles and notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date March 13, 2012
Date Added March 13, 2012
Version 11.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows
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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