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  • 2.0 stars

    "S-l-l-l-o-w"

    January 12, 2014  |   By MAFinOKC

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.2

    Pros

    Flexible, multiple profiles are easy, can handle IMAP and POP.

    Cons

    Under Win 8.1 64-bit, current Thunderbird version is PAINFULLY slow. Marking Spam messages as Not Spam does not automatically move them back to the Inbox. Filtered sort results are not displayed in a convenient format. Attempting to bulk Move large numbers of messages causes the program to crash. I get frequent error messages that autoupdate could not be performed.

    Summary

    Despite my dislike of Microsoft, at present I find Windows Live Mail and Outlook.com easier to use than T-bird because although Live Mail is also slow, it's much faster than T-bird. I hope that Mozilla can fix this.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Like very much"

    December 24, 2013  |   By shapepa

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.2

    Pros

    Have no problems since I have been using lt

    Cons

    It's the best there is

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Updates keep ruining it."

    December 23, 2013  |   By w.shows

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.2

    Pros

    Good layout. Everything I need is there.

    Cons

    Can not view images automatically, which really bothers me. No help online. Deleting of inbox messages is extremely slow, now. Was not before one of the numerous updates. Recommendation: download an old version and disable updates.

    Summary

    Still better than the others.

    Updated on Dec 23, 2013

    Program frequently stops responding, esp when deleting numerous messages. This is also a new problem

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Thunderbird's Atrophy Has Set In"

    December 5, 2013  |   By nwberean

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.0

    Pros

    Losing "Pros" daily
    It loads fast
    It has a good address book and ability to handle multiple groups

    Cons

    Occasionally takes too long to download mail providing it doesn't time out first
    It will not always show the ability to "Delete" junk mail

    Summary

    This program was great in its first years but tinkering and "updates" have bogged the system down as others have mentioned.
    Am on release 24.1.1 and it is worse than before.
    From discussions w/Mozilla staff they are not actively supporting Thunderbird as I've presented problems they cannot solve. Disappointed.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "This is about Daily (>)"

    November 28, 2013  |   By MAFinOKC

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.0

    Pros

    Very flexible and versatile.

    Cons

    PAINFULLY slow, subject to freezes and hangs, and when it freezes, so does the entire system.

    Summary

    I was looking for the 64-bit version of Thunderbird. What I found was something called Daily in some places and Thunderbird in others. After installation, it called itself Daily. Apparently Daily contains the latest updates that may or may not be stable. Well, it isn't stable. If there is a stable 64-bit version of Thunderbird, I can't find it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great. Great. Great"

    November 14, 2013  |   By Jerry Ambrose

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.0

    Pros

    As a 69 year Old Computer Geek, this is the best way to get E-Mail, much faster then Outlook.

    Cons

    None..........

    Summary

    With all of the alternatives for Microsoft OS and Office why do people pay more for software that the computer is worth ????

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Improved it, until it no longer worked!"

    October 30, 2013  |   By eatdrumz

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.0

    Pros

    Great interface
    Easy to use filters
    Spam filter
    Address book is great

    Cons

    Freezes, (Thunderbird is Not Responding)
    Cannot receive mail
    Now sending mail, is 50/50

    Summary

    Mozilla, can't leave a good thing alone. I've used Thunderbird, since Eudora went belly up. That's a long time!!
    They've "Improved," Thunderbird to where it is no longer usable. If freezes, crashes, takes forever while acting like it's getting your mail...than crashes.
    They took the Best e mail client for windows, and made a software boat anchor out of it.
    I'm trying to find a replacement, but it really isn't easy.

    Mozilla, please just leave Firefox, and Thunderbird alone!!!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Needed New Mail Program"

    October 9, 2013  |   By TraciiR

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.0

    Pros

    You can customize it to what you like and are used to. Colours are simple & easy to read with easy adjustments. Set up was an easy migration. Drag & drop is an awesome feature.

    Cons

    Stops down loading for no apparent reason. Hard to find the correct answers for fix on line.(But then it starts working again and don't know why?)Sometimes I can't move a file by dragging and again it starts working?? Some bugs that a non techie will have issues with.

    Summary

    I was using OE and it stopped functioning properly. I tried 2 other programs before installing Thunderbird. I am quite happy with the results & look so far. If you were using Outlook Express, I'd recommend this program to replace it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "OK. So we all know it's FREE!"

    September 28, 2013  |   By tjskap

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 24.0

    Pros

    And it's so easy to add multiple accounts - the wizard does it for you! Absolutely bloody brilliant!

    Cons

    And combined with Lightning - fantastic - who needs Outlook?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "New version not so good"

    September 24, 2013  |   By xmtrguy

    Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0.8

    Pros

    Multiple addresses

    Cons

    Also lost send ability. Going to try going back a version.

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