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Mozilla Thunderbird

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,791,277
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 11, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,708
  • 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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3 stars

"Ordinary at best"

January 13, 2016  |  By ottoblotto

2016-01-13 18:12:34  |  By ottoblotto

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.5.1

Pros

It works sometimes, is fairly straight forward

Cons

When it stops working it is almost impossible to fix. this has now broken several times and will not recover.

Summary

Ordinary software from mozilla, not recommended really, much better out there.

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5 stars

"THE BEST OUT THERE AND IS FREE"

January 12, 2016  |  By wvgvb

2016-01-12 14:00:17  |  By wvgvb

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.5.1

Pros

It just simply does everything a e-mail application should. I also like the ability for more than one e-mail account. Good job Mozilla.

Cons

NO CONS, WORKS GREAT

Summary

The best you can buy and its free

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3 stars

"Yes and no, con and pro"

December 09, 2015  |  By Brian Daly

2015-12-09 15:26:26  |  By Brian Daly

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.4.0

Pros

Flexible, with brilliant message filters, ability to line up your mail records in a filing system with subfolders, keep folders flagged with unread or marked as unread messages

Cons

T-Bird inexplicably makes multiple needless copies of messages, re-marks read messages as unread, drops indexed search folders, drags feet when trying to read some messages. Find myself having to read and answer my mail OUTSIDE T-Bird, before opening it and letting it sort things. Worst still, you ask the forum and oh do they get testy! Often the first thing they ask you is, "What were you doing at the time?" HUH?

Summary

Needs work A lot of work. And less attitude from the forum.

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1 stars

"adding multiple accounts a nightmare if even possible"

November 25, 2015  |  By kentobin

2015-11-25 10:49:34  |  By kentobin

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.4.0

Pros

easy to install and uninstall. so far it doesn't appear to have caused any collateral damage.

Cons

Unable to import Microsoft Outlook 2010 e-mail addresses
Unable to add multiple e-mail accounts - allegedly doable but not not simple for a thunderbird newbie
Profile editor was of no use at all - might of worked if you didn't need a seminar to understand how use it

Summary

I wasn't able to add multiple e-mail accounts. it might be doable but it's not just a simple pull down menu with an add server option.

There was an import function for e-mail addresses and it even had an outlook option but it didn't work. Possibly it didn't support my version of outlook?

I setup one e-mail account that worked and then tried to add a second e-mail server. No pull down "add another e-mail server" option. Then read about using thunderbird with an option to run a profile editor. The only profile in the list was called 'default' so I assumed it would have my information from my already configured account. Couldn't find that information and not sure what it was doing.

If you like to spend hours figuring out how to configure an app this one might be for you but if you have other things you like to do I wouldn't recommend it.

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4 stars

"Good e-mail client for personal use"

August 26, 2015  |  By Elena_Rulevskaya

2015-08-26 06:15:36  |  By Elena_Rulevskaya

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 38.2.0

Pros

Good interface, address book works "in one click", good attachment reminding, powerful search tool and fast search results.
I like it.

Cons

Good e-mail client, but the well-known commercial products are better ))

Summary

Good e-mail client for personal use (but not for office)

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4 stars

"requestquestion"

June 11, 2015  |  By griffragy13626

2015-06-11 14:28:21  |  By griffragy13626

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.7

Pros

I can add all my emails except gmail account does anyone know how to do it, send me instructions

Cons

same as above

Summary

can someone send me instructions on how to add gmail accounts to this program.

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4 stars

"Strong product, good range of add-ons"

April 05, 2015  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

2015-04-05 07:59:59  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.6

Pros

Coherent, easy to customize, good knowledge base, many good add-ons

Cons

Interface is a little bit outdated, the std calendar/planning add-on Lightning should be improved a lot. We're not sure about future impleentation and if its life cycle is going to finish

Summary

If you don't want Outlook or if you like to stay in Mozilla family, Thunderbird is a great product

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5 stars

"Good email client"

February 05, 2015  |  By alreymacua

2015-02-05 22:45:10  |  By alreymacua

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.4

Pros

This is excellent mail client from the makers of Firefox. This featured enable me to handle mail efficiently and with style in business. This is fantastic email client. Truly make me benefit!

Cons

This excellent mail client, I can create emails with the best style. Great if you have business.

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4 stars

"Good tool for email"

December 19, 2014

2014-12-19 08:30:25

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.3

Pros

mailing faster and easier, spam filters
another great tool onemailer -email extractor,mass mail sender,email verifier,
facebook extractor, twitter poster,Allows multiple email message subjects, multiple rotating bodies, rotating reply id's and much more...check http://download.cnet.com/OneMailer/3000-2650_4-76170892.html

Cons

no cons sofar

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5 stars

"great product as a email client in my laptop"

November 23, 2014  |  By trinath091

2014-11-23 23:00:25  |  By trinath091

 |  Version: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.2

Pros

1. Nice look
2. Easy to use
3. Easily customizable
4. we can synchronize it's calendar with google calendar
5. secure to use

Cons

till now no cos

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.0
Version 16.0 has added box.com to the list of online storage services that are available for use with Thunderbird Filelink and included performance improvements.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date October 09, 2012
Date Added October 11, 2012
Version 16.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 32.52MB
File Name Thunderbird Setup 38.5.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,791,277
Downloads Last Week 2,708
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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