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Mozilla Thunderbird

Key Details of Mozilla Thunderbird

  • Read e-mail and news the way you want it, with intelligent junk controls and personalized themes
  • Last updated on 10/27/19
  • There have been 8 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Mac

Editors' Review

by   / June 23, 2014

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free email program that offers a range of options for PC users without access to robust paid software like Microsoft Outlook. Allowing you to integrate multiple mailboxes with SMTP or POP protocols, Thunderbird is a lightweight, responsive piece of software that works well.

Pros

Open source and customizable: Because Thunderbird is developed by Mozilla, the group behind Firefox, it is more customizable than Outlook, a closed tool developed by Microsoft. At the same time, it offers all of the basics you need right out of the box, so you don't have to worry about highly complicated technical setup if you're not comfortable working in the trenches of a software tool.

Smarter organization: Thunderbird features a range of tools to make organizing your email as easy as possible. Including tabbed email browsing, smart searches, and custom folders to organize your messages, along with powerful spam filters that are better than a lot of Web-based tools, Thunderbird works well with most email services.

Cons

Desktop limitations: Because Thunderbird is a desktop tool for Windows, it doesn't synchronize directly with a mobile device natively. Yes you can set up a POP3 inbox so that all edits in Thunderbird appear at the server level, but it's an extra step that is required with tools like this. It's not unique, and the speed and flexibility of the software makes it a small complaint, but it's something to keep in mind if you compute on your tablet nearly as much as your desktop.

Bottom Line

If you don't like using relatively limited Web-based email tools, or if you'd like to further customize your browsing and organizational experience, Thunderbird is a must download. It's free, it has a number of available plug-ins and updates, and it's a perfect fit for almost anyone with multiple email accounts to manage.

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Editors' Review

by   / June 23, 2014

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free email program that offers a range of options for PC users without access to robust paid software like Microsoft Outlook. Allowing you to integrate multiple mailboxes with SMTP or POP protocols, Thunderbird is a lightweight, responsive piece of software that works well.

Pros

Open source and customizable: Because Thunderbird is developed by Mozilla, the group behind Firefox, it is more customizable than Outlook, a closed tool developed by Microsoft. At the same time, it offers all of the basics you need right out of the box, so you don't have to worry about highly complicated technical setup if you're not comfortable working in the trenches of a software tool.

Smarter organization: Thunderbird features a range of tools to make organizing your email as easy as possible. Including tabbed email browsing, smart searches, and custom folders to organize your messages, along with powerful spam filters that are better than a lot of Web-based tools, Thunderbird works well with most email services.

Cons

Desktop limitations: Because Thunderbird is a desktop tool for Windows, it doesn't synchronize directly with a mobile device natively. Yes you can set up a POP3 inbox so that all edits in Thunderbird appear at the server level, but it's an extra step that is required with tools like this. It's not unique, and the speed and flexibility of the software makes it a small complaint, but it's something to keep in mind if you compute on your tablet nearly as much as your desktop.

Bottom Line

If you don't like using relatively limited Web-based email tools, or if you'd like to further customize your browsing and organizational experience, Thunderbird is a must download. It's free, it has a number of available plug-ins and updates, and it's a perfect fit for almost anyone with multiple email accounts to manage.

User Reviews
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    3.8

    out of 1,235 votes

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    • 3 star 136
    • 2 star 102
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 68.2.0

  • Message Display WebExtension API
  • Message Search WebExtension API
  • Better visual feedback for unread messages when using the dark theme
  • Various issues when editing mailing lists
  • Integration with macOS addressbook and notifications not working after introduction of notarization
  • Application windows not maintaining their size after restart
  • Issues when upgrading from a 32bit version of Thunderbird to a 64bit version. Note: If your profile is still not recognised, selected it by visiting about:profiles in the Troubleshooting Information.

General

Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date October 22, 2019
Date Added October 27, 2019
Version 68.2.0

Category

Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements

Download Information

File Size 38.29MB
File Name Thunderbird Setup 68.2.0.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,050,467
Downloads Last Week 238

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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