is a popular free, cross-platform e-mail, RSS and newsgroup client.
Mozilla Thunderbird is packed with great features
such as IMAP/POP and HTML mail support, labels, quick search, a
smart address book, return receipts, advanced message filtering, LDAP
address completion, import tools, powerful search, and the ability to
manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts.
Mozilla Thunderbird includes a
fully-integrated Usenet newsgroup reader supporting all the basic
functions, such as subscribing to newsgroups, downloading
headers and messages, offline support and thread watching/ignoring.
It provides enterprise and government grade security features
such as S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, support for
certificates and security devices. There are a large number of add-ons
extend the functionality of Thunderbird.
It has won a number of awards including the 2006 Computer
Shopper Shoppers' Choice Award for best communications software.
- Advanced Folder and Message views
- Message Tagging to make it easier to organise emails
- Message templates
- Message history navigation
- Search functionality
- Timeline and filtering tools will help you pinpoint the
email you are looking for
- Message archiving
- Integrated spell checker
- Phishing protection
- Robusy privacy with automatic blocking of images embedded
in email messages
- Spam filtering
- Automatic updates
- Add-ons manager for extensions andthemes
- Mail Account setup wizard
- One-click address book
- Attachment reminder
- Activity manager
- Migration assistant
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