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Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird 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 which extend the functionality of Thunderbird.

It has won a number of awards including the 2006 Computer Shopper Shoppers' Choice Award for best communications software.

 Thunderbird 31.6.0

Price
Free to download

Size
34.9MB
License

MPL/GPL/GLGPL tri-license

Developer
Mozilla Foundation

Website
mozilla.com/thunderbird

System Requirements
Intel Pentium II or AMD K6-III+ 233 MHz CPU (Recommended: 500MHz or greater)
64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
52 MB hard drive space

Linux kernel - 2.2.14 with the following libraries or packages minimums:

glibc 2.3.2
gtk+2.0
XFree86-3.3.6
fontconfig (also known as xft)
libstdc++5

Support:
Thunderbird Forums, Getting started with Thunderbird, Thunderbird Add-ons, MagicSLR, The Rumbling Edge

Selected Reviews:
PC Pro, PC Magazine,Softpedia

Features include:

  • Tabs
  • 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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