Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Free
Read, Organize and Archive electronic mail and newsletters
4.2  (25 votes)
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Mozilla Thunderbird 3 is a free Web mail handler, a strong desktop client with superior speed and responsiveness time. It is a MS Outlook replacement, very powerful for managing archives and Web mail offline, which loads fast, even when filled by multiple folders and RSS feeds.

The basic features remain: junk mail filters, HTML support, multiple accounts, POP, IMAP, and Microsoft Exchange server support. Security features include S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, and a built-in phishing detector.

New features include a new activity manager, a new Gmail-like e-mail archive functions, improved Growl notifications, and more keyboard shortcuts. The search tool integrates results with Spotlight desktop searches, along with Growl notifications and integration with the OS X address book.

Another improvement is the tabbed user interface: double-clicking a message opens it in a new tab. Plus Thunderbird will re-open the same tabs that were previously opened when closing and then restarting the program.

Max Santillana
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Review summary

Pros

  • POP, IMAP, Exchange Server compatible.
  • Tabbed interface.
  • Spotlight search integrated.
  • Folders, rules and filters.
  • Multiple Account handling.
  • Growl notification integration.
  • Mac Addressbook integration.
  • Free

Cons

  • None found
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