Thunderbird Reviews

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I have tried several email clients including Outlook, Em Client, Claws Mail, Zimbra Desktop, Mailbird... and went back to Thunderbird every single time.

Thunderbird is simply still the most customizable email client out there that delivers a solid, stable performance for the unbeatable price of free.

Supports an unlimited number of mailboxes, calendards, has full-text email search, can show you an unified inbox, you can easily compose HTML messages, read RSS feeds, use extensions etc. It's really a Swiss army knife.

The only real alternative is Claws Mail if you rather prefer a fast, lightweight client.

If you only use 1-2 mailboxes (or don't mind paying) and use Windows, Em Client is a decent alternative, too, with a steady release period.

Good to know: Thunderbird is not an abandoned project, it's maintained by the community and bugfixes, minor feature updates are being released periodically.


Still one of the best alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

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With emails you can go two ways

  • Dedicated client (outlook)
  • Web client (gmail, etc)

Thunderbird is still a great alternative to microsoft outlook

Has lots of plugins

The best ones in my opinion are these in image link below

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I need a Thunderbird version that uses IMAP

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Thunderbird has the best email filtering apparatus. It handles multiple email sources on your computer. I like the way I can use it to store my email in a great library on my Mac. It's search facility with a straight-forward method of defining multiple choices, choice of sub-folders. One thing I haven't learned how to do is importing and exporting email address table entries so that I can port them to my Yahoo and GMail accounts and vice-versa. From what I see on line, Thunderbird is just about the email manager - though it excludes calendar and related Outlook functions -

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Profile folder is not and can't be encrypted by Thunderbird... If your computer gets hacked, all your emails are stored in plain format...


I like it

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Really, I am not an expert, but this mailing agent works for me. I attached couple of mail boxes to it and use it daily. No bugs admitted.
I consider this the best app for Mac, for Windows I use The Bat


Páratlanul jó.

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Egyszeru és nagyszeru.Hajrá Mozilla :)

Easy and great. Go Mozilla :)

[Translated by Venom88, March 30]


Freezes ...

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... when dealing with big POP3 and IMAP Accounts (>3000 Emails, 300 MB) on Windows 7 x64.

Tried Evolution ... Works great.

[Edited by limex, December 14]


I like Thunderbird and Evolution.

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I like this and Evolution. I can't really say which is better. :/

Neither can I. I cant wait until Elementary's Postler or Yorba's Geary. Both projects seems very interesting, and might make old-school clients like Thunderbird and Evolution obsolete.


I don't use it anymore

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It was too slow and it lost one attachment once, so I don't use it anymore

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  • Classic UI
  • Cluttered / Slow Performance
  • Unable to change sender mail address

Excellent Email Client

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One of the best, if not thee best desktop email client.

[Edited by Zivistrov, April 11]


Excellent (ONLY as an e-mail client)!

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It needs some Add-ons though:

  • Enigmail (PGP)
  • FireTray ( Because it can not start hidden and can not be closed to tray on default!... In the name of Jesus Christ i beg you, fix this! This is a MUST HAVE function in every program what made for communication! )

Missing Functions:

  • 'Send Without Subject' warning handler - can't turn this warning off, annoying , there are unofficial add-ons and therefore they are not recommended
  • OTR messaging for the XMPP account, without it no one should use the chat! Very,very stupid move from its devs not implementing it to! (They started it they should finish it,lazy work)

Had potential but...

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Unfortunately the only working IMAP mail client (portable thanks to John T. Haller) which supports PGP and S/MIME.

Thunderbird has the ugliest UI in the universe, never ever seen such an ugly program before.

Very disturbing: If one wants to reply to an HTML mail (HTML mails are standard) Thunderbird is inserting weird color lines which should replace the ">" quotes. A no-go for me. No way to switch back to the original ">" or ">>". Postbox (Thunderbird for money) offers a quotes but answering at the top of an email makes no sense to me.