Mozilla Thunderbird 31.2.0 / 34.0b1 Beta / 35.0a2 Earlybird

Comprehensive and easy-to-use e-mail client which lets you chat with other people and supports extensions, multiple tabs and security features (e.g. signature, certificate, encryption etc.)

Mozilla Thunderbird is a cross-platform email client that includes a news reader and a chat module, while it is also able to manage multiple email accounts with advanced message filtering.

Simple setup and clear-cut environment

The installation process is easy-to-follow, it only requires you to press a few “Next” buttons, after which you can get started on managing your e-mail identities.

Thunderbird sports a modern, yet user-friendly interface that concentrates all of the software’s functions in a few menus. Popular features such as writing a new email, chatting or search are made available from a quick access toolbar.

Impressive security features and support for multiple tabs

Managing e-mail accounts with Thunderbird is really easy. You can open messages in new tabs, you can use labels to mark important messages and you can read news without ever leaving its interface.

In terms of security, Thunderbird is no less disappointing. The Junk email filters blocks dangerous content, while the anti-phishing feature prevents your passwords and data from being stolen. Thunderbird’s security engine also includes digital signatures, certificates and encryption.

Chat with others and add extensions

The chat feature allows you to communicate with your friends in an easy and comfortable manner (it supports XMPP, IRC, Google Talk and Twitter). You can add new contacts, join a chat room and customize your status.

The last, but not the least of Thunderbird’s many advantages is that it is highly customizable. New features can be added via extensions, just like in Firefox’s case. The overall look and feel can also be changed by using themes or skins.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Thunderbird gets a thumbs-up from us. It allows you to manage multiple email identities, it can be used to chat and read news, and it can be adjusted to your needs with the help of add-ons. The response time is good, the system’s performance is not going to be hampered and we did not come across any errors or crashes in our tests.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 11th, 2014

Also available: Portable Thunderbird


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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
file size:
25.3 MB
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developed by:
Mozilla
license type:
Ad-supported 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003
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C: \ Internet \ E-mail \ E-mail Clients
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What's New in version 34.0b1 Beta
  • Fixed bugs:
  • Bug 1023539: Fix occasional timeouts of TURN webrtc transports with one-way connections.
  • Bug 1069762 - Make CSP violation reports match the spec for redirects.
  • Bug 1085509 - Add telemetry for how many permanent certificate overrides users have.
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Mozilla Thunderbird is an open-source and cross-platform mail client and news reader for most modern operating systems...

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