A free, open source POP and IMAP email client by Mozilla that works across multiple platforms.
|License||Free (Open source)|
|Customizable and expandable through add-ons, intuitive user interface.|
|No native support for web-mail clients such as Gmail or Outlook.|
Thunderbird is a free, open source POP and IMAP email client developed by Mozilla.org, the same folks who brought you Firefox.
It incorporates multiple features including mail account setup wizard, one-click address book, attachment reminder, tabbed email, quick filter toolbar, search tools and message archive. It also has built-in “Do Not Track” and remote content blocking to protect your safety and privacy in accessing emails.
These are some of the notable features available with this excellent email client:
- Built-in spam filtering and RSS reader;
- Message color coding;
- Fast email search;
- Anti-phishing measures;
- Spell check as you type;
- Inbox filters;
- Kerberos authentication;
- Automatic updates;
- Ability to view your mail in conversational threads;
- Calendaring functionality.
Additional features can be added through free extensions. Find and install add-ons directly in Thunderbird with its add-ons manager, or check out most popular extensions here with a browser.
Using Thunderbird, you can easily set up accounts for email, calendar, address book, chat, filelink, feeds and newsgroups; or import mail messages, address book entries, feed subscriptions, preferences and filters from another program.