The Thunderbird project provides a total redesign of the Mozilla e-mail component
Sending and receiving emails is like breathing these days, and you will need a reliable and extremely stable application to do it right. Thunderbird is one of those rare applications that provides users with a feature-rich, easy to use and extendable email client. Besides begin an email client, the software is also a very good RSS news reader, as well as a newsgroup and chat client. It is supported and installed by default in many Linux operating systems.
Features at a glance
Among some of its major highlights, we can mention adaptive junk mail controls, saved search folders, global inbox support, message grouping, privacy protection, and comprehensive mail migration from other email clients.
Thunderbird is designed to be very comprehensive. It will help users communicate better in an office space, allowing them to send, received emails, chat with their colleagues, and stay updated with the latest news.
Few know that the application provides users with a built-in web browser functionality, using a tabbed user interface and based on its bigger brother, the powerful Firefox web explorer. Another interesting feature is the ability to add extensions, popularly known as add-ons, which will extended the default functionality of the application.
Supported operating systems
Do to the fact that it is written by Mozilla, the software supports multiple operating systems, including Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, as well as the 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms.
There are many popular Linux distribution that use Thunderbird as the default email client application, integrated in a wide range of open source desktop environments including GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, Openbox, Enlightenment, or KDE.
Using the Mozilla applications in a Linux environment is the best choice one can make. They are without any doubt among the most popular and open source email, news reader, newsgroup, chat and web browsing apps.