Mozilla Thunderbird 31.3.0 / 34.0 Beta 1

The Thunderbird project provides a total redesign of the Mozilla e-mail component
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Sending and receiving emails is like breathing these days, and you will need a reliable and extremely stable application to do it right. Mozilla 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.

Mozilla 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 Mozilla 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 Mozilla 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.

Bottom line

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.

Reviewed by , last updated on December 6th, 2014

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What's New in version 31.3.0
  • Fixes an issue where using LDAP autocomplete could end up with blank entries in the compose addressing list (Bug 1045753)
  • Fixes an issue where IRC participants were not removed from the display on leaving a channel.
  • Fixes a regression where Thunderbird wasn't respecting the skip integration option on the default client dialog.
  • Security fixes
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Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source email and news application that offers some advantages over other mail clients,...

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