Thunderbird

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Thunderbird review by Robert  S.
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"good free email program"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is a good program that manages different email clients, both business and personal. It is capable of managing multiple mail accounts without any problem. It divides them into tabs and when clicking, it expands the inbox and all the other folders in the mail.

It syncs very quickly and emails are received in real time.

Every time you receive an email, a popup appears and it sounds. It is very useful if you are waiting for mail or if you are away from the computer so you can hear it immediately.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the lack of updates that this program has. There are many things that can be improved, especially the slowness of the program if there are many emails in the inbox. They must be sorted or erased so that it works smoothly.

I do not like the mail display to be below, and there is no tab or popup to read the mail.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to everyone that you need a free program to control, read and respond to electronic mail. To be free, it is one of the best ones on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly, in my company we use it as the main program to read and send electronic mail. It is a great program that for now serves us quite well.

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Thunderbird review by Noach L.
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"Best mail client for many handles"

What do you like best?

Very easy to organize emails with multiple addresses. The interface is clean and clear. The program is 100% free open-source and updates are available frequently. Themes are also available to personalize the interface. Easy to personalize writing styles as well (fonts, colors, custom spell-check dictionary, etc.).

What do you dislike?

Sometimes slightly difficult to set up mail account for some domains. Usually it is easy enough to find setup help, but can be time consuming. Independent domains are the real challenge (such as addresses from a personal website). Accounts from large domains such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail are easy to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the best bet for free, universal, easy to use software for managing lots of email within lots of accounts. Accounts are clearly divided and subcategories within them are possible as well. It is also possible to add RSS feeds and other non-email accounts within the same interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to organize larger email quantity. Much less likely to lose track of email or mix emails up, or to waste time with many different separate webmail interfaces. Also very easy to select reply-all, Cc, Bcc, etc. All-in-all just a much more efficient and effective email environment.

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Thunderbird review by Victoria P.
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"Email made easier"

What do you like best?

I mainly installed the thunderbird because it incorporated an agenda within the email client. I usually receive emails with customer appointments and I'm very good at pointing directly to the agenda.

When viewing the calendar next to you, you have a much clearer view of free days and busy days.

I love being able to incorporate different emails from different websites to work.

What do you dislike?

I do not like how difficult it is to change email. If you want to delete an account it is very difficult. It has so many options and tabs that it is not at first sight.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to everyone that you need a program to manage email and that it is easy to install, easy and very easy to use. It really is fantastic.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my company, we use this program as the main client to receive emails. All the employees use this client and they are all very happy because it is very easy to use and quite intuitive.

Thunderbird review by Juanjo R.
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"One of the best free software to manage emails"

What do you like best?

- We use this software at work to have all the emails of the employees in the same computer, so that we never lose time in answering the clients effectively.

- It is free and has many features and add-ons.

- almost everyone in our company knows how to use it. It has a very intuitive interface, and for a typical use (write, answer, delete emails) is perfect.

- It has a fairly large community because the program is open source.

What do you dislike?

- Sometimes the program stops suddenly and crashes.

- When you have to dump a lot of information in the emails (copy, delete multiple files or upload them) sometimes it goes very slow.

- Programmers tend to update their interfaces to make them more accessible and modern, but it seems that thunderbird programmers do not update the software as they should.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy, free email manager with lots of possibilities. For a company it is perfect to manage all the accounts of employees

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- It allows us to keep order with emails to always follow guidelines and never waste time and get along with customers

Thunderbird review by Tracy S.
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"Free email client"

What do you like best?

This program offers the multiple management of different electronic mail accounts and for free.

I like the option you have to preview the mail without having to open it completely.

You can also see the subject of the mail clearly without being cut. The images of the mail are seen correctly not like Gmail that often removes them.

You can receive the electronic mail in real time without having to update the inbox.

What do you dislike?

In order to use the calendar and the tasks you need to install an extension. I think the program should provide these tools within the same program without having to install any other extension.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I just recommend this program to anyone looking for alternatives to the typical mail client. This will please you, it's free and very easy to set up. Try it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this program to manage email but also as an agenda and as a management of tasks since it has the extension that offers these extra features. You have all the needs in one program.

My company manages different emails and the program allows us to manage it much more quickly.

Thunderbird review by Albert C.
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"Un buen gestor de correo electrónico"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor para mi es el poder tener múltiples cuentas de correo electrónico en un solo programa. Es muy útil si tienes una empresa con muchas cuentas o simplemente quieres tener todas tus cuentas personales en un solo sitio. Es gratuito y una buena alternativa a Outlook.

Puedes gestionar tus cuentas de correo con etiquetas, colores, carpetas, etc. para poder tener mejor organizado tu correo, así como escoger qué tipo de avisos y alertas quieres recibir.

Además, con la aplicación móvil tengo la posibilidad de recibir dónde y cuando necesito, todos los correos que me mandan.

What do you dislike?

Si gestionas muchas cuentas con muchos correos tiende a ir lento. El diseño del programa podría ser más moderno.

Da la sensación de que Gmail o Outlook está más extendidos que Thunderbird.

La aplicación para teléfono móvil (android en mi caso) podría ir más fluida y ser un poco más sencilla de utilizar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomendado si tienes que gestionar muchas cuentas de correo, y quieres tenerlas en la misma bandeja del programa.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tengo una empresa con muchas cuentas de correo electrónico, y este programa me facilita mucho poder tener en una misma ventana todas las cuentas, ahorrándome mucho tiempo.

Thunderbird review by Patricia X.
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"Free alternative to manage your email"

What do you like best?

It is a great program to manage both personal and work email. It has a very simple and simple interface to use.

What I liked most is to be able to add multiple emails and that you do not have to configure it, just add the email and the password and the program does everything for you.

It allows you to manage mail in folders and tags with the name you want, without any of its defaults.

What do you dislike?

The interface of the program is a bit old-fashioned. It would be nicer if you were upgraded a bit.

To clear an account is very difficult and you have to look very well to find it. They could change this feature a bit and make it easier for users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it to all those who need to administer their email and they need a free alternative that works well. I recommend it to all those who need to administer their email and they need a free alternative that works well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to manage the company mail. Being a free program is an alternative to take into account because the outlook is expensive and not so efficient.

Thunderbird review by Laura G.
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"Good to manage emails"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is a good email manager, it is easy to configure and very efficient. It does not consume many system resources and that is important when you work with many programs at the same time. It alerts you instantly when you have an email. It's great.

It allows to classify the email by folders and labels and you can add more accounts if you want.

Its interface is quite intuitive and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

What I do not like about this program is that it costs a lot to change the configuration parameters or delete the account. It is a bit farfetched.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a free option you have to keep in mind as an alternative of Outlook. It is great for small and large companies because it offers a variety of possibilities. You can add as many email accounts as you need and allow you to compress or expand the account information as needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to manage the email mainly. It is much easier to use than the one used by many hosting services.

It allows synchronization with your calendar and warns you of the events you have.

Thunderbird review by John P.
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"Good software to manage your email accounts"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of the UI to do it's job. You add the account, the password and that's it. You do not have to configure anything else because the program does it all for you.

You also can use Thunderbird as an agenda because it has a calendar to manage all your appointments.

It's very fast to load at first, it's true that sometimes it takes a lot but you can change the reload timer.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes a lot of time to receve the emails, it may be that you have a timer that only reloads the emails every so often.

The interface of the application could be modernized a bit because it seems a bit old-fashioned and somewhat simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it to all those who need a program to manage the mail and who do not want to use Outlook. It is much easier to use, the accounts are much more visual than the other programs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to manage the email of my company that I have. It is more comfortable to use Thunderbird than the email manager that provides the server of my web.

Thunderbird review by Angel F.
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"The ultimate mail manager"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is a great email manager, user friendly and powerful.

I really like the interface of the application, it helps the user to do most of the job without too many clicks and gives the users a lot of visual feedback to know the emails status and their relationships between a emails thread.

The options to manage multiple accounts within the application are straightforward.

Thunderbird has also a lot of great plugins which can be installed easily to boost its functionalities, helping users to connect Thunderbird seamlessly with other software products used in the daily work.

Another good aspect of Thunderbird is its resources consumption level, which is really low in comparison which other similar products.

The options to organize the mails using a folder structure and tags are really useful to find easily those old mails you need to recover for some reason.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes Thunderbird consumes a lot of disk space keeping physical offline copies of all the emails you get on your inbox.

The search functionaly is good but doesn't feel to be perfect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is a powerful tool for mail management which offers a lot of great functionalities for free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird helps users to manage and organize the mail reducing the time used for that purpose and in a less chaotic way.

Its user interface is easy to use and gives enough functionalities to cover almost every need regarding mail management.

Thunderbird review by Hugo F.
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"Organiza tu correo"

What do you like best?

Cuenta con un calendario en el que puedes organizar tus próximos eventos de forma muy sencilla. Puedes añadirle numerosos plugins para exprimir más el programa. Puedes guardar los correos en tu propio ordenador y en la nube. Otra cosa que me gusta es que puedes organizar tus correos en carpetas creadas por tí mismo para siempre saber donde se encuentra cada cosa.

What do you dislike?

En general me parece que cumple su función pero en ocasiones el programa se bloquea y hay que reiniciarlo, también tarda en cargar y va ligeramente lento. La interfaz cumple con lo esperado pero podría mejorar visualmente, modernizarse más.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomendación gratuita que cumple al 100% con tus expectativas.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Con esta herramienta gratuita organizas tu correo de manera muy fácil y eficaz ya que cuenta con una interfaz muy clara con baja curva de aprendizaje, aprenderás a controlar el programa muy poco tiempo. Comunicación entre compañeros de trabajo y clientes.

Thunderbird review by German M.
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"Alternativa gratuita."

What do you like best?

Es una gran alternativa a Outlook. Te permite catalogar todos tus emails en categorias, facilitando la organización y la claridad en tus correos. Ademas, es muy facil de configurar al principio, solo hace falta poner tu correo y la contraseña y ya esta. Cabe añadir que es gratuita.

What do you dislike?

La interfaz es un poco fea, la verdad es que parece más antiguo de lo que realmente es. Podrian modernizar un poco el aspecto. No todos los correos son fáciles de configurar, si tienes uno corporativo tendrás que ir añadiendo los parámetros de configuración que te ofrece el servidor o el host

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si quieres una alternativa mucho más fácil de configurar que Outlook, gratuita y que te facilitará la vida, elige Thunderbird. Un buen software que no te dará fallos de conexión, te ayudara en tu gestión de correos. Solo tendras que tener la paciencia de configurarlos todos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo utilizo para gestionar el correo electronico en mi dia a dia, tanto en el trabajo como en mi vida personal. Es una buena herramienta que te permite alojar varios correos y mantenerte informado y organizado. Lo recomiendo mucho la verdad. Es un buen software

Thunderbird review by Damian F.
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"Una buena aplicación para acceder a tus correos"

What do you like best?

Puedes gestionar tus correos electrónicos, chatear con más miembros de este software, unirte a grupos de noticias y también a canales, añadir direcciones y etiquetas y gestionar la cantidad de correos que entran en tu bandeja.

What do you dislike?

Consume constantemente RAM por su funcionamiento continuo para la recepción de correos y más derivados que cuenta Thunderbird como mensajería y más apartados.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo utilizar la aplicación para gestionar tus correos electrónicos principalmente, también añade opciones secundarias como realizar conversaciones o unirte a grupos de noticias y opciones que permiten mayor conocimiento de lo que ocurre en la actualidad y maneras de entretenimiento totalmente gratis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Utilizamos este cliente en nuestra empresa para la gestión de nuestros correos de empresa y organizarlos de manera eficiente con este programa, además, es de código abierto y cuenta con complementos para personalizar la aplicación como cada empleado desee, además, confiamos mucho en la seguridad que nos ofrece.

Thunderbird review by Robert A.
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"Acceso a tus correos"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird es una gran aplicación que te permite acceder y gestionar tus correos a través de su aplicación accediendo unicamente a través de tu correo y contraseña, además dispone de chats y de etiquetado y filtrado rápido de información para realizar búsquedas más especificas.

Además, este software es totalmente gratuito y puedes descargandolo simplemente con acceder a su pagina web oficial sin necesidad de pagar.

What do you dislike?

Me recuerda mucho al aspecto que utilizaba Mozilla Firefox para su interfaz de correo electrónico,

Copiar y adjuntar correos como archivos adjuntos no es tan fácil en Thunderbird como en Outlook.

Necesita complementos para el calendario y muchas otras características. Los complementos pueden tardar mucho en cargar creando, retrasos, tiempos de carga más lentos, etc.

Aunque no veo últimamente muchas mejoras, lo veo como un proyecto un poco avandonado que tiene muchísimo potencial.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird es preferido por muchos expertos en tecnología por varias razones, incluida que es un proyecto de código abierto, lo que permite que cualquier inspeccione y mejore la base de código, dicho esto, puedes trastear con el mismo programa o simplemente utilizarlo y probarlo ya que es gratis y no vas a perder nada por probarlo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gracias a Thunderbird, cuando he necesitado acceder a mis correos, ya que cuento con más de uno simplemente he accedido a ellos desde ahí, además es una manera más sencilla y fácil de organizarte si formas parte de un grupo de empresa y necesitas llevar rapidez en lo que realizas.

Thunderbird review by Alanna G.
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"Great Email Application"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird allowed me to organize my personal and various work emails in one place. Thunderbird has made it easy for me to toggle between accounts, making my email experience much for efficient.

What do you dislike?

Thunderbird could improve default settings with relation to spacing, font style, etc. Sometimes that can get a bit wonky, which requires extra time to correct. Setting navigation could be a bit more transparent as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is a great asset if you're managing several email accounts. It saves time and energy when accounts can be found in one place. It does a great job at filtering/monitoring spam as well. That's a huge bonus for us and one of the reasons we love it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird has made quickened our response time, allowing us to address our audience and customers at a much faster rate. We are able to increase our output with the use of this email application.

Thunderbird review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Mozilla Thunderbird - A relevant application to work with"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is fully featured, a secure and a very functional email application. The app lets the user handle the emails efficiently and easily. This Mozilla program filters away all the junk mails so easily that even a novice user has no issues to work with it.There are some views, filters, smart folders, tags, etc. which helps a user to manage different emails in Mozilla Thunderbird in a hassle-free way.

The application gets rid of the complete junk mail precisely from the user account. It even detects the scams too

What do you dislike?

As such I liked each and feature of the application, from the day I have started using it. There are just 1-2 minor things that need to be changed or optimized such as, the Mozilla Thunderbird RSS feed reader can be integrated better and it can also offer more power even. The Thunderbird application can be more helpful if one can do suggesting tags or reply text.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As such, there isn't anything to be changed, according to me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This Mozilla application offers a relevant and streamlined interface along with a very powerful email package. Not only is Thunderbird a secure email client; it even does not have sophisticated spam filter knock out most junk mail. Mozilla Thunderbird program even helps a user to organize and find the good and original emails.

It also provides flexible views, free-form tags, powerful filters and the virtual folders make it a snap to handle a very large amount of emails.

Thunderbird review by Chris M.
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"Free email management"

What do you like best?

Free email management, support different email provider email send and receive.

Custom tag for bookmark email, let user easy handle email category.

What do you dislike?

Sometime Thunderbird will show out the last email content and attachment, not the current receive email content. User need refresh software or click other email folder to refresh email content.

Some image missing when the image is show in email content and attach file in email.

Some special character such as "->" in email content, Thunderbird will show " à ".

But it not support mobile view, do not have function for user view email using mobile view in PC way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you do not have extra powerful email tools, you can try to use this software. It is free and it can support basic function for you. Although sometime it has some error, it can be accept i think.

Remind you again, It is FREE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Show out the source code for email, when i need to check out some edm content it help me solve the problem. Auto block some not trust source image.

Thunderbird review by Serge B.
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"The best tool for my mails and agenda."

What do you like best?

This is a great tool I use to manage all my several mails accounts . I like all the options of filtering and the agenda !

What do you dislike?

I do not like the fact that I can't have a filtering rule for all my accounts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

thunderbird is a free, easy, and fast solution to manage your emails !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had to find a solution for my business and my private emails, I manage several private and business account, all is clear and in one place only. Also, Thunderbird filter the spam, and help me to range my folders. I synchronise my agendas with my google account an dcan knoxw set an appointment directly form my mail box. Thunderbird is usefull also for managing the email adresses, I had a lot and with some tools I car order them with som plugins. The fact is that now, i have no spam at all, the tool has deleted all the spams. There are a lot of usefull plugins and I can not tell wich is the best, I like some adresse recovering plugins, that helps me for doing my lists of personns I want to write. As I write some newsletters, It is always an horror to filter them to hav a clean list, now I have.

I could not work at all without thunderbird since I have tested it, it is an every day fellow !

Thunderbird review by Jason B.
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"Thunderbird - A Solid, Free Email Management Application"

What do you like best?

Anytime I can save money by not having to buy something for the solution is an advantage in my mind. I think this is especially true for personal use and for individuals that are self-employed and trying to save on expenses wherever they can find the opportunity.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, I've gotten spoiled by the features I've gotten used to as normal with an enterprise email application like Outlook. Because I've used Outlook for so long, it just makes it harder to make the transition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're wanting a good offline email client and would prefer to stay away from Microsoft products, this is probably one of your next choices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Obvious business problem is providing an offline email solution for individuals to use when needed. For that capacity, this program works well, so the benefits my clients have enjoyed have been worthwhile for them and their needs.

Thunderbird review by Andrea C.
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"Organize your email inbox"

What do you like best?

As a supervisor in the marketing area, I receive a lot of emails regarding differente campaigns every day. Thunderbird has the option of organizing your emails through different tab colors and I like this feature the most, since it allows me to categorize each email in different categories.

What do you dislike?

It has a static interface, which limits your creativity when you want to organize your different tabs and windows in the platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You might have to give a small induction about the product so that you can exploit all of its features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows a secure and instant exchange of information between my clients and employees in the company. At the same time we have a software that allows a great capacity of information saved.

Thunderbird review by User
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"El mejor gestor de correos con diferencia"

What do you like best?

Facilidad de uso y configuración de cuentas. Conexiones con servidores de correo estables y rápidas, buena organización del correo y una gran comunidad que lo apoya. Muy recomendado.

Permite importacion y exportación de una forma muy sencilla, así que no hay problema si vienes de otro software estilo Outlook.

What do you dislike?

Nada, podemos decir que es el software perfecto para la gestión del correo. Quizás algunos lo cataloguen como de un software menos vistoso o más sencillo en sus funciones, pero precisamente esto es lo que hace que Thunderbird sea lo que es, práctico y de calidad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si usas gestor de correos, es tu mejor opción con diferencia, no te lo pienses y pruébalo! Gratuito, fácil de configurar y muy estable.

Detras esta el equipo de Firefox que también tienen su maravilloso navegador.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Todo, veníamos de usar Outlook que sólo nos daba problemas con las cuentas y fallos de conexión. También hemos mejorado en la organización del correo y la gestión interna de los mismos. Nos ha sido muyfácil importar las cuentas.

Thunderbird review by Phillip M.
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"Amazing email service allows for integrated communication across multiple OS"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Thunderbird is the ability to set it to deploy with pre-configured settings for multiple operating systems. For example, Server Admins and some programming staff may be necessary to work on linux/unix operating systems. As such, it can be deployed on those machines with their needs in mind.

On the other hand, business administration employees whose tasks would be better suited for Windows machines can likewise be very similarly configured before being deployed on those machines.

Not to mention, the graphical design teams tend to prefer Mac/Unix machines, and can be configured and deployed very similarly on their machines as well.

It truly allows for a cross operating system deployment with minimum extra effort spent by the IT department.

What do you dislike?

I can't particularly think of anything that I dislike about Thunderbird. It is cutting edge as far as scalability, security, and has excellent native-support for all common operating systems. Furthermore, it creates a unified environment for company users, so that it is only necessary to train/troubleshoot employees on a single email system. This creates less of a burden on the IT Department, and it keeps users from having to learn a new system any time they may transfer to a different department.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For anyone that has reason to deploy multiple different operating systems within their company, and wish to maintain some uniformity in the email clients their employees utilize.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The major problem solved is having a uniform platform that all employees employ. This reduces confusion drastically when troubleshooting. It also allows user to take advantage of the Thunderbird scheduling features to keep employees on the same page on regards to meetings etc. Also, due to Thunderbird being available software that they can utilize on their personal devices, it allows employees to stay connected from their home environments if they are authorized to do so. If they are not, then it is configurable to deny access from outside the work environment. All in all, it helps with workflow, security, and uniform communication throughout the company.

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I have uploaded a screenshot of my personal Thunderbird account due to confidentiality agreements.

Thunderbird review by Gabriel P.
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"Sad"

What do you like best?

it is, sadly, the best one for free. Its easy to use at first, but i think they could erase some options and leave only important things on front, then they can add options for those who cares... I think they have tried to make a software too heave for what some of us need... I need it to work easily and without too much work from me, not as if i would like to do nothing, but if could be that way i know i would love it.

What do you dislike?

Thunderbird is a horrible software, old design, and without many of the things you need from this kind of stuff... It has troubles to update and mails are only purchase... I know it could be better knowing a lot about it, but its hard to be able to learn when what you see is not good... i would prefer to use a different software, but it is, sadly, the best one for free

Recommendations to others considering the product

take a time travel to 90's, i think it should be a little bit better (or much better)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

getting multiple mails in one window, but its hard to update, i only use it for mails without importance. Main benefit is the fact is free, then you should go for what some people with more knowledge about this things care, probably the best one for programmers and guys like those. For me, a journalist trying to do my job, its sad...

Thunderbird review by Regan M.
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"White Label Email For Business Made Easy"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is an easy application to use and install. It is compatible with white label business addresses, which is great for branding. Additionally, it has many defaults built-in to protect from viruses.

What do you dislike?

The application is not as easily compatible with Apple products, although after going through the proper avenues to access the e-mail on the iPhone, there has not been any further issues. I would prefer it be compatible with Google Calendars, as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely, work with someone who is experienced in the software to help you ensure compatibility across different platforms you use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird allows us to easily communicate with clients and team members within our brand standards.

Thunderbird review by Ryan S.
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"Best Email Client Around"

What do you like best?

There are so many things that are awesome about Thunderbird. I was a hardcore Outlook user for a year. About 4 years ago I switched to Thunderbird based on some recommendations. It takes a little while to get used to it when coming from outlook. However, you'll find that the features and use of add-ons can make things much easier to use. The best part about it is that it's free!

What do you dislike?

I wish Thunderbird has meeting support. To explain, there are two meeting scenarios I Have issues with. I use Goto meeting frequently. Outlook has a great Goto Meeting plugin that makes integration easy between the two programs. That and scheduling a meeting with other people or when receiving a meeting invitation, the "Accept" and "Decline" don't seem to work correctly. When clicking accept, I've had it email back an entire recipient list (sometimes over 100 people) with my reply. So I have to say I haven't used that in a while because it becomes a pain when I have used it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it an honest try. Once you use it for a little while, you'll love it. It's easy to use and if you need help, there are a bunch of forums and other places to find answers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Email, calendar, and tasking. Thunderbird had great email client support and excellent calendar abilities.

Thunderbird review by José D.
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"Thunderbird: Make easy the email!"

What do you like best?

The interface design for the user is the first thing that stands out from the Thunderbir, in addition to how simple and easy it is to use it, since you have everything at hand, very intuitive and certainly easy to configure with most mail servers regardless of the domain you use, it's definitely very powerful!

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I find as a disadvantage is the low compatibility with different formats of email addresses to be imported and used in Thunderbird.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an email client, to manage your corporate emails, develop email campaigns for you or your customers, Thunderbird is the best option in the market, totally free, lightweight and has the support of Mozilla (the same developers of Firefox), this mail client also allows you to synchronize your calendar in a simple and very effective way, so you can keep your agenda up to date.

Undoubtedly Thunderbird is the best email client!

So do not think about it anymore and start enjoying the power of Thunderbird.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

According to the disposition of the clients, in paying or not to pay for an emailing campaign, Thunderbird turned out to be an excellent alternative of low cost, really it is not paid for the service of Thunderbird but if the clients must pay for the HTML design of the emails for your campaigns. In this way, with Thunderbir I was able to solve this point in my work for clients.

Thunderbird review by Jennifer L.
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"Thunderbird has given me a great alternative to Outlook"

What do you like best?

I like that Thunderbird doesn't weigh down my computer the way that Outlook does. When I need a software to actually just check email, this is my favorite since it loads quicker than Chrome does on my computer as well to check from the web.

For personal use, I really like Thunderbird (even when I am using Office365 for work). It works very smoothly with my Gmail account and notifications aren't bulky and push to me quicker than they do on my phone.

What do you dislike?

Functionality within Office 365 isn't complete. If your company works 100% within the Office365 environment, some key features may be missing in Thunderbird. The integration isn't seamless.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is free and allows you to sync up your email from multiple accounts easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have to use my personal computer for work, so having this software allows me to use it while I can continually run other CPU heavy programs.

Thunderbird review by Josh H.
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"Smooth and predictable as a Thunderbird should be..."

What do you like best?

It works with pretty much every type of email provider available. It's free, so you don't have to worry about purchasing or upkeep on licenses. It's a familiar user interface that is easy to navigate without a lot of training or explanation needed. Its kinda fun all the skins and plugins that they have available as well, but certainly not a requirement.

What do you dislike?

The biggest beef I have with the bird is speed. I have looked at other options because of this, but still come back to Thunderbird because of the features available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't give up if you don't see what you need right off the bat. Some things are quite different than you might see in MS Outlook, but many of the differences make it better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to install this software on all of our business computers without any cost involved. This is great because we can even keep our shop floor people plugged in to what's going on without keeping up MS Office licenses. Sure we still use MS Office in places, but there's no reason to get it just for Outlook when Thunderbird provides the same features. We also have set up a local email server for storage/archiving and with Thunderbird the simple 'drag and drop' between accounts makes it very simple for our people to keep email history centralized for easy retrieval.

Thunderbird review by prateek s.
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"Best free tool to replace outlook"

What do you like best?

Its different. Though similar to outlook, it has a different user experience which makes it more fresh. I use MS outlook both on work as well as mobile, so am pretty bored of the same experience and the same tones in both. Thunderbird gives me a break from both of them

From a corporate usage perspective, costing means valuable financial resources. Money spent on software means less money spent on manpower. This is where Thunderbird chips in.

It allows to send emails and attachments upto 25mb, and infact even allows to attach emails in the exact way you'd do in an outlook. Its especially helpful in small companies where Gmail/yahoo is used as primary email and companies do not invest in a full fledged email server to provide a unique branded email id to its employees, and does not contain sensitive client information which should not be stored on the cloud servers.

What do you dislike?

Copying and attaching mails as attachments isnt as smooth in THunderbrd as it is in Outlook. Formatting is needed to the text coming from Word/other Microsoft office products used with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep improving your work. Add more features and keep it trademark Mozilla. I am completely in support of thundrbird for windows/

Hallelujah

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to manage multiple emails at one place, easy peasy. No need to run around here and there. Also, i can filter and search easily, and store emails offline when i do not have internet around.

Thunderbird review by Brian Z.
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

The addons for this product are great. It opens up a lot of functionality. Overall, the resource utilization is low compared to competing products. There is no cost to use this product, which for a full blown and fully featured email client is unique. Installers for Windows, Mac and Linux is nice. Ability to use the beta / pre-release versions is great for added functionality.

What do you dislike?

Functionality is not native to the product. You need add ons for calendar and many other features. The addons can load down the application a lot, delays, slower load times, etc. Although the addons are nice, it relies on the authors of them to keep them updated. Outdated addons can lose their functionality, thus leaving you without options you may be relying on. There are also more bugs and quirks in Thunderbird compared to Outlook for example, but that is a trade off for using open source software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is a great product with good advanced functionality. Regarding heading in the right direction, I would say it is, but with Mozilla removing themselves from the product, the future is put into question.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird allows for flexible email solutions with advanced features. Support for S/MIME and PGP is great. The install is lighter than most alternatives of similar functionality making it a good upgrade from web based email systems.

Thunderbird review by Lauren H.
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"thunderbird email program"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is a great email program! You can easily organize your emails into folders;which is my favorite option. Since working for a company, I get emails for a wide variety of purposes. For example: orders, invoices, sales requests, etc.

What do you dislike?

Not to much to dislike with this email program; one thing would be that i have had it shut down on me about a week ago, but no problems before or since.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely use Thunderbird! It has been a great help to me in organizing my emails for work!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This email program enables our company to send and receive emails. We have several emails set up with this program; including one email that we all access.

Thunderbird review by David G.
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"Thunderbird, your complete email management solution."

What do you like best?

I like the ease with which it can be set but also the level of personalisation that the software provides (ingetration of Google Calendar, various dictionaries + loads of other features). I have it installed on all of our office computers & the familiarity of being able to switch from one desk to another & find the familiarity of all my folders etc is great.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing much I dislike as it seems to do everything that I need it to at the moment. I suppose that increasing the wordprocessing side of things could be a good idea in case an email needs special edits etc but other than that, it's a very good product!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend using Thunderbird as it's very sound product, is free & has a large community of users that makes problem solving very easy indeed! The catalogue of add-ons is quite impressive showing the engagement that the Thunderbird community has with the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of our business takes place via email & integrating Thunderbird with our Google Apps account via IMAP means that we can have multiple users set up on most of our office desktops & also home computers so that work can be done in a familiar environment wherever I may be!

Thunderbird review by Bill R.
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"Full-featured email client for cloud skeptics or privacy fans"

What do you like best?

Price (free)

Can store mail locally instead of in cloud (unlike Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.)

Works with multiple mail accounts

Works with POP and IMAP servers

Expandable via "Add-ons" -- many available

Very configurable, especially with add-ons

Full text indexing of emails for fast searches

Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux

What do you dislike?

Full text index breaks too often

Account settings are too complicated

Can't copy account settings from one account to another

Can't duplicate accounts

Can't apply changes to multiple accounts at once

Mail folder selection is done only through drop-down combo boxes, which is a pain for non-trivial structures (this can be somewhat alleviated with add-ons like Nostalgy)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you previously used Eudora, try the MoreLayouts, Nostalgy, and QuickFolders add-ons.

Some email providers let you access your mail via POP3 instead of IMAP, so it isn't retained on their servers.

You can also set up a local email server (like hMailServer on Windows) to download email from your providers and store it locally while letting you access it via IMAP from multiple computers. To access it from outside your local network use SSH tunneling or a VPN. I use Thunderbird this way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't like cloud-based email because I prefer to have control of my data. Thunderbird lets me keep my mail -- including customer messages -- on my computer.

I used to use Eudora, but support for it stopped years ago, and it has issues with recent versions of Windows. Thunderbird is my replacement.

Thunderbird review by Nathaniel L.
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"Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure, and usable Mail client."

What do you like best?

Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully built, secure, and very functional email client. Plus it is a RSS feed reader built in. It also does a good job filtering away junk mail. It finds messages very fast and lets you filter results by date, contact, etc. It also can be run from a USB drive, SD card etc, network\share location. It also runs on older OS like Windows XP/2K/2003/Vista/Win7. Overall it is good for the price (free) and no others at this price come close to it for usability and functionality. On a good note require a feature not in the base Thunderbird distribution package, an extension might do the trick.

What do you dislike?

What do you dislike? Thunderbird could be more useful and helpful with showing related information, like suggesting Folders, or possibly Labels for example. Mozilla Thunderbird is no longer actively developed (except for security updates). Which might change.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fast, cheap, and easy to use. Easy on the wallet and also no cost other than time to learn and use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost is the first and foremost as this is a easy on the wallet and easy for end users to learn. Boess liked it as it does not have a monthly/yearly cost to it.

Thunderbird review by Josh V.
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"One of the best desktop email clients"

What do you like best?

I love webmail and the ability to access my email from anywhere in the world. However, when I'm using the same computer 90% of the day, and I have half a dozen email addresses to keep up with, a desktop email client is definitely necessary. I love how Thunderbird combines all of my inboxes into one simple and functional interface.

Thunderbird offers a great number of ways to customize the experience. I can install themes that make the application easier and more pleasing to look at for long periods of time. I can install extensions that tremendously enhance the built-in functionality. It's incredible.

What do you dislike?

My biggest problem with Thunderbird is that it is a memory hog. I tend to leave my computer running for weeks at a time, and Thunderbird likes to chew up tons of my RAM. I've seen it consume nearly 20GB of my 64GB RAM before.

I also dislike that Thunderbird has kind of been forgotten by Mozilla. It's not receiving the kind of love that Firefox continues to receive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Another great feature offered by Thunderbird are the add-ons. I use Enigmail to easily encrypt and decrypt messages with colleagues. I've yet to find another email client (web or desktop) that offers such easy access to encryption while still leaving the GPG keys under my control.

I'm also using Lightning add-on to provide a calendar within Thunderbird. I have several Google Calendars synced with Lightning. Just as with email, I love having a combined view of both personal and business events.

Thunderbird review by Christopher M.
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"Using Thunderbird for my company has helped in a major way. "

What do you like best?

The ability to filter emails in almost any way is exceptionally helpful for businesses. I get nearly 400 emails per day and without a way to organize them I wouldn't get any work done. I can also integrate chats, calendars, to-do lists and more so that I can keep on track and organized day to day.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it's so difficult to delete multiple folders from RSS feeds, Occasionally deleting large amounts of emails or compacting the email folders takes quite a long time but only when you're trying to process hundreds of emails at once.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need an all-in-one email system that does just about everything else under the sun, then Thunderbird is for you. It's built by and based on Mozilla Firefox, offers dozens of add-ons, calendars, to-do lists and more. Signing in to multiple accounts is easy as is getting your email, it's just one click away.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I own a web design business and I get nearly 400 emails per day, having the ability to automatically sort emails into specific folders is a major time saver. Thunderbird also automatically blocks any remote content in messages which has really helped reduce the risk of downloading crypto and other virii.

Thunderbird review by Martin M.
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"Very robust and versatile e-mail client and calendar, with extension support"

What do you like best?

Open source, free in company use as well. The flexibility of free plugins allows using OpenPGP (GPG) encryption (via Enigmail), CardDAV+CalDAV link to shared contacts and calendar on ownCloud server etc. Mail archive is in standard format therefore theoretically easy to migrate to other software. Great plugins allow making per-month archives, set up how old mail should be kept on server and which should be already moved just to local folders that can then be backuped easily.

What do you dislike?

The contacts directory is lacking important features and is clumsy for years without any significant improvement. Even plugins cannot fix it completely. Another major issue is when one allows Thunderbird to be indexed by WIndows, it starts creating thousands of small files each file for one message. This complicates making backup to network drives due to many small files (very slow).

Recommendations to others considering the product

When deploying on more computers and you need several plugins consider preparing some bundle with the plugins and the settings beforehand to make the installtion as much unattended as possible. The issue is that connecting to email account may require different credentials than connecting to CardDAV and CalDAV server where your conctacts and calendars may reside. FOr installing just plain Thunderbird Ninite is a nice way to do it quickly, though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird is THE email client and shared calendar app for whole company. We save on licenses of MS Office, Thunderbird is multiplatform and we use it on Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux because we have very heterogenous infrastructure.

Thunderbird review by User
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"Very good and easy to work with software"

What do you like best?

I like the best about thunderbird that is Very easy to understand and to work with software, I got everything on display on the monitor so I don't have to struggle looking the information. I work at a CALL Center and we take the complanings and requests For every costumer that calls and is Very easy to take them which makes My work super easier. Even the mails are easier to Read and to respond because this platform works with our corporative Mail.

What do you dislike?

In general I like the software but I would like to have the Mail and the notes on the same page, I know these are different things but I would like to open One page and two labels, One For My company Mail and One For My complaning Service .

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/A

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We take complanings and requests For costumers 24/7 which is a Very large amount of reports We have to deliver every day and this software is Very easy to work with For that. It helps to improve our tasks by making it easier and faster and more efficient Which is Very good and helps us to do a better work For the costumers.

Thunderbird review by Kacper J.
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"Does the job perfectly, but is beginning to become dated."

What do you like best?

Thunderbird for Mac offers much more flexibility than the default Mail app and other competing software on the market. Advanced settings allow you to control everything from signatures to SSL settings - making it ideal for us as power users. In addition, the quick filter tool means that you can easily search through messages to find that crucial email that you're trying to find!

What do you dislike?

Thunderbird is becoming dated in looks and can be complex to use to the average user. Updating its user interface would increase our trust in the software. However, the fact that it's staying behind in the past has caused us to move away to Spark. Thunderbird feels like software made for Windows that was later integrated into Mac OS. The user interface critically needs an urgent revamp to keep up with the competition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is not the software to use if you are looking for a clean and modern app. It feels like software made for Windows, rather than Mac, meaning that you can feel out of place. If looks don't matter, you will easily get to love this piece of software!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird allowed us to send emails to our team and clients, whilst organising them in a single view. Signatures allowed us to stay professional, while the carefully thought out layout meant that we could easily manage our emails and tasks.

Thunderbird review by Roberto M.
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"A very complete email manager"

What do you like best?

What I like most is the ease of creating filters and keeping my messages organized. another important thing is that it opens quite fast and I feel that the connection to the server is fast too.

What do you dislike?

I would like that the created filters could be interpreted and learned by the server to avoid having to do it in two ways. That interpretation from Thunderbird to the server would be excellent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it. It's free and super complete.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better organization of the mails. Categorization and automation thanks to filters.

Thunderbird review by Onika B.
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"Gran aplicación para organizar la bandeja de correo electrónico"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird me ha permitido organizar mis correos teniendo el email personal y el correo de empresa en el mismo sitio.

Con Thunderbird es nuy facil cambiar entre varias cuentas, solo hace falta un clic.

What do you dislike?

Thunderbird podría añadir más funciones, como que fuente utilizar, colores...

También me parece que podrian mejorar la interfaz y hacerla más amigable y atractiva, lo cual tambien haría que sea más fácil de usar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird es un gran programa si buscas como organizar tu correo electrónico. Ademas hace un gran trabajo bloqueando el correo no deseado.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Como ya dije antes, con Thunderbird puedo organizar mi correo personal y de empresa y tenerlo todo en un mismo sitio sin nada de desorganización.

Thunderbird review by Fernand J.
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"Great Full-Featured Mail Client"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is great for all-round IMAP mail management. It has quite a good search function and the reliability and stability is pretty good. Mail filtering rules are effective.

What do you dislike?

Memory utilization is a bit higher than it could be. Searching can be a bit slow. Watch out for the default printer... sometimes it gets stuck on the wrong printer so you have to go into the advanced config to make edits.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great mail client but watch for default printer issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

General user mail. Works well and uses less resources than Outlook for users that don't need a fully fledged mail/calendaring client.

Thunderbird review by User in Graphic Design
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"Thunderbird is the best email client for managing multiple email accounts"

What do you like best?

It installs fast and just works. I can go to the online store and quickly add all of the useful add-ons I want. I manage a long list of email accounts easily and I can setup folders that help me organise different types of emails received.

What do you dislike?

It is very difficult to fault Thunderbird as it does everything I need and more. If I had to nitpick I'd say that a more material design atheistic to the UI would be very nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look through the large collection of add-ons that are available as they give Thunderbird an amazing array of abilities.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I help manage the CEOs email accounts which he has many of and using the add-ons I can create multiple signatures and auto replies for each individual account that saves a lot of time.

Thunderbird review by User
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"Extremely useful"

What do you like best?

I have six e-mail accounts and some of them from different servers, so having them all in the same place saves me time and makes everything more efficient and fast. You can add not only personal e-mail accounts but also business accounts. Usually configuration is automatic but there is also a manual option. You can personalize some features such as notifications and templates.

What do you dislike?

Interface could be less simple and an app version for mobile phones would be great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In conclusion, I definately recommend Thunderbird. When dealing with dozens of messages daily, having all accounts together, makes reading and answering e-mails a lot faster. In addition, you can have your personal and business e-mails together, but no mixed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When you have accounts from different servers you have to open several web pages and it can be tedious and time-consuming. With thunderbird you have everything in one place and there are different filters if you need to find an specific message fast.

Thunderbird review by Ivan P.
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"I use it daily for work since day one"

What do you like best?

I like ease of use and posibility to open mails in tabs. I often use search functionality and it works the way I like. Easier to use than other mail clients and not so clunky as others.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it opens twice and sometimes its GUI buttons for minimize, maximize and close are unable to click (may be windows 10 issue). Other than that small issues, it works perfectly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I installed it when it came out just to try it, been user since then. I have used other mail clients but the overall exerience was far better in Thunderbird. If you are using other mail client and want something better, please do try Thunderbird, it will surprise you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have nice signature and I communicate with clients with thunderbird, works good and fast, renders mails perfectly.

Thunderbird review by John W.
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"Fast and reliable"

What do you like best?

This email client runs very fast and reliable with 10k+ messages. I use the tag function to mark important / to-do messages so that I can find the message easily. Also the opened tab is preserved when the application is re-opened.

What do you dislike?

It is perfect for my daily use. I cannot find anything disliked.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is free and open sourced. It performs better than Microsoft Outlook.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird manages my emails professionally and reliably. I don't need to worry about unexpected program exit like Microsoft outlook.

Thunderbird review by Zach M.
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"Not entirely sure why this software exists..."

What do you like best?

The interface is clean, I suppose. It reminds me of my days using Outlook pre-Office 365.

What do you dislike?

The usefulness or necessity of a third-party software-based email client entirely escapes me. Notifications? Gmail can do that. Search? Gmail can do that. Archiving? Gmail does that and Thunderbird doesn't. Why would any company choose to use both a paid email service and Thunderbird (which requires additional training) when there is a perfectly free and mostly native email experience available with Gmail? It truly boggles the mind.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Seriously. Use Gmail. I had no idea Thunderbird even existed, and now I wish I never had.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When using Thunderbird, the software caused more problems than it solved. Emails were constantly lost, there was little to no organization, and the additional tasking load on the PC was completely unnecessary.

Thunderbird review by Jacopo V.
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"My experience with thunderbird"

What do you like best?

I keep it opened almost all day and It works without any crash; I had to export all the data and profile settings into a different os (from windows to Linux), and it was really easy to import/esport mail/contacts. Last but not least it supports good css so it is possible to create nice looking and responsive email being sure thunderbird users will display them the best

What do you dislike?

Mail as discussions keep as date reference the date of the first email, causing you to scroll down in history and look for the new mail: maybe there is a setting to overcome this behavior but I couldn't find it.

It lacks a good and easy tag/categories management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using work email, with multiple addresses. Main benefits are ease to import/export data between different systems.

Thunderbird review by User
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"El mejor gestor de correo"

What do you like best?

Facilidad de uso y configuracion, muy estable, conexion rapida con servidores de correo, buena organizacion, etc. Thunderbird sin lugar a dudas es el mejor gestor de correos actualmente. Sencillo pero muy práctico a la vez.

What do you dislike?

No tengo ningún problema a la hora de usar este sofware, todo perfecto y funcionando.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sin duda lo recomiendo. Para tener tus correos a salvo y la información bien ordenada, Thunderbird es el mejor gestor que vas a encontrar...y gratis!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hemos conseguido por fin un gestor de correo que funcione bien, lo cual nos ayuda a la organización de la información que recibimos a diario por este medio.

Ganamos en comunicación y organización.

Thunderbird review by Alisha M.
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"The bird is the word "

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is a great program that lets you easily send e-mails back and fourth. We implement it in our dental office because we have to send x-ray back and fourth multiple times a day. I've never had an issue with sending e-mails which is great because in the past when we've used Hotmail, or some other type of e-mail system it would not send our attachments. Being able to get a reply with x-rays from another doctor is extremely important. Sometimes we have to make a decision on the spot and I need to make sure that an e-mail was sent and received promptly.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I dislike is the set up with the e-mails. There is no color coding or anything to separate different e-mail boxes like Gmail has. If I had to change something I would set up the boxes a bit differently so that I can clearly see right away what is new and what is old. When you have a lot of dental e-mails all together the unread and read system does not work that well. I cannot flag e-mails I can only star them which I am never sure if that saves them long term or not. Other than that this is a great and SIMPLE system to use. Anyone can use this e-mailing system with ease which is great for our employees who are a bit tech deprived.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is just easy, it's plain and simple LITERALLY. You do not have to rely going into a browser to get to your e-mails you can be logged in forever so that you have constant e-mail flow and not miss a beat. Honestly, the only flaw for me is that I would like to see some color coding. But, alas I have not really seen that anywhere besides GMAIL and I'm not sure they even do it anymore or if it's only because of my phone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Teaching front desk how to use the e-mail and separate x-rays and copy them into dolphin imaging has been a great help. Sometimes x-rays can get lost in translation if someone does not see an attachment on the e-mail. But making sure that everyone is on the same page is a great way to make this e-mailing system run perfectly. Also, making sure that our older co-workers who are not tech savy can use this system without fail.

I'm actually not sure if I am able to upload a screen shot for this because it has sensitive material. But, if I am able to Monday at work I will edit my review tomorrow and upload a screen shot.

Thunderbird review by Russell H.
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"Better than the default client"

What do you like best?

It has more flexibility than that the default windows 10 email client. Of course you can use add-ons and customize similar to Firefox.

What do you dislike?

I wish it was a sit cleaner and more minimal. I like the tabs but opening a new tab for every email search and click can quickly clutter your inbox.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For me it was between Window's 10 client and Thunderbird. The windows 10 client was a bit more User friendly, but lacked some key features that were important to me. If you need more features. Thunderbird is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This lets me easily manage multiple email accounts. The main feature I like to use which the default client does not have is the ability to archive. It's important for me to store messages with out removing them altogether while also keep my inbox clean.

Thunderbird review by Benjamin W.
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"Better than Outlook? I think so. "

What do you like best?

Easy to use interface; open source; passionate advocates who develop add-ons, and seamless integration to Zoho and Gmail/google for Business. The simple layout and the low resources needed for multiple (large) email accoutns across all mx suppliers we use is excellent. There is not a better local solution in my opinion that offers as much as this for no cost. All things aside, I'd choose this over a paid version (from another vendor) anyways.

What do you dislike?

Slightly clunky on the setup; calendaring needs add-ons to work well; Search isn't AMAZING

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have backups of your other email when you switch over.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it as a direct (and I think superior) replacement for outlook; despite having access to outlook through licensure.

Thunderbird review by Richard J. M.
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"Easy Email client"

What do you like best?

Easy to use with many features and free to use.

What do you dislike?

Address book and contacts is a little counter intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to set up and use. Works consistently most of the time. Does lock-up maybe once a month. It has good security features and is open source, so you are not reliant on an one company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can set up many email accounts and organize all communication

Thunderbird review by User in Automotive
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"One of the better free e-mail clients"

What do you like best?

If you have always worked in corporate environments that use Outlook as a default mail client, switching to Thunderbird is not a massive leap. The interface, functionality and initial set-up are not too dissimilar.

What do you dislike?

If you're like anything like me, you'll often have a vague recollection of an email that has some important data, but can't quite remember where you've saved it. Search functionality is the savior of forgetful types like me, and in this respect, Thunderbird is not all I'd hoped. I've done tests where I have searched for a sender that appears multiple times in my inbox, yet only one result is returned.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For private, freelance and even small business use, Thunderbird will be an easy to use mail client that is not too dissimilar in interface from major mail clients.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I freelanced and needed a cost-saving mail client, Thunderbird worked best. It seemed to integrate pretty well with a Gmail account and was not too slow.

Thunderbird review by Elaine W.
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"Allows me to categorize all my emails sent to and from customers."

What do you like best?

I like that i can categorize all my emails that i send and receive from customers, it makes my job so much easier and tidier. I'm able to view pictures and attachments that are sent to me, which always helps my customers.Also i like that i can highlight a star next to each email that i have read and already responded to. I like that when i need to look and see whether or not i have previously emailed a specific customer/person, i can just type in their email address and it will pop up if i have emailed them in the past. Also is convenient that you can sort your emails by "date" making it easy to see when an email was sent or received, but also by "from" and making it easy to see how many emails were received from the same customer.

What do you dislike?

Every so often an email will come through at a different time than the email reads that it came through. I don't like getting junk mail.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely easy to use and makes organization of emails a lot easier. You will like how you can categorize and mark emails as open and read. It makes your job easier when a customer does not want to wait to receive a document, you can just send them an email.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to view customers pictures only making it easier to help them out. Also i can email attachments to them instead of having to mail them and making them wait 3-5 days to receive it.

Thunderbird review by Grace Stephanie M.
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"Thunderbird for your work mail"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird can be used outside a web browser, so you can read mail while working on something different in your web browser. It's easy to read mail thanks to it's interface is super customizable. Also, you have chat and multiple mail boxes, so everything is in the same place. Attaching things is super easy, just drag them and they will appear in a box at the right, if you change your mind and want to eliminate them just click in the x and it's done. Also, you can enable notifications, so while you are working a little card at the botton of your screen will tell you you have new mail.

What do you dislike?

It's kind of complicated to set up the first time. Also if you don't use Mozilla you will have to download and install the program. Attaching files at first is complicated because of the file is too big, you get an annoying notification. External mail will ask you for a confirmation to see the entire mail. Personalizing signature is not easy or beautiful. Pretty standard fonts and colors. Interface is boring and too serious for my taste.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patien at first is seems unwelcoming, but it grows on you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usual work related mails and chat, Sending mail is fast and easy, it saves time and time is money. so i like that.

Thunderbird review by Elizabeth H.
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"Email Organizer "

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is great for sorting your emails- especially if your job is like mine, receiving over 100 per day.

Handles multiple accounts. Automatically determines server settings at email account setup. Handles large attachments using online services. You can personalize your accounts.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the fact that there wasn't much support when I first started using Thunderbird. I had to figure most of it out on my own, along with Google searches.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a free program that is similar to outlook, I definitely would recommend this program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are saving time by using thunderbird. It is great for organizing all of our business emails.

Thunderbird review by Kelsey S.
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"Thunderbird Email client is great for small Open source companies!"

What do you like best?

I love the freedom to change and maintain Thunderbird how you want. You can add any theme that suits you, as well as customize the layout. For something that is technically "free" it is so beautiful and easy to use. We all rely on it here at our small software business.

What do you dislike?

I really do not dislike too much about this Email client. I don't see the calendar sending out correct reminders enough, so I use Zimbra as an add on feature because it never fails me. Truly though, this isn't even a "bare bones" Email client, which you might think it would be since it is open source. It has pretty much everything you need!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Absolutely use this service! Not only is it a part of the open source community, but it is honestly so easy to use and pretty visually pleasing!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a "free" email client that we could all use and customize. Paying for Outlook was not an option as a small start up.

Thunderbird review by Alex P.
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"Thunderbird at Work"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is a sleek, well put together app that benefits anyone with a high email load. I love the notifications, I love the customization, and most importantly, I love the flow of the app. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

What do you dislike?

I don't really have anything that I dislike. The only problem I had was after an update the default formatting went to double spaced instead of single spaced.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I know thunderbird and firefox are working together but please let us use google!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am on several mailing lists which could clog up my inbox. The filter tools help a ton. I've also managed to store several emails conveniently on my PC. Obviously other email apps can do this but the price (FREE!) that thunderbird does it rival other apps.

Thunderbird review by Manuel S.
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"Gratis y funcional"

What do you like best?

Cumple con sus expectativas muy bien, no tiene publicidad engañosa cada dos por tres, es rápido, buen manejo de los correos.

What do you dislike?

No hay nada que me disguste hasta ahora, como mucho que se pueda personalizar más a tu gusto y hacer la interfaz más atractiva. En un primer momento puede parecerte un programa poco intuitivo y difícil de entender pero se aprende rápido.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si quieres organizar tus correos sin tener que preocuparte por spam y demás es una buena opción.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ya no tienes que preocuparte más por organizar tus correos, cómodo, rápido y sencillo.

Thunderbird review by User in Computer Software
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"Great email client, especially with extensions"

What do you like best?

I have multiple email accounts, both personal and business, and Thunderbird allows me to easily work with all of them at once, including accounts hosted on Gmail servers. The extensions make it even more powerful.

Some of my favorite extensions/add-ons:

- Google Calendar Tab

- Change Quote and Reply Format

- Keyconfig

- Quicktext

and more!

What do you dislike?

I'd love to have one line for "To:" recipients, one for "CC:" recipients, etc. Thunderbird has one line for each recipient, which gives great control for being able to change each one from To: to CC:, but I'd prefer to have all for each type on the same line. I requested this MANY years ago, pointing out that just about every other email client in the world did it that way, and was essentially told "That may be, but we do it differently."

There have also been a couple of other areas where I (and others) have made suggestions, and the response from the dev team was either non-existent or something along the lines of what I said above.

Biggest problem -- it's no longer under active development. However I still use it because it's best for the way I work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy organization of multiple email accounts, simplified management of accounts.

Thunderbird review by Miguel U.
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"The best email client"

What do you like best?

There many things that I like about Thunderbird, one is that let me open multiple accounts at the same time and manage a different identity for each of them. Also, since it uses some connection protocols, I save bandwith and works faster than any other email clint.

It's open source and maintained by Mozilla, so it's very secure and protects my privacy. Also, I like how I can extend its features with plugins, like Lighting to have a calendar, Enigmail to secure sign emails with just clicks, etc.

What do you dislike?

Mozilla doesn't update it very frequently, also the UI seems a little bit old by now, it doesn't support Exchange protocol and doesn't have a mobile version.

When indexing multiple accounts at the same time, it might put your PC slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend you to sync the configuration folder using dropbox, so you can have your accounts and configuration synced across all operating systems.

Thunderbird is more than an email client, it also supports calendar and chats to comunicate with other people.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My main problem is that I have multiple email accounts and it takes a lot of time to move around each website's email client. With thunderbird I can review all my emails in a single application faster and very secure.

Thunderbird review by Kevin B.
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"No fuss when all you want to do is read your email."

What do you like best?

I'm a big fan of programs that just do what I want them to do, simply and easily. I don't have to worry about silly search engines, intrusive ads, or slow start times. I can read, sort, and manage my messages without any problem.

What do you dislike?

There's not much to dislike. At most, I would like the option to be able to go in and personalize the display a bit, but I don't really care too much about it, as long as the program works.

Recommendations to others considering the product

nothing to recommend. Just use it if you need something simple and easy to do your work in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wasting time on emails can be annoying. I can do what I need to, simply and easily. What more do you need?

Thunderbird review by Baron S.
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"Thunderbird soars over Apple's default Mail client"

What do you like best?

Ability to incorporate GPG encryption is a feature missing from the latest Apple Mail product. Apple tries too hard to hide the geek side of tech products so just trying to see which of my multiple email accounts received an email is difficult.

What do you dislike?

Needs a customize button to quickly flip between folders and unified inbox. The interface looks a bit institutional but it gets the job done.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is a good alternative to Apple Mail. It does a solid job with mail, doesn't feel like it's being held together with chewing gum and duct tape like Apple Mail feels sometimes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Apple Mail would often having missing email which was very problematic. Also it was difficult to reveal the actual email addresses in the From/To fields in Apple Mail.

Thunderbird review by G2 Crowd User in Environmental Services
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"Stealng Thundebird's Thunder"

What do you like best?

The part that I kike the most about Thunderbird is the fact that it is free. Microsoft staff at the Microsoft store put Thunderbird on my computer and so the set-up and the connection with Microsoft made for an easy transition for the software to get loaded on my computer

What do you dislike?

There are a lot of things I do not like about Thunderbird unfortunately and I prefer Outlook much more.

I do not ilke the searching function of Thunderbird. I need to retype my password into my account frequently and it gets annoying when sending time sensative email (e.g. boarding a plane, typing emails on the go, etc). I loose a lot of draft and final emails on Thunderbird. I have no idea where the emails go but I have to BCC myself on every email I write to make 100% certain the emails successfully send. I am not going to hold back here but I LOATHE Thunderbird (DON'T DO IT). It gives me heart palpitations and headaches around the amount of emails that seem to "disappear". If it were my choice I would reload Outlook but the Microsoft people cannot seem to do it and without my permission they pushed me into Thunderbird.

Recommendations to others considering the product

DO NOT USE THUNDERBIRD. PERIOD. YOU WILL REGRET. This is the most honest review I have ever written but I really hate using Thunderbird.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My business is solving the problem of a lack of capital for businesses conserving water, energy, or forests. My company uses Thunderbird to send and received emails. My company has not realized any benefit to using Thunderbird. My company has reaped the benefits of government grants for projects.

* This question is confusing. Is this question about what business problems have been solved with Thunderbird or what problems has my business solved? Is the second question asking what benefits have I realized for my clients or what benefits have I realized using Thunderbird?

Thunderbird review by G2 Crowd User in Motion Pictures and Film
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"Sufficient for our needs"

What do you like best?

I like how modular and customizable the layouts are. Using tabs like in Firefox feels familiar and saves on screen real estate. The preview panel is useful for viewing new/existing emails quickly and loads quickly. There is a separate online service for dealing with large attachments which has proved useful.

What do you dislike?

I have some issues with the inaccuracy of the junk mail filter. Oftentimes relevant company emails seem to be considered junk, and after marking "not junk", the accuracy has not improved. This is not a huge issue, as the junk mail notifier is fairly small and unintrusive, but it would be great if it could be fixed in an upcoming version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great product, and seems to be the best alternative for businesses looking for a Linux mail client based on our experience and research. We have very few complaints, and our staff love using it as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We found improved communication among team members after switching to Thunderbird. Since the software works reliably and has an attractive interface, our users are less reluctant to use the email system to communicate. And by switching to email as the primary means of communications, important information is archived and accessible much more readily than when information was passed along in person.

Thunderbird review by Phil w.
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"Probably the best crossplatform mail client"

What do you like best?

As title said , the fact that I can install it on any OS and feel home, no need to learn an other program and keep your old habits. Of course since it's free an libre open source software you can install it immediately without requesting an expense or just buying it. Other cool feature is enigmail plugin to sign or encrypt emails using PGP software.

What do you dislike?

What I don't enjoy and specially on weak devices is the indexing service which can eat lot of your resources specially if you configured a gmail account where each tags is seen as an IMAP folder, so you can expect lot of time lost in indexing the same email in several places.

Other annoyance I will have to report, when using enigmail the passphrase popup is not getting focus so beware to not type secrets in your mail composition window.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ask your sys admin for SSL or TLS support to you sysadmin, and try to promote usage of GPG if you don't feel the need for using this now, later you might regret to not have tried before.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Portability, as long IMAP is supported by mail server (even exchange is providing IMAP support) anyone is able to use it , I makes sense to support it whatever this user's operating system is.

Thunderbird review by Naveed A.
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"Email Client with Best Anti-SPAM feature"

What do you like best?

The email client is neat and clean visual presentation. The SPAM protection is the best with Thunderbird so I chose this product for my Email Client need.

What do you dislike?

The working capability is good so unable to give any dislike but the looks (themes) should be added more often so user can redesign the interface as per their preferance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thunderbird is good looking, with simple setup, E-mail client. It works good and in my experiance can support large size emails storage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is free with lots of features. The SPAM emails are filtered at very good level.

Thunderbird review by G2 Crowd User in Higher Education
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"Thunderbird has worked great for me"

What do you like best?

It's easy to add and configure multiple accounts and this is the main reason why I use thunderbird. I also have made good use of groups. Additionally formatting emails and adding attachments is very easy, and I like that thunderbird will remind me to add a file if it picks up on keywords in the body of an email.

What do you dislike?

I feel like some features are useless to me, usually because they overlap with services I use like the calendar, tasks, and chat. Also I've had frequent issues on OSX configuring notifications - typically a notification pops up but the sender and often the inbox is incorrect. I'm sure there's a way to troubleshoot this but I haven't had the time, so it functions more as a general email notification.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great email client that's free, open-source and cross-platform. I have only used gmail's web interface and not other email programs, so I don't know how thunderbird compares - but I've been very satisfied so far.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit to me was using configuring email groups for my various work projects.

Thunderbird review by Francis D.
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"Excellent email manager"

What do you like best?

In a very simple way you can synchronize your email accounts with this email manager. For many free email accounts, it also works excellent.

What do you dislike?

So far I have had no problems. At first it were server issues but it was for lack of knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this alternative to the already well-known one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Save costs since it's free.

Thunderbird review by Tyler W.
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"The long, painstaking search for the perfect mail client may finally be over."

What do you like best?

My problem with working with Google, Microsoft and Apple (and even Amazon) products is that everybody tries to do everything. They all want their own cloud storage, contact system, email addresses, phones, music and pretty much everything else. This is extremely confusing for the everyday user who's trying to find the best product for what purpose (I use GMail, Microsoft Office, and iCloud instead of icloud mail, google docs, and OneDrive for example). I wish in our current tech world that there were industry standards that everybody uses for Office apps, cloud storage, music, news and everything else, instead of having to navigate the mass of services which makes everything so confusing. There's too many choices.

Thunderbird solves this problem for me when it comes to email. Thunderbird is extremely reliable. Its interface is simple and feels and operates much like Firefox so Firefox users will be very comfortable navigating it. The fact that it's made by Mozilla, a third party company means that it's intention is to sync with google, yahoo, and many other types of email accounts without pressuring you to sign up for their own. The calendar syncs nicely with my google calendar, and I can easily use my five email addresses (four gmail, one yahoo) with their client.

Thunderbird's infrastructure is easy to use. The subject headers are positioned so you can see the entirety of the subject so you know what you're opening instead of little snippets like Apple Mail. All the folders sync nicely and Thunderbird even has an add - on for contacts. Mozilla still has that innovative start - up feel to their company and are always so willing to receive feedback, so any potential bugs are likely to be addressed by developers.

What do you dislike?

The calendar has some sync problems with Google Calenda and Contactsr. The names of the calendars and contact groups haven't properly synced across all my devices (iPhone 6+, Macbook air, and a Windows 10 Desktop I built).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely recommend for personal use. Excellent & reliable email client if you don't care about looks or beauty of design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a reliable email client across both Windows and MacOS is very efficient. I like coming to one source on both machines for Mail, Contacts and Calendars. I hope Mozilla continues to iron out the bugs and improve on the layout while keeping the functionality steady.

Thunderbird review by Agnė .
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"Good program to handle my work emails"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use for handling multiple email boxes. It is very nice that storage is not restricted.

What do you dislike?

Some filters that forwards emails wont work when Thunderbird is not in use. Design is a bit oldschool. Searching is a bit complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use, does the job.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's nice that you can easily switch from different email boxes.

Thunderbird review by Administrator in Computer Games
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"Powerful IMAP and POP3 Email Client"

What do you like best?

Being able to create very smart filters to sort all my emails into appropriate folders AND having it downloaded locally if I wanted to my computer.

What do you dislike?

The spam filters aren't accurate if you do decide to use it to sort the junk.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a must use client if you would like to keep all of your emails manageable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing several email accounts (5+) and keeping message sorted into folders so I can easily read important emails first and then check general. I couldn't manage all my accounts via a web interface so well.

Thunderbird review by Cesar M.
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"Buena experiencia Thunderbird"

What do you like best?

Muy agradable al consumidor y menos complicado que una serie de características de la perspectiva, en particular, el calendario

What do you dislike?

Descubro que la región de las carpetas es un poco voluminosa para usar con algún problema al duplicar correos electrónicos para carpetas específicas

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dispositivo muy beneficioso para aplicar junto con diferentes estructuras de correo electrónico porque tiene algunos factores adecuados de diferenciación

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mejor gestión de las facturas de Gmail utilizadas a lo largo de la perspectiva lateral

Thunderbird review by Bashir Osman S.
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"Good To-Do activity application"

What do you like best?

A bit more reliable then Ms Outlook and it is free

What do you dislike?

So far there is nothing to dislike for a free application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits have been so far it is a free app for both, as an email client and also task manager. It does both jobs adequately good.

Thunderbird review by Greg K.
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"Great free email client."

What do you like best?

Thunderbird is a great free email client that allows me to connect to my work exchange email with ease.

What do you dislike?

On occasion, Thunderbird starts using a huge amount of my system resources and freezes without any apparent reason. Restarting it typically corrects the issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great free email client that's easy to set up and has all the features you'll need. It even supports extensions, so you can customize it to work best for your personal situation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work off-site from my office, so I use Thunderbird to receive my emails.

Thunderbird review by Anthony J.
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"Thunderbird is a very good email and RSS client"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird supports multiple email accounts. You can fetch updates for all of it just by a single click of a button. RSS subscriptions is supported as well. HTML editor works great. It also has desktop notification so you won't miss anything in your mailbox.

What do you dislike?

Occassional crash when opening a very long conversation with lots of attachments.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saved me from the hassle of choosing different apps for email and RSS client.

Thunderbird review by Andrew H.
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"Thunderbird review"

What do you like best?

I really like the easy drag and drop email management. I sort my emails in a lot of different folders and Thunderbird does this very easily

What do you dislike?

Thunderbird is very slow to load sometimes. I have a lot of old emails that I need to keep and have easy access to. This causes Thunderbird to load very slowly. I have taken the suggested steps to improve this, which has helped but didn't completely solve the problem. The software is also laggy sometimes and has issues doing more than one thing at once (ie. receiving an email at the same time as I am filing an email.)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Allow for faster loading and quicker in use functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I receive a lot of emails everyday and I need to file them efficiently for possible retrieval later on. Thunderbird is very good for this. It allows me to retrieve the email easily later on which saves a lot of time a hassle.

Thunderbird review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Thunderbird a cheaper version of Outlook at a better value though lacks some bells and whistles "

What do you like best?

It is a free email server that works across multiple operating systems

What do you dislike?

i wish i could edit emails andd save them like i can in outlook

no spam folder makes me worry i'm just not getting emails instead of them going to spam

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you can afford outlook it may be worth it to you

or if you can get by without some of the extra bells and whistles this may be the best value for you

you will be disappointed if switching from outlook

not the most user intuitive email application

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are utilizing thunderbird as our main means of email communication. The great benefit is that it is free of course. It also works across multiple operating systems.

Thunderbird review by G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great software, easy to use"

What do you like best?

What I do like best about thunderbird is it's simplicity. It doesn't have as many functionalities as Outlook and it's a plus for me. At lot less clutter and straight to the basic : emails.

What do you dislike?

It may sound strange, but I found it's updated too often. I have to restart it often because of a new update and sometimes I can get lost when the change the interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since it's free, trying it and if you don't like it you can always change. Nothing to lose expect time!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need a program to receive our email and we didn't want to subscribe to Office 365. Thunderbird is free, popular and still updated. It was perfect for us!

Thunderbird review by Gordon M.
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"Integrated, Available, and Convenient"

What do you like best?

Thunderbird handles communication and collaboration tasks in one well integrated application, and it's available on all of the major desktop operating systems, which minimizes the amount of documentation that I need to write for the users I support.

My wife recently switched to Thunderbird after using competing applications from Microsoft on her older laptop, and Apple on her new one. She found Thunderbird significantly easier to use than the other options.

What do you dislike?

I honestly don't have any complaints about Thunderbird.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird provides our users with convenient access to email for communication and shared calendars and address books for scheduling and collaboration.

Thunderbird review by User in Construction
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"Much better alternative"

What do you like best?

The search function is much more in depth than Outlook and not only can you search by name or subject you can also narrow down what type of attachment if any.

What do you dislike?

There is not wide spread integration with other software like there is with Outlook which limits itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out, its free and you will find out how quickly you enjoy using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving money since its free to use.

Thunderbird review by User
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"Great way of sorting and finding your mails"

What do you like best?

The fact you can store your mails into accounts and files which enables you to find them easily

What do you dislike?

the fact that the preferences on one computer do not appear on another computer, it doesn't save

Recommendations to others considering the product

make what you have adapted on one computer saved on all other computers you use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving all of our sorting out issues and can easily find old conversations in the team

Thunderbird review by Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Thunderbird is the best email management software for multiple email accounts"

What do you like best?

It has almost unlimited settings that can be changed and tons of plugins that make thunderbird very powerful.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the UI design as it does not feel very modern and can use an update.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend that you you use integrations and link other accounts like google calendar to it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thunderbird helps me manage multiple company email addresses all in one place and to also automate tedious tasks.

Thunderbird review by Kelvin L.
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"Nice application."

What do you like best?

It is quite easy to use and it is stable.

What do you dislike?

The notification may not show sometimes when there is an email coming.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communicating with colleagues.

Thunderbird review by User
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"Old, but Reliable"

What do you like best?

It's easy to back up, and easy to manage dozens of accounts, and has an RSS feed reader built-in. It also has decent integration of calendaring. It also conforms to an older style of UI.

What do you dislike?

The calendaring could be more like Google Calendar. The tasks list is OK, but doesn't show up on my phone. There are some occasional layout glitches when editing new mail.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have multiple accounts, this is an easy way to download the emails for all of them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Retrieve mail, classify it, and back it up.

Thunderbird review by User in Medical Devices
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"It's an OK alternatives to Microsoft Outlook."

What do you like best?

I don't have choice. It is the only option available for working emails. We don't have Microsoft Outlook. After using it, I think it is a good enough alternative Microsoft Outlook.

What do you dislike?

Obviously, it is cheaper than Microsoft Outlook. It saves the company money.

But, eventually, Microsoft Outlook is the King. No one else can replace Microsoft Outlook.

No matter how sexy they are, all these alternatives are still unable to compete against Outlook.

Recommendations to others considering the product

good enough to replace your company's Microsoft Outlook, if your company wants to save spending.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's an email client.

Thunderbird review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"A Decent Mail Program"

What do you like best?

It handles POP and IMAP and RSS without issue and it makes email easy to manage and organize

What do you dislike?

It doesn't show related messages which is an essential feature these days

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Email hasn't completely moved into a web-only forum yet, so there are still e-mail services that offer POP and IMAP. Thunderbird is a snappy, feature rich, bloat-free desktop client that is easy to use if you're still using those older e-mail platforms.

Thunderbird review by User
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"Good Thunderbird Experience"

What do you like best?

Quite user friendly and easier than some of the outlook functions particularly the calendar

What do you dislike?

I find the folders area a little cumbersome to use with some difficulty in duplicating emails for different folders

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very useful tool to use in conjunction with other email systems as it has some good points of diffrentation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better management of the gmail accounts used in conjunction with outlook

Thunderbird review by Internal Consultant
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"Great Mailing software"

What do you like best?

I can handle more than one email account with the same program with securement. As well as it is very easy to customize

What do you dislike?

Sometimes Thunderbird unexpectedly crushes and takes a while to recover

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is great open source mail program

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication with customers and handling invitations to meetings

Thunderbird review by User in Civic & Social Organization
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"Great email client"

What do you like best?

Free, easy to use, and has a lot of features.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, I really love using Thunderbird.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great email client and best of all it's free. There's a bit of an adjustment period when switching from Outlook, but it's just as powerful without the huge price tag.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Thunderbird to manage our emails.

Thunderbird review by G2 Crowd User in Consumer Goods
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"Great app for email management"

What do you like best?

It gives you direct access to your email settings and servers, there are options for everything from email signatures to port settings.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't have the most intuitive tag system, I'll be honest when I say that I just haven't tried to figure it out because it seems like it's not easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's an email client, there aren't a lot of problems to have with it, but when I open up my own email server, there's no problems because I have access to every part of the client.

Thunderbird review by Jorge S.
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"First year working with this email client and no problems so far"

What do you like best?

Another great email program, probably the no ads is the best part of using this program

What do you dislike?

My main complaint would have to be with storage capacity. Since I email tons of photos daily, then it is difficult at times when attachments do not come through or fail while sending

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for business and personal use, never have problems with this program

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My daily email client. Mainly used for communication purposes

Thunderbird review by Encio B.
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"The best email client... Period..."

What do you like best?

This client is versatile, powerful, user friendly beside the solid company behind it (Mozilla).

What do you dislike?

Sincerely, I don't have any major complain.