Thunderbird Software

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About Thunderbird

Thunderbird is an open-source email management platform, which enables businesses to organize, filter, set up, search and archive email conversations and accounts. The on-premise solution automatically blocks image attachments within email messages to protect users' privacy. Using Thunderbird, managers can access conversations across multiple tabs, receive reminders about message attachments and set up user accounts with information including name, email address, and password. Organizations can schedule events on a calendar, create to-do lists and maintain an address book with details such as images, birthdays and more. Additionally, the platform supports multiple languages and offers built-in message encryption capabilities to secure conversations. Thunderbird allows...

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Thunderbird User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5

Customer support

3

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Paul

englishpool

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Retail

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

A Good Old-fashioned Email Application

Basically it just offers us a really simple, low maintenance, secure system for keeping track of our customer's e-mails.

Pros

The hint to what I like about it is in the title, yes it's been around for a long time but when something works as well as Thunderbird does you don't need to change! From a security point of view I like the fact that it isn't cloud based with all our business customer's personal mails and details stored on some other corporation's servers. It's a breeze to setup new accounts, and their are various extensions that allow you to unleash more power from the application.

Cons

There isn't really anything that I don't like about this software. We have been using for probably 12 years since we opened our business and have never had an issue.

Amy

Morningstar Productions

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Entertainment

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2021

Managing Nonprofit Theatre Communications for Cast and Crew

As stage manager for a small, non-profit theatre troupe, I used Thunderbird to create and manage an email group for every production. I can easily copy and rename my list for a new production, edit out non-participants, and add new ones. Contact suggestion cuts my work in half, and assists me in recalling numerous names. When I need to quickly communicate a schedule change, script addition, or weather cancellation, a few letters in the address box bring up my email group list immediately. File folder organization is simple and practical, and allows me to manage productions past and present in detail.

Pros

Thunderbird simplifies our communication with director, cast and crew of every production. Group email lists are manageable and user-friendly.

Cons

I would appreciate the ability to easily export my group lists so that our director could personally address the group.

Reasons for choosing Thunderbird

Thunderbird allows me to monitor multiple email accounts on one screen. Setup is a breeze. Adding accounts requires only an email and password; Thunderbird figures out the details I don't know.

Reasons for switching to Thunderbird

Without a folder system, I cannot sufficiently organize my emails in the gmail app. Threads in which an individual replies to me only on a group email become cluttered and intermingled with others' concerns. New message replies in gmail can be easily missed when grouped in with the original message.

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NetProGroup

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

4

Customer support

2

Functionality

3

Reviewed August 2021

good alternative email client if you do not want to use Microsoft Outlook both paid or free

Fast, no costs. Good alternative if you want to use a mail client instead of the more intuitive webmail portals.

Pros

its pretty fast in performance. The layout/visual is easy to understand since it is basic email layout (pretty similar as gmail)

Cons

Since it is open source you are bound to support from other users. The opening of tabs is something i personally do not like. Maybe others users are liking it more than i do. Don't like the visual. It has a rather childish menu bar layout in black and white.

Anonymous

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

Complete control over your mails

Pros

It is completely configurable through add-ons. If you use Firefox, you will find the same environmemt and interface. I have several language thesaurus add-ons, so not to make any typo whatever the language I'm using. It is free!! Also if many mail software are free, having Mozilla foundation behind gives you the security of future developments, and that it will never change to paid mode... It is so easy to move your mails and whatever linked to it, from one workstation to another (i.e. when you change your laptop..)... So to replicate your environment and have consistency of your mails (you need to se up IMAP accounts). It is hence also very easy to have backups of your mails, just in case.

Cons

Nothing really, I'm happy with Thunderbird and don't consider to change it in the future... What I would say, is that maybe I don't use it at its best, for the extensive number of add-ons existing, as I look at them only when I need a certain function.

Reasons for switching to Thunderbird

Because Eudora was discontinued, and it was missing some basic format (missing accents in Spanish..)

André

Engemax Eletricidade

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2021

Thunderbird: a open-source free alternative to Microsoft's mail client.

The best problem I solved was that I could run this program in another operating system such as Linux, without needing a powerful computer to run it. As a result, the interface responded really quickly. The second most important point is that it is completely free, meaning there is no locked feature behind a paywall.

Pros

By far the most important part is that is just works. You can easily install it on your computer (even easier on Linux) and get back to where you were at. As it is developed by the Mozilla team, it is completely open source and free, meaning you won't have to rely on Microsoft business model. And in case something doesn't feel right or there is a killer feature that is lacking, most often than not you can find an add-on that suits your needs, for free! Oh, and it is really lightweight!

Cons

As it is not affiliated with Microsoft, it lacks advanced features present by default in Outlook. The spam detection, when you first start using it is not that great. However, the more you mark e-mail as spam the more the app gets right, learning from its experience.

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