Thunderbird 1.0.2 is Mozilla’s next generation e-mail client. “Thunderbird makes emailing safer, faster and easier than ever before.” is what they say and here’s our inference: Aiming not only the FireFox users, the Mozilla Organization’s developers are trying to produce a cross platform stand alone mail application using the XUL user interface language. The Mozilla Thunderbird Mail Project comes with some new features like: toolbars customizing, support for extension, themes support (which are downloadable), and also performance improvements.
Security features include S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, and a built-in phishing detector. Add-ons, based on the same code as Firefox’s add-on network, can enhance your security even further.
Joining such useful features as the back and forward e-mail browsing buttons and customizable tags in version 3.0 are a set of must-have features. The powerful search tool integrates results with desktop searches on Windows Vista and Windows 7, while tabs reinforce the connections between Web browsing and e-mail reading. In fact, the new search tool is so powerful that if you have a massive number of e-mails, you may want to set it to index them overnight lest it drain system resources from other programs. Gmail support especially has been revamped, so you now get an All Mail folder in Thunderbird, among other improvements. Mozilla’s new Personas skins work in Thunderbird, while the Lightning add-on supplies the missing Microsoft Exchange-compatible calendar feature.
Key Features of Â Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7:
- Easier to Get Started
- Tabs and Search
- Customize Your Email Experience
- Secure and Protect Your Email
- Flexible, powerful, and lightweight.
- Pentium 233 MHz
- 64 MB RAM
- 52 MB HDD (minimal configuration)