Review: Thunderbird 1.0

Posted by LTN on Jan 5, 2005 9:21 AM EDT; By Aditya Nag
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At the end, I must say that Thunderbird is perfectly capable of being used as your only email client. It did not crash on me once in weeks of testing, on either OS. It's not perfect, but it's very very good. Go ahead and try it.

There has been a lot of news lately about Firefox, the open-source browser from the Mozilla foundation. The Mozilla foundation also makes a e-mail client called Thunderbird which reached version 1.0 recently. I used Thunderbird for a few weeks to get an idea of what it's all about, and whether it matches it's better known sibling, Firefox in terms of features and stability.

Thunderbird is a free download from It is available for Linux, Windows and OS X, and the interface is remarkably consistent across all three. I tested the Linux and Windows versions. It's a relatively small download, 5.8 MB for Windows, and 9.8 MB for Linux. The installer is simple and easy to use, both on Linux and Windows. In Windows its a standard installer, in Linux it's a tar.gz file which you need to extract, and then click on the thunderbird executable.

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