• Review

    3 great free email programs for the Mac

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    Not happy with the Mac's mail program? No problem. Here are three very good alternatives.
  • Thunderbird 15 delivers security fixes and chat support

    Posted September 1, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Along with launching Firefox 15, Mozilla on Tuesday also rolled out the latest version of its free and open source Thunderbird email client.
  • Thunderbird tip: show only unread messages

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:03 am

    I'm increasingly of the opinion that Mozilla's Thunderbird is the best email client for Windows. It's fast, free, versatile, and reasonably easy to use.
  • Mozilla clipping Thunderbird's wings

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    Mozilla is halting development on its free email program, Thunderbird.
  • Review

    The best freeware for small businesses

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:43 am

    For too many people, the phrase "free software" conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs. If that's what you think of freeware, you're missing an opportunity to save your business a lot of cash.
  • Thunderbird tips: IMAP subscriptions, email replies

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 8:04 am

    Recently I shared a Thunderbird tip on how to mark a message as read when you reply. See, I'm test-driving Thunderbird as a potential replacement for Microsoft Outlook. It's getting the job done, but I occasionally find myself grumbling about settings that should be easy to find--but aren't.
  • Open source roars on OS X Lion

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 9:10 am

    The battle for the desktop may have turned into more of a heated argument, thanks to energy shifting to mobile platforms, but that doesn't mean that open source hasn't staked out some territory. Brian Proffitt offers this update on the state of open source apps available on the latest version of OS X.
  • Ubuntu 'Oneiric Ocelot' Gains Linux 3.0, Thunderbird

    Posted August 11, 2011 - 7:39 pm

    After all the controversy that followed the release of Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal," it's hard not to anticipate with at least some anxiety the upcoming debut of version 11.10, also known as "Oneiric Ocelot."
  • Nine features we may see in Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot'

    Posted May 17, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Canonical's Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" may still be occupying much of the Linux world's attention, but at last week's Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest, the next version of the free and open source Linux distribution began to take form.
  • What's Better Than Gmail? Thunderbird 3.0

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    In the age of Twitter, SMS and IM is e-mail obsolete? Not yet. Like it or not, most of us gets dozens, even hundreds, of e-mails a day. Since that's the case, why not look for the easiest and least costly way to manage that flood of useful--and useless-- information?
  • Review

    Postbox Thunders Out of Beta to Organize Inbox

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:05 am

    The Postbox e-mail program starts with the free Thunderbird program and adds a bevy of nice features--as well as a $40 price tag after the free trial.
  • Firefox, Thunderbird tweaks and add ons worth looking at

    Posted September 6, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    As is true of most good software, both Firefox and Thunderbird work pretty well installed with default options. But like most complex tools, a bit of learning and tweaking pays off.
  • Mozilla fixes nine flaws in Thunderbird

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 4:33 pm

    Mozilla Messaging patched nine security vulnerabilities in Thunderbird Wednesday, the first time it's plugged holes in the e-mail software since early May.
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