Mozilla’s Thunderbird is my choice for email. I use it all day every day, and I can heartily recommend it as an often more powerful and capable replacement for mail programs like Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and many other desktop email applications.
The feature list is long, but I want to call out some of my favorite features and some of the things that personally draw me to Thunderbird and cause me to make it my recommendation for almost anyone using a desktop email program.
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… Thunderbird remains my recommended alternative to almost every other desktop email program.
Naturally, there are many more features that may appeal to you. I encourage you to have a look.
Thunderbird remains my recommended alternative to almost every other desktop email program. (The sole exception would be Microsoft Outlook for the corporate and power user, but even then, I’m a power user, and have come to prefer Thunderbird anyway.)
If you don’t already have a favorite (I acknowledge that email programs are often a personal, even passionate, decision), or you’re struggling with the drawbacks of whatever program you’re currently using, Thunderbird is worth a look.
I recommend it.