Mozilla Thunderbird combines smart browsing with sharp innovations aimed at both Web-mail clients and industry standards like Microsoft Outlook. Basics like junk-mail filters, HTML support, multiple identities, and POP, IMAP, and Microsoft Exchange server support load fast and are bolstered by S/MMIE, digital signing, message encryption, and a phishing detector. Interface tweaks maximise message viewing — a necessity in an email reader.
Back and forward browser-style buttons, customisable tags, and colours make it a cinch to keep things organised, even across folders. Gmail support is as simple as entering your email address and password; searches can be saved as folders; and Thunderbird supports extensions like Firefox, allowing for serious enhancement tweaks, including everything from calendar and scheduling support to PGP encryption.
If your computer comes with Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail, there's nothing wrong with using them. However, Thunderbird is the only client that brings the utility of Firefox extensions and the developer's community behind them to secure emailing.
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