Thunderbird Review - why 4.9 stars?

Thunderbird Review
ITQlick Score: 70/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.9/5)
Pricing: 3.4/10 - low cost
Category: Email Utilities -> Thunderbird
Ranking:Ranked 3 out of 14 Email Utilities systems
Company: Mozilla Foundation
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Thunderbird pricing, Thunderbird alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Apr 26, 2022

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What is Thunderbird and its features?

Thunderbird is an email clientthat can make emailing faster, easier and safer for users with features like intelligent spam filter and quick search. Users just need an email address, name, password and an email account to get started with this software.

Mozilla, the company behind Thunderbird, was founded back in 2005, is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

What is Thunderbird rating?

The rating of Thunderbird is 4.9 stars out of 5 and the total score is 70 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Thunderbird?

Thunderbird is suitable for individuals and people who are looking for a simple email solution with all the basic features. The software can be also used by people who are looking for a solution that offers support for Microsoft Exchange mail servers.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Thunderbird makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Thunderbird cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Thunderbird on your mobile/smart phone.

Is Thunderbird the best Email Utilities system?

Thunderbird is ranked 3 out of 14 software in their category (Email Utilities systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Thunderbird comes with easy mail account setup wizard, personalized email addresses, improved interface with tabbed email, multiple channel chat, attachment reminder, email experience customization, large files management, add-ons manager, multiple search options, quick filter toolbar and message archive features. The activity manager can record all the interactions between your email provider and Thunderbird and help you to monitor activities in one place.

What are Thunderbird's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Thunderbird is compatible with several platforms including Mac OS X, Linux and Windows
  • Thunderbird supports importing contacts from Outlook and adding several emails and phone numbers for each contact
  • The email client supports handling multiple accounts and large attachments with online services

What are Thunderbird's cons? (3 cons)

  • Thunderbird requires installing calendar and task-list separately unlike other similar tools
  • Thunderbird doesn’t offer complete support for Microsoft Exchange Server which can be a problem for some users
  • The email client doesn’t offer a full-featured calendar like other similar tools

Who are their main alternatives?

Outlook and Evolution are the competitors of Thunderbird. Outlook comes with a full-featured calendar, task-list and the calendar is completely integrated with contacts and email but Thunderbird is available for free. Evolution comes with message labeling, spell check and Bi-Directional text support but it’s not highly customizable like Thunderbird.

What is the cost of Thunderbird?

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 3.4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Thunderbird

What should you ask Mozilla Foundation during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Thunderbird and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Thunderbird in action.

List of categories

Email

List of features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.