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Title: Mozilla Thunderbird


1
Mozilla Thunderbird
2
What is Thunderbird?
  • E-mail client
  • Usenet newsgroup reader
  • RSS client
  • Comparable to
  • Outlook Express
  • Eudora
  • Netscape Communicator

3
Supported Platforms
  • Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • OS/2
  • Solaris

4
Thunderbird Is Free
  • Thunderbird is a free, open source program
  • Maintained by the Mozilla project
  • Downloadable at http//www.mozilla.com/thunderbird
    /

5
About the Mozilla Project
  • Launched by Netscape in 1998
  • Large, open source community of developers and
    testers
  • Development roadmap available to the public
  • Frequent releases
  • Advocate for standards on the Net

6
Features
  • Multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts
  • POP and IMAP protocols
  • HTML mail formatting
  • Import and export e-mail accounts and messages
  • Spell check as you type
  • Deleting and detaching file attachments
  • Advanced message filtering
  • Folder retention rules
  • Customizable
  • E-mail stored as plain text

7
Features Not Included
  • Calendar, notes, and task management
  • Support for HTML e-mail (e.g. Hotmail)

8
Junk Mail Filters
  • Adaptive junk mail detection learns what is
    junk and what is not junk
  • Will use your mail providers spam filters
  • Marking a message as junk is as easy as
    clicking a button

9
Anti-phishing Protection
  • Thunderbird alerts you when a message might be a
    scam

10
Security
  • S/MIME
  • Digital signing
  • Message encryption
  • Certificates and security devices
  • Attachments never run without permission
  • Does not allow scripts to run by default
  • Does not display pictures by default

11
Automatic Updates
  • Automatically downloaded in the background
  • Prompts you to install them when ready

12
Customizations
  • Customizable toolbar
  • Extensions
  • Themes
  • Three unique message views
  • Mail views to sort your e-mail

13
Extensions
  • Small program add-ons that extend the
    capabilities of Thunderbird
  • Available on Mozillas website
  • Made by third parties, so they may be risky

14
Sampling of Extensions
  • DictionarySearch Look up a selected word in an
    online dictionary
  • Contacts Sidebar Display address book in a
    sidebar
  • StockTicker Show favorite stocks in a
    customizable ticker

15
What Dont I Like?
  • When copying or moving messages, folder
    navigation is clumsy and error-prone at best
  • When in the midst of selecting a folder to move
    or copy a message to, there is no way to create a
    new folder

16
Cool Geek Trick
  • Set up a multi-boot system with Windows XP and
    Linux
  • Install Thunderbird for Windows and set up your
    e-mail account
  • Install Thunderbird for Linux
  • Copy and tweak the preferences file to access the
    folders and e-mail messages stored on the Windows
    partition
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