Mozilla Thunderbird

United States
November 7, 2008 11:10pm CST
Any of you guys use this email client? I find it's a lot better than logging onto my gmail account manually and refreshing the page to see if I got a new message. It's just like Microsoft Outlook, but free. I usually leave it running on my computer while I'm doing other stuff and it receives fowarded emails instantly from my gmail account, so I never have to log on to my gmail manually.
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@loxion (1551)
• India
8 Nov 08
I tried to use it once but only to find that it more like outlook as you said, i find it difficult because i thought it needs you to register as an outllook customer to receive mail through it Up until today i do not understand how it works, i think is just outlook express. Can you access your G-mail account through it?
• United States
8 Nov 08
Yes, you can forward your mail from you gmail account right to Thunderbird. I'm not sure exactly how I set it up (setup 6 months ago and have been loving it since). The thing is you don't need to register like you need to with Outlook Express. It has the look of Outlook, but is much more user friendly.
@loxion (1551)
• India
8 Nov 08
And how will you access it? you just open the thunderbird messenger? what about the security feature? because as you know when you login to your G-mail account...it takes you to the secured/encrypted page, does the mozilla's thunderbord do the same?
• United States
8 Nov 08
You can password protect Thunderbird. Other than that I don't believe it's that encrypted. All Thunderbird does is just fish your emails from your Gmail account straight to your desktop for your convenience. I believe it works with other emailing alternatives as well.
@alphason (233)
8 Nov 08
I use Thunderbird all the time on my PC and alos Thunderbird portable on my memory stick. Using it with gmail is great, especially when you have mulitple accounts as I do. I tend to use unique emails when I sign up to somethings.