From the minds of the people behind Firefox browser, Thunderbird is a fantastic, feature rich email client.

Mozilla’s Thunderbird gives you lots of features and customizable options such as :IMAP/POP support.  A built-in RSS reader.  Support for HTML mail.  A powerful quick search with saved search folders.  There is also advanced message filtering. Message grouping. Labels.  Return receipts.  You can configure a smart address book with LDAP address completion. There are import tools and the ability to manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts.

With Thunderbird you can also have Tabbed email, an Archive feature similar to the one in GMail. Lightning fast search and Smart folders.

A full list of the changes made/bug list in Thunderbird 29.0 Beta is available at Mozilla.

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You can download the latest version of Thunderbird form FileHippo now.

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