What is Mozilla Thunderbird?

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free and open-source cross-platform application for managing email clients and chat developed by Mozilla Foundation. This email application is powerful and easy to use

Why should I use Thunderbird?

Thunderbird has many different features. Thunderbird gives you full control and ownership over your email. Thunderbird is free and open-source software. So, anyone can download and use the program for free. Thunderbird is available in 56 different languages.


Message Management:- Thunderbird can manage multiple newsgroups, emails, and news feed accounts. Features like quick search, and find messages.

Junk filtering:- Thunderbird can also understand classification by a server-based filter.

Extensions and themes:- Extension allow the addition of features. Thunderbird supports a variety of themes for changing its overlook and user’s feel.

File formats supported:- Thunderbird also provides mailbox format supports, but the feature is not yet enabled due to work in progress.

Big file linking:- Thunderbird has a support system for automatic linking of large files instead of attaching them directly to the mail messages.

HTML formatting and code insertion:- Thunderbird provides an editor for composing messages formatted with HTML. There is basic support for HTML template messages.

Limitations and Known Issues

As with any Software, there are some limitations to the number and sizes of files. Such as maximum file sizes on a file system that do not have large file support, as well as possible limitations of long filenames.

What is my Thunderbird email address?

Thunderbird is an email application, it does not provide email addresses. Thunderbird works with your existing email address. If you do not have any email address, you may apply to the service provider before start Thunderbird.

Setting up Thunderbird

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. From the File menu, select option New and then Existing Account
  3. Enter the following settings:
    • Your name: Enter name of the user you’re setting up. This shows in the messages ‘From’ details.
    • Password: Enter the user’s password here.
    • Remember password: You can check this box so that the program doesn’t prompt you to enter the password each time you open it up.
  4. Once you enter the all information, click Continue on the bottom right.
  5. The correct settings for your mail server should appear. Check the ‘Mail server names’ article to confirm. The outgoing server is always SMTP. Dreamhost.com.
  6. Click Done to complete the setup.


Thunderbird gives you security features such as TLS/SSL connections to IMAP and SMTP servers. It also provides support for secure email and messages. These features can take advantage of the smartcards with the installation of additional extensions.

Security features may be added through extension.

Where can I get help with using Thunderbird?

All support is web-based. Check Thunderbird’s supports where you can ask a question, or search for your issues.

Thunderbird does not provide direct support services. We can also say that Thunderbird does not offer support via email, fax, chat, phone, remote, nor paid support.


Thunderbird development team release in three stages, called Beta, Earlybird, and Daily. The release dates and versions are exactly the same as Mozilla Firefox.

For example, Thunderbird 7 and Firefox 7 were both released on September 27, 2011.

Migration Possibilities

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