Mozilla® Thunderbird® 3.1 review
In this age of Internet and Web, a powerful and efficient email manager or agent is required by the user for faster and accurate mail transaction. Mozilla intends to improve the e-mail experience of an user by introducing the all new Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1, which gives an improved performance in mail management as well as high security standards for the protection of the user’s computer.
Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 is an email manager that sets standards in the area of mail management. It suits the usage pattern of a basic home user. It can also meet the high demands of a professional expert as well as corporate. The 'back and forward' button and message markers improves the mail system by a great extent and makes navigation between various pages an easy task.
The all new Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 has revolutionized the mailing system and message management system greatly. With the implementation of many new features, it improves the efficiency of the mail system. With a minimum system requirement of 512 MB of RAM and 20 GB hard disk space, it can operate on almost all versions of Windows line Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 etc. The search tool uses improved search tactics to find emails. The search can be done by providing the criteria using which the search has to be done like searching for the keyword only in the recipients field or in the subject field etc. The searches done in the past can be saved for future references.
- FIVE – Improved spam and phishing protection
The anti-spam tools have been improved to provide a better protection from the threats. One of the key additions to Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 is the ability to use the anti-spam feature of the service provider to sort out the spam and send them to a common location intended to store spam. It also alerts the user about any new threats that tries to enter the mail box. It also alerts the user about links that can lead to malicious sites.
- FOUR – Efficient internal search
One key job of email client is to search the mail box for messages or mails based upon the criteria given by the user. But most of the email managers use the same method for searching and hence there in no improvement made to the speed. But Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 improves this by providing the facility of instant search. It also gives the user the provision to mention the type of the field to be searched like the recipient field or the subject field.
- THREE – Tabs and back and forward buttons
With the help of tabs, Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1, like web browsers, provides the user with the ability to separate each message in new tabs. When a new message arrives in the mail box, it is displayed using a new tab and clicking the tab opens the message. These tabs are saved by the email client to tackle the situation of sudden crashing of the system.
- TWO – Automatic configuration
A home user or a normal user finds it very hard to configure the POP3 or SMTP server, to use it effectively. Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 solves this problem by providing auto configuration of the mail server. This also helps in efficient and quick retrieving of the mails from the server.
- ONE – General features
Different add-ons can be used to provide a variety of interesting and useful features to the user. It also uses dynamic search filters to arrange messages according to the values of various fields like subject etc. For instant message reply, a new toolbar is provided. This can also be customized according to the user profiles. Insertion of new entry to the contact list is also simple.
Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 is one of the ultimate and efficient email client launched by Mozilla. With its self configurability and efficient message notification strategy, it makes the email experience more comfortable.